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The Conscious Cat Wins Three Certificates of Excellence

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I’m delighted to announce that I was awarded three Certificates of Excellence in the Cat Writers Association’s annual contest. Each year, the contest recognizes the best of the best in the field of professional writers, broadcasters, photographers and graphic artists who have chosen cats as their subject.

The certificates were awarded for the following articles:Continue Reading

The Conscious Cat Awarded Three Certificates of Excellence

Certificate of Excellence Winner

I’m delighted to announce that I was awarded three 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 certificates were awarded for the following articles:

A Team Approach to Caring for Cats with Cancer

Finding a Cat-Friendly Vet

I also received a Certificate of Excellence for my article Healing Purrs, published in the February 2013 issue of Cat Fancy Magazine.Continue Reading

2012 in review, one blog post at a time

2012 Year in Review

2012 has been a wonderful year for all of us here at The Conscious Cat. We won multiple awards, and our readership and fanbase grew rapidly. None of it would have happened without all of you who read this blog every day, comment here and on our Facebook page, and share what you read with your friends and followers. Allegra, Ruby and I appreciate your support more than words can say.

I thought it would be fun to look back over the year and share some of my favorite posts. I hope you enjoy this look back on a great year!

January
Sleeping with cats

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This post about sleeping with cats generated a lively discussion among readers who share my point of view: I simply can’t imagine not sleeping with my cats. Even though some people suggest that you should lock your cats out of the bedroom so you can get a good night’s sleep, that’s never going to happen at my house. I’ll wear my dark circles proudly, thank you very much. What’s a little lost sleep, compared to spending the night with a cat or two snuggled up in bed with you?

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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 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

2012 Pettie Awards

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

2012 Pettie Awards

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

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