It’s a Tortitude Anniversary! Enter to Win an Autographed Copy and Celebrate with Us on Our Facebook Page!


Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the official publication date of Tortitude: The BIG Book About Cats With a Big Attitude. Thank you to all of you who have bought the book, given it as a gift to others, told your friends about the book, and, of course, a very special thank you to all the beautiful torties featured in the book!

To celebrate this one-year anniversary, we’re giving away one autographed copy to one lucky reader.

Celebrate with us on our Facebook page:
Share photos of your torties!

We’re also celebrating this anniversary on our Facebook page all weekend long: post photos of your torties! And if you have photos of your cats with my book, post those, too!

Enter to win an autographed copy of Tortitude

For up to five ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Friday, February 10. Winners 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.

32 Comments on It’s a Tortitude Anniversary! Enter to Win an Autographed Copy and Celebrate with Us on Our Facebook Page!

  1. VickyC
    February 10, 2017 at 4:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Always happy to add another good book to the shelf!

  2. Maggie Patz
    February 10, 2017 at 4:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Happy 1st Anniversary! My dear black tortie, Binx, will be 10 years old next week. Please, in the spirit of shared milestones, why not award us a copy of your book? Binx spent her first three days in her forever home hiding behind the books in my bookcase, and to this day, loves being read to. I look forward to the day she may choose to sit on my lap, but for now, she sits with statuesque dignity on the coffee table, next to books, not on them. What a lady. That’s Tortitude.

    • Patricia Porazynski
      February 11, 2017 at 2:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Happy Anniversary Tortitude and all Torties. I had a tortie before and when I finally adopted another cat, 4 yrs after my 16 yr old kitty died. I knew my next one had to be a tortie. Squiggy has been with me 9 months now and she’s all kinds of feisty, protective, fun and loving. She has opened my heart in more ways than I imagined. Another case of who rescued who? she rescued me for sure..

  3. Carol Lawman
    February 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I have a tortie Himalayan and oh boy does she have attitude! You can only touch the top of her head and brushing?? NOT an option!

  4. Chris
    February 9, 2017 at 7:26 am (3 years ago)

    I just lost my tortie before Christmas and the cover pic looks just like her <3. This looks like a gorgeous book … would love to add it to my shelf.

  5. Anne d.
    February 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I love cats and one of the most fun things about them is learning about all of the different types of kittehs that are out there. I don’t believe I’ve ever been owned by a Tortie (just yet) and would love to read all about them in the hopes that one may appear at my door sooner — rather than later πŸ˜‰

  6. Julie Lundstrom
    February 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I have a cat with attitude. I would love to read this book learn more about cats.

  7. Sandy
    February 4, 2017 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

    My first cat was a stray tortie, Sophie, and the most cuddly cat I’ve ever had. Much later, in 2010 I took in 16 yr old Gracie, whom I had done pet sitting for. She was a sweet lap cat (after I changed the medication she needed from a messy sticky liquid to a powder in her food). I only had her for 20 months before she passed, but we enjoyed every one of them.

  8. Betsy Murphy
    February 4, 2017 at 1:21 am (3 years ago)

    My first and oldest is a tortie with full on tortitude mixed with tender sweetness. I would love to win a signed copy of your book!

  9. Linda Szymoniak
    February 4, 2017 at 1:17 am (3 years ago)

    I love all cats. I found a tiny feral kitten this past summer – she just turned seven months old, but I had to bottle feed her at first. She’s a “patched tabby” or I guess they’re also called “Tortie tabby”. Kotoha is my first experience with a Tortie of any type and I just love her unique personality. I would love to win the book to read more about them.

  10. Cynthia Southern
    February 4, 2017 at 1:01 am (3 years ago)

    I would love to win this book. I have been wanting to read it. I have a Calico which is similar to a Tortie. πŸ™‚

  11. Dianne Casey
    February 4, 2017 at 12:00 am (3 years ago)

    I would like to win this book, because Torties definitely have attitude. My best friend has two Torties and she would appreciate having this book.

  12. John Smith
    February 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Tortoiseshell cats are our family’s favorite sort of cats, and we love beautiful photographs of any sorts of cats! I don’t believe that it is “unproven” that tortoiseshell cats have a special “feisty” sort of attitude! They do! I see it every day! And that’s great!

  13. Lisa
    February 3, 2017 at 8:38 pm (3 years ago)

    My fried has a tiny tortie she absolutely loves. I have never had one, but would love to learn more about them

  14. Jana Leah
    February 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks like a cute book filled with sweet pictures.

  15. Ange
    February 3, 2017 at 7:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Awww!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL CATS! I’m an avid (more like obsessed) cat lover! I have two tribute tattoos for my cats. And it would be pawmazing to win this!! Thank you for such an amazing blog!! Much love to you and Ruby and Allegra!

  16. Michelle
    February 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Being the mom to a senior dilute tortie and a foster mom to a young tortie means our house has all sorts of tortitude

  17. Nancy Dloughy
    February 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I “inherited” a tortie about a year and a half ago from my daughter’s friend when she moved to Indiana to live with her mother, and couldn’t take her with her. It’s my first experience with torties, and does she have tortitude! She hid the first few months we had her. My daughter’s hands were torn up from being scratched and bitten. I don’t think she got any attention in her former home. She was afraid of everything and hissed, scratched and bit anyone that tried to befriend her. What a difference this past year made! She is now my daughter’s BFF, and loves attention and being petted. She still has that tortitude, but now is out and about instead of hiding. I have 2 other cats, both males, and one she’s friends with, but the other one and her aren’t really friends. He used to run from her when she would hiss and swat at him, but now he swats right back at her, and she runs. Quite entertaining, actually! I still have a lot to learn about torties, though! I would LOVE this book!!

  18. Maria
    February 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Too bad I don’t have Facebook! However, I am lucky to have my sweet cat Kajsa, featured twice in the book, and I have bought three copies – one for Kajsas’s former owner (much appreciated), one for my Tortie-loving-cousin in Arizona (much appreciated) and one for me to keep!!!! I love the book, and all the photos, and the stories about Torties. I have a new story of my own, I want to share with you Ingrid, it just has to settle down with me first. I guess I won’t win the autographed book since I am not on FB, but I am one lucky person anyway – the winner will read about Torties, and enjoy many great photos, among those of my cat.

  19. Jackie Pasquini
    February 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love an autographed copy of your book…me and my 3 Torties, Pumpkin, Amanda and Sugar can look at it together:)

  20. SaLLy
    February 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm (3 years ago)

    We have a tortie and would love to learn more about this “tortitude” which we think she might have. She is definitely her own person!

  21. Patricia P
    February 3, 2017 at 12:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I adopted a beautiful Tortie named Squiggy. She was being fostered by a lovely woman. I went in search of a tortie because I had one before. I was in love with the little feisty personality so I specifically sought a tortie. She has catitood but she is also VERY loyal and loving. She makes me so happy that I brought her home and made her my own.

  22. Brita
    February 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Whenever you send out a blog, I miss my tortie, SC. She was special, tiny but but with giant tortie-tude! I’d love to have a book to remind me of her!

  23. Cindy Lou
    February 3, 2017 at 10:36 am (3 years ago)

    My cat is a seal point tortie ragdoll. She and her brother were re-homed to lucky me. πŸ™‚ Wonder if she fits “tortitude” because she certainly has an attitude!

  24. Jayedee Dewitt
    February 3, 2017 at 10:21 am (3 years ago)

    There is no such thing as too many torties, or too many cat books for that matter! Put them both together and viola! Perfection!

  25. Janine
    February 3, 2017 at 9:01 am (3 years ago)

    I would love to have a copy of your book. I could look at cat pictures all day long.

  26. Sue Brandes
    February 3, 2017 at 8:40 am (3 years ago)

    I would love to win your book. I love cat books. Happy Anniversary.

  27. Connie Fischer
    February 3, 2017 at 8:05 am (3 years ago)

    I would be thrilled to win this book! I have a Tortie, named Sophie, aka, Little Stinker. She is a true Tortie down to her toes and is filled with tortitude! I never know what her reactions are going to be and she keeps me guessing. But in her haughty way, she shows me she loves me which makes me melt. I love this little kitty but I know I can never take her or her moods for granted.

  28. Summer
    February 3, 2017 at 3:51 am (3 years ago)

    Happy anniversary!

  29. Mary Shawley
    February 3, 2017 at 2:53 am (3 years ago)

    I would be honored to add a signed copy of this book to my library!

  30. Safepethaven
    February 3, 2017 at 2:44 am (3 years ago)

    Aww I’d love to read about other Torties; I’ve had two in my life over many years; “Ms. Kitty, a very old girl that was fostered the rest of her life rather than be euth. due to her ‘attitude’ which when she felt safe here, she was very sweet. My current Tortie, Molly, was a rescue among several from a garbage dump about 40 miles away. She was the largest of the 3 surviving kittens, weighing when I got them – at 2+ weeks old, at 45 grams [Molly], Hoover, at 35 grams, and Sophie at a whopping 17 grams full body weight. It was heart-breaking. But THIS Tortie is very sweet and sociable, not the stereotypical attitude at all. Am I just lucky?


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