BlogPaws was bittersweet this year. My dear friend, Joanne McGonagle, could not attend because her boss and muse, Gracey the Tiniest Tiger, had a health crisis which ended in her journey to The Bridge.
Gracey gained national attention when she won Bissell’s MVP Contest in 2010 and donated $10,000 to PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary — a donation which kept them in business. She worked tirelessly to purrmote big cat rescue through her Conservation Cub Club, a community of 50,000 fans of wild cat conservation.
I won’t attempt to eulogize Gracey here, since her mom did so far more eloquently on Gracey’s web site. Please drop by the Conservation Cub Club to add your remembrances of Gracey and send purrs to Joanne, Paul, and Bossy Blue Jay.
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is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for eight years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences.
In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for SkeezixTheCat.com at BlogPaws' Nose-to-Nose Awards. She was one of seven finalists in the Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010.
Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.