Today would have been Ruby’s 13th birthday, and as is often the case with these special days, I miss my precious girl even more today than I usually do. I don’t think I’ll ever come to terms with the fact that she died so young. She had so much life left to live, so many more years of irritating her big sister, and so many more tuna cakes to enjoy.

Today is also the first anniversary of this website!

A huge, heartfelt thank you to all of you who have stayed with me after I made the difficult decision a year ago to pass The Conscious Cat on to its new home, and welcome and thank you to all the new subscribers we keep adding every day. Purrs of Wisdom has grown faster than I could have imagined. I love continuing to bring you all the latest information about feline health, nutrition, behavior and lifestyle, as well as product and book reviews and our popular  Sunday Quotes, featuring beautiful images of cats along with inspurrational quotes.


A word from Allegra

Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! I want to thank all of you, too! I love that Mom is not working quite as hard as she used to, although she still spends way more time on the computer than I’d like her to. I do my best to help her with her work. I sometimes write my own column. I also help her with product reviews, which is so much fun! Most importantly, I make sure Mom takes enough breaks, although I have yet to teach her how to nap. Humans just don’t get how important naps are! But right now I have to make sure the tuna cake we’re going to have later is ready, so back to Mom, who has something exciting to tell you!

To celebrate the first anniversary of Purrs of Wisdom and the memory of Ruby’s birthday, Allegra and I are giving away signed copies of both Purrs of Wisdom volumes to one lucky reader.

Win autographed copies of the Purrs of Wisdom books

For up to six ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to readers in the United States only, and ends Thursday, September 14. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

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44 Comments on Remembering Ruby’s Birthday and Celebrating Purrs of Wisdom’s First Anniversary With a Giveaway

  1. Happy Birthday dear Ruby (very, very belated). I know your Mama misses you terribly and I miss reading your posts. You are much beloved.

    Your admirer,

  2. I’m commenting for the Rafflecopter giveaway of your Purrs of Wisdom books. It is my only option, as I don’t do social media. Always enjoy your publications, in any/all formats.

  3. Happy one year anniversary for Purrs of Wisdom. I enjoy everything you share with us and I also love when Allegra writes her column. I hope the website and blog have many more years sharing purrs of wisdom.

  4. I love how you always remember Ruby and what a special girl she was. Allegra is a lucky girl to have you for her Mom. I always have learned a lot from The Concious Cat and now Purrs of Wisdom. I always print out the Sunday quotes and add them to my bulletin board to provoke thought throughout the week.

  5. Happy 13th Birthday Ruby. We hope you are having a wonderful time over the bridge and thank you for keeping an eye on mom and Allegra. You still do and always will brighten everyone’s life.

  6. Happy Birthday, Ruby and Congratulations, Ingrid! I really enjoy reading Purrs Of Wisdom every day. I’ve learned things about cats that I never knew and I’ve also discovered a lot of new products available to make my cat’s life more enjoyable.

  7. I sooo feel your pain! Ruby was the same age Cody was when he passed unexpectedly. I still can’t accept it. (((hugs))) to you and happy heavenly birthday Ruby!!! I cannot believe it’s already been a YEAR for this site? I still think of you as The Conscious Cat (always will) but I am enjoying this site as well…..because YOU are here!!! Congratulations!! xoxo

  8. Happy Heavenly Birthday, Ruby. I know that you are frolicking in the forever summerlands with all the special kitties in your and Ingrid’s life–and all the others. Hugs to all of you!

  9. Congratulations on your 1st year of Purrs of Wisdom. Allegra is a great coworker with her participation in writting her own columns and testing products. Remembering Ruby is a great honor to her. She is looking down from heaven purring. Enjoy the Tuna cake.

  10. My heart breaks for you. I know how terrible it has been for you with the loss of Ruby. Having lost my precious Katie just a year ago, I still hurt and mourn her and I think I always will. Our kitties own our hearts. Blessings to you, Ingrid.

  11. Congrats on the one-year anniversary of Purrs of Wisdom! Enjoy the tuna cake.

    I understand the challenge in learning to take breaks and naps. They’re important for rejuvenation and can be fun too!

  12. Happy 13the birthday Ruby! I’m sure that you and all of your friends at Rainbow Bridge are having a wonderful day!

    Congratulations on your 1st blog anniversary, Ingrid! You do such a beautiful job on giving the latest info on caring for our beloved cats, and recommending products and services that make both our and our cats lives better. I really appreciate all of your hard work making this blog available to all of us cat lovers!

  13. There are no words to comfort, but turning the constant memories into moments of joy and tuna cakes on her birthday makes it better. Happy Purrs Day, Ruby! And con-cat-ulations on a year with Purrs of Wisdom!

  14. I too had a sweet little girl named Ruby, and like Ingrid’s Ruby, mine also passed away far too young. I hope I can also find a way to keep her memory alive while bringing light and joy to others. Thank you Ingrid for creating such a wonderful resource that I and people like me rely on for information and inspiration!

  15. I love everything about Purrs of Wisdom and I enjoy reading anything about cats. I understand how much you miss Ruby and I miss my kitty, Rainbow, who passed years ago. I have an adorable kitty now though, Willow.

  16. The pain of losing a loved one especially furbabies for you spend more time with your furry friends than your human family.

  17. So sorry about precious Ruby..They really do leave footprints on our hearts..Over time the pain may lessen, but it never truly leaves..

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