Awards

The Conscious Cat wins Muse Medallion

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I’m excited to announce that The Conscious Cat won a Muse Medallion for Best Website in the Cat Writers’ Association’s annual contest!

The contest showcases the very best in the feline field of professional writers, broadcasters, photographers and graphic artists. The Muse Medallions were awarded at the association’s annual conference in Los Angeles earlier this month. I wasn’t able to attend the conference this year, and just received my medal in the mail.

I’m very proud of this award, but it really belongs to you, my readers. Without you, I wouldn’t be inspired to write and blog every day and to bring you all the information you need to keep your feline family members (and yourself) happy and healthy. Thank you for being a part of the best community of cat lovers on the web!

The 2012 Petties: trophy and acceptance speech

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While nothing quite equals the moment when Leslie Smith, the Editor for DogTime/CatTime Media, announced that The Conscious Cat won the 2012 Pettie for Best Cat Blog during the virtual award ceremony on October 12, there’s been a little more excitement even after the win. Since noone had more to do with us winning this award than all of you who read The Conscious Cat each and every day, I want to share all the fun with you.

A week ago, our trophy arrived in the mail. As you can see in the picture above, Allegra and Ruby approve! The beautiful statue joined last year’s award for Best Pet Blog on my desk, and inspires me to continue blogging every day.

DogTime/Cat Time Media asked each Pettie winner to record an acceptance speech. You can watch my speech below:Continue Reading

The Conscious Cat wins the 2012 Pettie for Best Cat Blog

2012 Petties Best Cat Blog

Allegra, Ruby and I are excited and happy to announce that The Conscious Cat won the 2012 Pettie for Best Cat Blog! And we’re even more excited that this award comes with a $1000 prize, which will go to Kitten Associates, a Connecticut based private rescue group founded by fellow Pettie nominee Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair.

Thank you again to all of you who read this blog every day, and who voted tirelessly to help us win this award. This award belongs to all of you!

Congratulations to the other winners, especially our friends Deb Barnes of Zee&Zoey, Joanne McGonagle of The Tiniest Tiger, and Lorie Huston of Pet Health Care Gazette.

If you missed the ceremony, you can watch it here:Continue Reading

Coming to a computer near you this Friday: the 2012 Pettie Awards

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It’s been a long wait. You voted for The Conscious Cat for Best Pet Blog and Best Cat Blog for the entire month of July. Then we all had to wait. And wait. And wait some more.

Well, the wait is finally over: we’ll find out who the winners are during a virtual ceremony on Friday, October 12, at 3pm PDT.

Every Pettie winner will receive $1000 to be donated to a shelter or rescue group of their choice. If I win, I will donate my prize money to Kitten Associates, the Connecticut based rescue group founded by fellow Pettie nominee Robin Olson of Covered in Cat Hair.

DogTime Media will also awardContinue Reading

The Conscious Cat awarded four Certificates of Excellence

The Conscious Cat was awarded four Certificates of Excellence in the Cat Writers’ Association’s annual contest! The contest showcases the very best in the feline field of professional writers, broadcasters, photographers and graphic artists.

The Conscious Cat received a certificate for the “Website” category.

I also received Certificates of Excellence for three individual articles in the categories of “Online Article – Health and General Care” and “Online Article – Behavior and Training.” The winning articles are:

Stomatitis: Painful for Cats, Frustrating for Guardians and Veterinarians

High-tech Medicine for Your Cat: MRI’s

Redirected Aggression: When Good Cats Attack

In addition to these four certificates, I was also awarded a certificateContinue Reading

Thank you for voting for The Conscious Cat

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Thank you doesn’t even begin to express my gratitude for all of you who have tirelessly voted for The Conscious Cat for Best Cat Blog and Best Pet Blog in the 2012 Petties. We have the best readers and fans, and Allegra, Ruby and I appreciate each and every one of you!

Now we wait. The Pettie winners will be announced in a live online ceremony on Friday, September 7, at 12pm Eastern/3pm Pacific. I’ll send out more information about where to watch the ceremony as we get closer to the date.

I will continue to bring you all the information you need to keep your cats and yourself happy and healthy, both here and on our Facebook pageContinue Reading

The 2012 Petties Part Two: please vote for The Conscious Cat!

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You did it! We are thrilled to have been nominated for not just one, but two categories in Dogtime Media’s 2012 Pettie Awards: Best Cat Blog and Best Overall Pet Blog! Thank you so much for your support – it means so much to know we have so many loyal readers and fans!

And now we need to ask for your support again: we need your votes! Please take a moment to vote for us. And when you’re done, please ask all your cat loving friends to vote for us, too!

Click here to vote

You can vote once a day – voting closes July 31.Continue Reading

The Conscious Cat named one of the top 25 cat blogs

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We are honored to have been named as one of the top 25 cat blogs of 2012 by the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology! The veterinary profession will always hold a special place in my heart, which makes this distinction especially meaningful to me.

And we’re in some great company: here’s the full list of Bel-Rae’s 25 top cat bloggers.

1. Modern Cat http://www.moderncat.net
2. Daisy the Curly Cat http://daisythecurlycat.blogspot.com/
3. Cat Man Do http://catexpert.blogspot.com/
4. The Conscious Cat http://consciouscat.net/
5. Love Meow http://lovemeow.com/Continue Reading

Nominate The Conscious Cat for a Pettie Award and help your favorite shelter win $10,000

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Dogtime Media’s 2012 Pettie Awards recognize the best among pet bloggers each year. The Conscious Cat won the 2011 Pettie for Best Overall Pet Blog, and Allegra, Ruby and I would love it if you would help us repeat this honor again this year.

Nominations for the 2012 Petties are now open! And not only can you help us win a Pettie, but you can help your favorite shelter or rescue group win $10,000 in the 2012 Pre-Petties $10,000 Donation Contest!

Nominating is easy! Simply visit the Petties Nominations Center once a day between now and June 29, and nominate The Conscious Cat for Best Cat Blog and Best Overall Pet Blog (and any other categories you’d like to nominate us for!). Nominate your favorite shelter or rescue group at the same time (must be a non-profit 501c3).Continue Reading

Help The Conscious Cat win BlogPaws’ Pet Blogging and Social Media Awards

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BlogPaws, the first online pet community to establish a conference designed entirely for pet bloggers, recently announced the First Annual BlogPaws “Nose-to-Nose” Social Media Pet Blogging Awards. Nominees will be judged by a panel of professionals on their expertise, creativity, and performance in one or more of 12 different categories.

I enjoy bringing you all the information you need to keep your cats and yourself happy and healthy, and I love the community of cat lovers this blog has created. If you appreciate us as much as we appreciate you, I’d be very grateful it if you would take a moment to submit a nomination for us.

Nominations will be accepted through Sunday, May 6.Continue Reading

The Conscious Cat named one of the Top 5 Pet Blogs

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I am honored and excited excited that The Conscious Cat was named as one of the Top 5 Pet Blogs by SheKnows.com, one of the top 10 most visited websites for women!

“Cats are some of the most widely loved — and misunderstood — creatures out there. Luckily, websites like The Conscious Cat exist to give us feline lovers information we didn’t know we needed. For example: Did you know that you can over-vaccinate your cat? Neither did we, until the Conscious Cat told us. The blog came out of author Ingrid King’s love for her adopted cat, Buckley. She even wrote a book about the experience of adopting Buckley and the grief she went through when she succumbed to heart disease. Another must-read for all cat lovers.”

And we’re in some amazing company: the other four blogs are the I Can Haz Cheezburger empire, Continue Reading