blog-anniversary

Today is our 7th 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.

7 years. 2,550 posts. 67,000 comments. 6.2 million page views

Since March 1, 2009, we have brought you 2,550 new posts. 67,000 comments are a testament to the strength of our Conscious Cat community. And with 6.2 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.

179,000 Facebook Fans

Our community extends to our Facebook page, which, at 179,000 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, Instagram and Pinterest. The internet is truly a wonderful place when it creates thriving communities like ours.

Happy, Healthy Cats and Humans

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 humans have found on this site. There’s nothing that makes me happier 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 a BIG giveaway for you!

7th Anniversary Giveaway: 7 Grand Prizes, 7 Winners

We’re giving away a KIT-TY Tree Deluxe from Pet Tree Houses, a Vesper V-High Base from Hagen, a U J I Tunnel Set from Nekochan, a Pod GPS tracker from Podtrackers, a Felix Katnip Scratching Beam from the Felix Katnip Tree Company, a Peach Pet Lounger with a set of three Organic Catnip Kicks from Peach Pet Provisions, and a Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed. For instructions on how to enter to win, see the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post.

KIT-TY Tree Deluxe with Topper

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This fabulous cat tree is a DIY (Do It Yourself) re-assembly Tree Kit. It has the same great quality materials and craftsmanship as Pet Tree Houses’ other trees, featuring real trees and silk foliage to bring the outside in for your cats. Providing 4 levels of pure fun, this tree stands nearly 72″ high. The real bark acts as a natural scratching post. The natural scent of the real trees is used to focus on the heightened sense of smell that all cats have. The sound of the leaves as the cats jump and play awakens their heightened sense of hearing. The carpets and leaves are removable for easy maintenance. Retail value: $495 plus $75 shipping.

Exclusive offer for Conscious Cat readers: Free shipping on the KIT-TY Tree Deluxe or KIT-TY Tree Standard (a $75.00 value!). Shipping in the Continental USA only.
Enter Code CC7FS. Offer good through July 31, 2016.

Visit http://www.PetTreeHouses.com for more information and to purchase.

Vesper V-High Base

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This gorgeous piece of cat furniture from Hagen is a huge favorite at our house. It is made from walnut veneer. The scratching poles are covered in durable seaweed. The cube features a removable soft memory foam cushion insert. A second memory foam cushion attaches to the top of the unit with velcro strips, making it easy to remove for cleaning. The two round scratching pads are also attached with velcro. Allegra and Ruby not included in the giveaway.

The entire line of Vesper furniture is available from Amazon with free shipping for Prime members. It is also available from Unleashed by Petco and other big and small retailers.

U J I Tunnel System

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From the makers of the super popular Neko Flies cat toys comes the new U J I Tunnel System. With its three unique interlocking shapes, cat guardians can make over 20 different configurations to keep cats fully entertained and happy. The system can accommodate different size rooms and play areas. The tunnels are made from a super soft plush curdoroy fabric. They feature sturdy, heavy duty zippers on several of the openings, allowing you to create almost endless configurations so your kitties will never get bored. Comes with a compact stylish carry bag for easy storage and travel. Use with wand toys to enhance your cat’s play.

Special offer for Conscious Cat readers: Free shipping on all tunnels. Use code CONSCAT2016. Offer good March 15 through March 31, 2016.

Visit Nekoflies.com for more information and to purchase.

Pod GPS Tracking Device

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The idea for Pod was born when Sebastian Langton’s best friend Rango went missing in Sydney, Australia, three years ago. Langton didn’t want another pet guardian to go through the devastating pain he experienced. Pod is a small, light, real-time GPS tracker designed to attach to the pet’s collar. It will let you locate your pet on demand, monitor his activity and record adventures on a smart phone or computer via an app. The Pod is the size of a wine cork, and only weighs a little more than one ounce. The rounded design attaches easily to any collar and there are no uncomfortable edges to bother your pet’s neck.

Please visit Podtrackers.com for more information and to purchase.

Felix Katnip Scratching Beam

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The latest in a line of hand crafted scratching posts, the Felix Katnip Scratching Beam is made from real wood, natural hemp sisal, certified organic catnip, and birch end pieces. The horizontal design is a great choice for kitties that like to scratch sofa cushions, carpets, and throw rugs. The Scratching Beam was awarded our Editor’s Choice for one of the 10 Best Cat Products of 2015. Ruby not included in the giveaway.

Special discount for Conscious Cat readers: 15% off entire purchase. Use code RUBY. Discount is valid March 1 through March 31, 2016.

Visit FelixTreeCompany.com for more information and to purchase.

Peach Pet Lounger with Organic Catnip Kicks

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Cats can lounge and play in style with Peach Pet Loungers and Organic Catnip Kicks. These sleek, hammock-style beds and super potent catnip kick toys are made using food-grade, USDA organic catnip, durable 7 oz. domestic cotton, and toxin-free, furniture grade maple plywood. Each element has been carefully selected to satisfy the most discerning of felines. 100% Made and sourced in the USA and available in a rainbow of beautiful prints.

Special discount for Conscious Cat readers: Free shipping and a free Organic Catnip Kick on any order of $50 or more. Use code Happy7 at checkout. **Enter fabric choice for Organic Catnip Kick in the Additional Information section at checkout** Valid from March 1, 2016 through April 3, 2016.

Visit http://www.peachpetprovisions.com for more information and to purchase.

Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

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Cat guardians rejoice! Many cats associate travel with negative experiences such as a trip to the vet, but the Sleepypod mobile pet bed helps to reduce stress by allowing the cat to travel safely in the comfort and familiarity of its own bed. The Sleepypod’s plush bedding is surrounded by a luggage-grade, ballistic nylon base. This bed then becomes a carrier by zipping on its mesh dome. At the destination, the pet feels more secure because it remains in its own space. An added benefit: the crash-tested Sleepypod becomes a safe car seat. The Sleepypod mobile pet bed, used in combination with its PPRS Handilock, is a Top Performer in the Center for Pet Safety’s “Carrier Crashworthiness Study.” Safe travels!

Visit http://www.sleepypod.com for more information and to purchase.

Enter to win one of 7 Grand Prizes – 7 Winners

For up to 17 ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. With the exception of the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed (open to readers worldwide,) this giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Thursday, March 31. Winners and prize will be chosen by random drawing.*

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*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you understand that you are providing your information to The Conscious Cat, and not to Facebook. We will never sell, rent or share your information with third parties. 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 giveaway is sponsored by the brands providing the prizes, which means that I was paid to feature this content. Regardless of payment received, you will only see products featured on this site that I believe are of interest to my readers.

155 Comments on 7th Anniversary Celebration and BIG Giveaway

  1. I love so much – especially the nutrition articles! I have six kitties and finding a balance is a challenge with their food issues. Happy anniversary!

  2. Happy Anniversary! I love all of your posts! The advice, health tips, photos, behavior – just everything!

  3. My favorite feature of the blog is when you talk about the girls and their personalities. I had a tortie too and she was full of tortitude. Her name was Marbles-for her fur of course.

  4. Catgrats! I mean, congrats!! We adopted a five month tabby a couple of days ago and your blog has been treasure! Here’s to more happy bloggings!

  5. I love your photos! If I’m overwhelmed with unread e-mails, it’s the warm, fuzzy, happy cat photos that make me pause and click on your. They bring a smile to my face.

  6. Happy Anniversary! I look forward to your posts every day. They have medically helped and inspired purchases that my kitties have benefitted from.

    Thank you from all the indoor & outdoor cats in my household.

  7. My favorite feature is definitely stories and comments from Allegra and Ruby ! I have 2 Torties of my own and they would love to win something.

  8. Congrats on 7 years and here’s to 7 more! I love the stories and the advice ( I have five furbabies, I need all I can get) and I love finding out about new products and toys for the kitties. Thank you,for all you do for us cat lovers!

  9. Oh, congratulations on 7 years, that’s wonderful. 🙂

    Here’s to the next 7 being as interesting, knowledgeable and filled with love for the furballs.

  10. Happy Anniversary, those are incredible statistics! We love the cat health posts and also the human ones, by human I’m mainly referring to mental health and h I w much our kitties do to boost it, the very hard but important post on grieving and the reflections on Sundays. Since we have a tortie we love anything and everything about tortitude.

  11. Happy Anniversary! I love getting your updates every day in my email! This is such an amazing giveaway – the prizes are all AWESOME!

  12. Happy, Happy Blog Anniversary to you! Such an awesome milestone! My favorite feature is definitely informational posts and also reviews. I looove seeing pictures of all of the beauties, too.

  13. Happy 7th Ingrid, Ruby and Allegra! I love and visit your site everyday, thanks for all the kitty fun and wisdom… =^..^=

  14. Happy Anniversary! I appreciate the cat stories, pictures, products, gentle inspiration and Reiki that you share with us. Wishing you many more cat-filled years!! 🙂

  15. Congrats on your 7-year anniversary of blogging! I started my very own blog today too @ threetinytabbies.com… so our blogs will have the same birthday! 😀

  16. Congrats and happy anniversary!!! Yours is the only blog I get email updates from!!! I’d love to win one of these prizes, thank you so much (and your sponsors) for all the giveaways that you do!

  17. Happy Happy Blogoversary!!!!! Wonderful give-away!! Good luck to all who enter! We didn’t enter because the item that we love here, we ALREADY HAVE!! The Pet Tree House!! That in and of itself is the BEST prize EVER!

  18. Congratulations, Ingrid! You and the girls always bring so much great information. The best thing we’ve ever learned from you was about nutritional yeast. It’s the perfect way to get Pierre to eat when he’s being fussy, and we think about you every time we pull that canister out of the cabinet!

  19. Just found your site from SparkleCat. Happy anniversary and looking forward to enjoying your blog with my nine feline homies (three of them Torties!).

  20. Happy Anniversary!!!

    Wow, I don’t think that I could pick a single favorite feature, but I’m always drawn to posts about feline health, behavior and nutrition. Giveaways are fantastic, as are posts about Allegra & Ruby. I love everything, really!

  21. Congrats on the anniversary! today its also a special day on my house because my baby Simon the oldest of my cats is celebrating his 4th spoiled birthday! We loved him and his sister as our children

  22. Congratulations! I particularly like the information on cat health. Thank you for your dedication to cats!

  23. I love all the wonderful articles you do about cats and how they a a big part of our lives. They are must than just a pet to me as well. Congrats and hope for many more great years.

  24. Congratulations on your anniversary. Although I don’t comment, I really enjoy your blog and look forward to it every day.

  25. ConCats and Happy Anniversary. Those are fur sure sum great purrizes. We luv dat Cat tree. Me got to play i one at BlogPaws last year and me wanted to take it home. And dat GPS tracker sounds great fur indoor outdoor kitties. Mommy sez we already have GPS trackers in us. All she has to do is look on da bed and we start purrin’. MOL Anyways, great give away, we’ve got our paws crossed here.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  26. always a pleasure to read and receive great information. may you continue to celebrate for many more years.

  27. I like the articles on different medical topics for cats. Great prizes! Would be happy and lucky to win any of them.

  28. Oh, Happy, Happy Anniversary Ingrid (and girls). While I don’t comment as often as I should, I do enjoy your posts each day. You always have helpful information, amusing tidbits and inspiring posts. Wishing you many, many years of blogging.

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