Today is our 6th anniversary! This is a huge milestone for Allegra, Ruby and me, but this day really belongs to you, our readers. Without you, we wouldn’t be here, and we appreciate you so much for reading, commenting, and sharing every day.

6 years, 2,100 posts, 57,500 comments, and 3.5 million page views

Since March 1, 2009, we have brought you 2,100 new posts. 57,500 comments are a testament to the strength of our Conscious Cat community. And with 3.5 million page views, our site is reaching an ever growing audience of cat lovers who want the best for their feline family members.

The Conscious Cat has become the “go to” site for cat guardians looking for reliable information about cat health, behavior and nutrition, as well as new cat products, book reviews, and more. Our Conscious Cat Sunday feature provides feline wisdom and inspurr-ation each week.

175,000 Facebook Fans

Our community extends to our Facebook page, which, at 174,400 and counting, attracts new cat lovers every day who enjoy sharing their love for cats with a group of like minded people. We post unique content and lots and lots of cat photos there several times each day, and we love seeing your photos and contributions on the page. We’re also represented on Twitter and Pinterest. The internet is truly a wonderful place when it creates thriving communities like ours.

Happy, Healthy Cats

But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Behind these numbers are countless cats who live happier and healthier lives thanks to information their guardians have found on this site. There’s nothing that makes my day more than receiving a message from a reader whose cat has been helped by the information found here.

To celebrate all of this bounty, and to thank all of you for reading, commenting and sharing, we have our most amazing giveaway yet.

6th Anniversary Giveaway: 6 Grand Prizes, 6 Winners

We’re giving away a Peach Industries Kitty Lounger, a Sugarboy’s Paca Pet Pouf Bed, a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed, a Pet Fusion 3-Sided Vertical Scratcher, a Critterzone Air Purifier, and a Custom Portrait by Michelle Wolff. For instructions on how to enter to win, see the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.


Peach Industries Kitty Lounger

Inspired by a commitment to style, safety, and sustainability, the Peach Industries’ Kitty Loungers are chic, modern hammocks that cats just cannot resist. Each hammock is made in the USA using the highest quality, 100% USA sourced materials. From the VOC-free birch plywood to the finely woven, machine washable cotton, each element of our Kitty Loungers has been carefully selected to please the most discerning of felines. For more information and to purchase, visit


Sugarboy’s Paca Pet Pouf Bed

The Paca Pet Pouf by Sugarboy’s is a unique handmade pet bed and quite possibly the best bed your feline companion can have! These beds were inspired by the creator’s three cats, Poni, Beemer and Mowgli, who discovered the fabulous plush qualities of alpaca while she was sorting fiber. Alpaca provides ultimate luxury and comfort year round; lightweight fibers that are five times warmer than wool; and, air pockets that possess cooling properties in the summer. The Pouf is machine washable provided you have a wool setting on a front-load washer. You can also hand soak and machine spin, then air dry, or, use the top rack of the dishwasher on a delicate or top rack only setting, then air dry. For more information and to purchase, visit Sugarboy’s Etsy Shop.


Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

The Sleepypod is more than a pet bed, more than a carrier or car seat. It’s your pet’s personal space, designed to fit his or her needs. Sleepypod pampers your pet in luxurious ultra plush foam, providing comfort and security. In times of fear and stress, the dome top can be closed by unzipping the center and adjusting the sides. An extra warmer is available for extra coziness on chilly nights or when a human lap just isn’t available. Available in six vibrant colors to match any personality. For more information and to purchase, visit


Pet Fusion 3-Sided Vertical Scratcher

PetFusion’s Cat Scratcher Lounge serves double duty as both a cat scratcher and lounge. The unique sloped design is perfect for cats who like vertical scratchers – it adds a little extra interest to the traditional “straight up” vertical models. The scratcher is very sturdy on carpet, and it comes with a pack of silicone floor grippers to prevent movement on hard floors. The Pet Fusion 3 Sided Vertical Scratcher is available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members.

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Critterzone Air Purifier

The Critterzone is a powerful air naturalizer in a deceptively small package. This little unit gets the job done. Effective even on the toughest odors, including urine soaked carpeting, this air product will get to work as soon as you plug it in, cleaning up any unpleasant odors in your home. With the Critterzone, litter box odors will be a thing of the past. For more information and to purchase, visit Critterzone offers an exclusive discount for Conscious Cat readers: Get $10 off every Critterzone unit. Use code CONSCIOUSCAT at check out.


Custom Portrait by Michelle Wolff

Michelle Wolff paints stunning custom portraits of pets and wild animals. She became fascinated by the challenge of capturing the essence of an animal through charcoal, graphite, pastel and some home made watercolors, which she makes from coffee, tea and onion skins. She spends a lot of time trying to tune in and really grasp the emotional tone of the subject. I treasure the absolutely amazing colored pencil drawings of Allegra and Ruby Michelle did for me. For more information about Michelle’s art, please visit Michelle Wolff’s website.

Enter to win one of 6 Grand Prizes
6 Winners

For up to seven ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Sunday, March 15. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will be announced in a separate post following the drawing.

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the brands providing the prizes, which means that I was paid to feature this content. Regardless of payment received, you will never see products or services featured on this site that I don’t either use or would use myself.

139 Comments on 6th Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway

  1. Happy 6th Anniversary! I love your site and depend on it heavily. One of the best sources for cat-care information. My Jasper would love any of the giveaway goodies!

  2. Happy Anniversary, and keep up the good work!!! I would love to win some prizes for my clowder!!!

  3. I’d like to win this because my Desiree has a birthday next month and this would be a great gift.

  4. My senior rescue kitties had a rough start to their lives, so going to the vet is proving quite traumatic. Thankfully, we’ve gotten through most of the “catching up” with the vetting and now are into the annual visits. Unfortunately, they are terrified of the standard cat carrier, so this would be a blessing. =^..^=

  5. OOPS! Forgot to say why I’d like a catpod…..well, I see them on other blogs and think it’s a very cozy, private “hideaway” and I’m all about COZY!

    Hugs, Sam

  6. Happy Sixth Anniversary to one of the BEST sites EVER for kitty health information, timely news and tips, and two of the most beautiful torties around! Here’s to many MANY more years of The Conscious Cat.

    Hugs, Sammy

  7. We have four cats that we’ve rescued, all of them with some serious personality quirks. And lately they are all bent out of shape because we have a feral mamma and her two kittens in the back room being fostered until the kittens are old enough to be spayed.
    A new “toy” for them might help get them over it a wee bit faster.

  8. Congratulations on six years of blogging and providing excellent feline content! All of the prizes you’re offering are superb and my kitty would love any one. :o)

  9. I would love a catpod for my two cats. They were once strays and I wish I could pamper them the way I’d like to!

  10. My tortie Daisey celebrates her 15th birthday this year. I adopted her as an 8 week old kitten from the local animal control and we have been close buds ever since! We would love to snuggle in that cozy catpod bed too. Good luck to all entrants! We love this website! me


  11. Congratulations and I’m so happy for you! Thank you for such an amazing and informative blog. I love reading everything on it, and it’s helped us a ton! 🙂

  12. I really like that it’s multipurpose. I’d leave it out and let it become a familiar item so when it’s vet time perhaps it would be less stressful.

  13. I love reading your posts and articles! They’re meowvelous! I have a multi-cat family of rescued furry kids, and I would welcome any of the prizes you are offering! Thanks for the opportunity!

  14. Concatulations!!! You have helped me so much through the years with your insight and wisdom about cats and all things cat related. May The Conscious Cat continue on for many many more years!

  15. Congratulations! We travel quite a bit with our cat & he is outgrowing his current carrier, so a Sleepypod would be a wonderful upgrade!

  16. Congratulations on your 6th anniversary, and I’m looking to many more years with you. I really enjoy your site with so much interesting and entertaining information. My kitties would be over the moon these great prizes. Thank-you for the opportunity to win.

  17. Congratulations on six great years! What a wonderful assortment of prizes! My kitties and I would be thrilled to win any of them.

  18. Congrats Ingrid. I am so glad to have found your blog. You really have something for everyone. And I look forward to your posts. I think having a catpod would makes trips to the vet somewhat less stressful. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  19. Congratulations on 6 years and counting and Ingrid, CC is our go to site for all things kitty:). Mikey and Molly would love a pet lounger hammock, even if they have to take turns using it.

  20. Happy anniversary! I have three kitties, all of them rescues…. I’d love to win one as it would be a great thing to have for my cats for vet trips and as well, I think they would enjoy it as a bed too. It’s probably the nicest cat carrier I have ever seen and love how it doubles as a bed too and how it’s plush and comfy. Thank you for the chance to win one of these awesome prizes for my furkids

  21. The Sleepypod is the most awesome cat carrier/bed I’ve ever seen, and I’ve wanted one every since I first saw it. I have one cat who has to go to the vet every two weeks and it would make that trip more comfortable for him. And congratulations on 6 years of wonderful, interesting newsletters.

  22. Thank you for all the congrats! It means so much to Allegra, Ruby and me to know that our site is making a difference in so many lives!

  23. Concatulations, Ingrid! What an amazing milestone! We would love to win a Sleepypod so we can go to the vet in the safest carriers around, and more importantly, evacuate in case of emergency down here in Florida.

  24. Happy 6th Anniversary Ingred,Allegra & Ruby. Myself and our 4 furbabies have come to trust The Conscious Cat blog as the most reliable informative source. Thank you so much for working so hard to give this to us. Happy Anniversary!! Purrrrs

  25. Winning a catpod..well…., whats not to love about that? With 8 cats, it’s nice to win something once in a while 🙂

  26. Happy Anniversary!!! My cat was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I really would love to make him comfy on his trips to the vet and a place to curl up in

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