Hi, everyone, it’s Ruby! I had to wait until Mom left for a little while to get on the computer. She told Allegra and me that we couldn’t write anything until after our big blog anniversary next week, because she doesn’t trust us not to spoil the surprises she has planned. But it’s just so exciting, you have no idea! It’s so hard to keep quiet!
Allegra: Ruby! Get away from the computer. You know Mom made us promise not to say anything to anyone!
Ruby: I’m not saying anything. I’m just typing away on this keyboard…
Allegra: Come on Ruby, you know better than that. Everything we write on here is read by thousands of people.
Congratulations, Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger!
You’re the winner of our Anniversary Gift Basket!
Thank you to everyone for the congratulations and good wishes, but it’s really you we need to thank. Without you reading, sharing and commenting, The Conscious Cat would not be what it is today. We’re looking forward to bringing you another year of the latest in conscious living, health, and happiness for cats and their humans.
I told Mom that she had to let me blog during our anniversary week celebration – after all, I am the inspurration behind this site! It’s been such an amazing year for Mom, and also for me, because when Mom is happy, I’m happy. I think it’s a bit ironic that the first real post on this site that Mom wrote was titled Amber is on a diet – but I guess I really needed it then, even though I still think that I was only big-boned and fluffy, and didn’t really need to loose any weight. However, I know Mom wants me to be healthy for a long long time, and I guess being overweight is as bad for kitties as it is for people, so I reluctantly cooperated with the whole diet thing. (This is where opposable thumbs would come in handy – I’ve figured out how to open the cabinet where Mom keeps my food, but I can’t seem to figure out how to open the cans…) I’m happy to report that a year later, I’m back to less than 13 pounds, which Mom says is a good weight for me (and our vet, Fern, agrees). Mom’s been feeding me some really yummy stuff lately – it’s called raw food, and you’ll soon read more here about why it’s so good for kitties. It sure tastes good!
This past year, I’ve written eighteen posts in my own Amber’s Mewsings category. I got to write about everything from how much I love to be my Mom’s mewse to what it felt like to be forced to have my teeth cleaned (nothing to love about that!). I have fun writing my column, and I know it gives Mom a break from having to come up with new stuff to write three times a week, which I guess can be challenging for a human. I keep telling her to let me blog more, because I have lots more to say!
There are lots of exiting things coming up for our site for this next year. Mom said she’s going to do something called a teleseminar series – I don’t really know what that means, but she says that it’ll be another way to teach people stuff about cats and their health and their lifestyle. Sounds good to me. There’ll also be lots more giveaways – I guess humans love getting stuff for free, and Mom likes to give stuff away that she thinks our readers would enjoy, so look for more of those things. And most importantly, there’ll be lots more mewsings coming from me!
The Conscious Cat is one year old today! And what an amazing year it has been – a year ago, I couldn’t have imagined how quickly this blog would become popular and how fast our readership would be growing since our first post. Thank you to all of you who read, comment, and share what you read here with others – this site wouldn’t be what it has become without your support.
I started The Conscious Cat to share my passion and knowledge about conscious living, health and happiness for pets and their people. Over time, I began to include book reviews, author interviews, feline lifestyle articles, and more. Amber, the inspiration behind this site, has her own category, Amber’s Mewsings, where she shares her feline wisdom with us mere humans.
We’ll be celebrating here all week long! To kick off the celebration, we’re offering a fabulous giveaway – a gift basket from Whimsy Cats that includes an autographed copy of Buckley’s Story and lots of fun surprises for your feline family members.
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The giveaway is open until midnight Monday, March 15.
Our birthday week celebrations continue tomorrow with an announcement of some exciting new things coming to you from The Conscious Cat. On Wednesday, we’ll have a very special guest blogger. And of course, our birthday week celebration wouldn’t be complete without Amber’s Mewsings on Friday. We hope you enjoy our birthday week!