Our cat blog readers are the backbone of the Dash Kitten blog. Cat lovers are the keenest blog readers (don’t tell our dog buddies! 😉 ) and you continue to amaze us with your support and regular visits. We are grateful for your company. Some visitors do not comment but every one of you is special to us, so thank you all.

We thought you might like to see which of our posts have been most popular this past year. 2017 was a year of transition for us including the move to a new blog presentation, and a focus more on ‘cat tech’ and ‘movie making’ fun. Some top posts pleased us, some surprised us.

Our shift to being a cat information website balancing fun, entertainment and education has paid dividends as you will see. Let us know what you think. Each header is the blog post link.

Our Top Cat Blog Post of 2017

Introducing the Cat Locator TABCAT

We were thrilled to be asked to review this cutting edge cat locator in April 2017. We believe we hit a nerve with this review and it’s accompanying video. Our YouTube video is already over 1,500 views.

Meet The TABCAT Cat Tracker from The Dash Kitten Crew

Driving Mr Dusty Memorial Series

Our second top post was the memorial drive celebration of Dusty’s final trip. The collection of movies was begun after we discovered our senior boy loved car rides and the posts remain popular to this day. The title Driving Mr Dusty was suggested by our dog blogging colleagues at Sarcastic Dog and we are so glad we could use it.

Meet Bruce the Cat

Facebook celebrity Bruce the Cat granted us an exclusive interview in July.  He is a black cat transformed from a tiny grey kitten and his interview was enjoyed by hundreds of readers! He had plenty of exciting news to share in his interview and some gorgeous black panfur pictures! His book will be published in February.

Bruce the Cat

The Sure Petcare Feeder Review

Our focus on pet tech allowed us to feature one of our most popular cat products, the Sure Petcare Feeder, formerly known as the ‘Surefeed’. Sure Petcare are innovative leaders in the development of cat related technology and we will be including their latest cat door developments in an upcoming review.

This feeder is a popular addition to our household, and an investment in keeping our cat food fly-free and fresh. Thanks to several responses about keeping unwanted visitors from helping themselves to special diet foods, we were also able to advise some owners about the Surefeed Microchip Feeder which is microchip activated and keeps unwelcome visitors from a cat’s special diet!

Cat Blog Readers SureFeed Sealed Pet Feeder

Cat Lovers Worldwide Blog Collection

To our surprise and pleasure, our category of international blog interviews has been hugely popular. People come to visit via the front page, where different worldwide cat blogs are features every time you visit. Although predominantly cat focused, our interviews include:

The Most Stylish Drinking Fountain of the Year

We spotted the Pioneer Pet Drinking fountain when it was featured at BlogPaws 2017. It blew us away with its style. We love this fountain. It is such an easy care way to keep cats hydrated. It can be cleaned and back up and running in five minutes.

We loved making a fun and fabulous video to accompany the post, and we gave so many of the Dash Kitten Crew a starring role! It seems hydration is a key issue for many in the cat blogosphere, making this one of our top posts.

The Raindrop is still Harvey’s favourite drinking spot, and Pioneer Pet have included our bonus video on the Raindrop filter on their website. How cool is that.

The Perfect Cat Fountain from Marjorie Dawson on Vimeo.

The Pet Video Challenge

Two posts go head to head for the final top spot. Our video challenge post, and the finalists announcement post here. The aim of the challenge was to encourage novice movie makers to explore an new area of movie making. Our skills explored included slow-mo, editing and using the iMovie trailer function.

The challenge had seven entrants and each submission was a lot of fun to watch, and see them cheered by some of the best cat sites on the net. We are glad to see this in our top 10 posts.

We are thrilled to be able to present to you the posts that hit the top of our cat blog readers hit parade, and hope to do even better in 2018. Thanks for your support and help!

Do you have a favourite post? Let us know.

Happy New Year and may 2018 be good to you all.

Marjorie and the
Dash Kitten Crew
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31 Comments

  1. Avatar for Miranda Kitten

    Kitty Cat Chronicles

    January 9, 2018 at 9:04 am

    You guys definitely had an exciting year! Lots of cool cat products featured here, and of course the handsome Dusty. So many great posts. It’s always fun to look back at what the most popular posts of the year are. Thanks for this nice walk down Dash Kitten memory lane!

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    Cathy Armato

    January 9, 2018 at 6:02 am

    HEY!! Don’t forget about us Dog Blog readers, we love the Dash Kitten Crew too! I loved so many of these posts, and I especially appreciated your wonderful Video Challenge, it was just the kick in the pants I needed to put my video fears aside and dive into creating videos!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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      Dash Kitten

      January 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      * Giggles * You are our favourite doggy blog Miss Cathy!!!

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    Amelia Johnson

    January 8, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Your videos tell the stories in such a fun and informative way…no wonder they have so many views! Cats definitely need tracked since they are so good at hiding and watching their humans look for them.

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    Paroma Chakravarty

    January 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Cat parents are always at an advantage it seems since they have sites like yours to go to for indepth product reviews! The cat tracker one was really useful!

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      Dash Kitten

      January 8, 2018 at 6:35 pm

      Paroma, you are very kind. It is our aim to help, and to empower others so they know what to do. We love your travelogues too, if you every need help carrying a bckpack or a dog walker 😉

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    Sweet Purrfections

    January 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    We enjoyed the Driving Mr. Dusty series. I know it was hard work, but you gave dusty a wonderful time during his last days and I’m sure your heart is full of joy as you watch the videos again and again.

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    Kamira Gayle

    January 8, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Oh I remember the Mr.Dusty video series when I first discovered your blog. Fond memories as your cat Dusty had the same name as my deceased cat. I can’t explain it but seeing your movie video reminded me to focus on the good memories and fun times. You’re vlogs made me smile. Hmm I’ll have to check out some of your other popular blogs I missed last year!

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    Heather Wallace, Bridle & Bone

    January 8, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Congratulations on such a great year of posts! 1500 views on your YouTube video is amazing and video is something I really want to focus on this coming year.

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    Lori Hilliard

    January 8, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Year after year, you continue to bring great content to your readers. I hope one day my blog will be as successful as yours has been for years. Keep up the great work! (My favorite of your top ranking 2017 stories was following the Pet Video Challenge. Perhaps I’ll be brave enough to enter the next time!)

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    Denise

    January 8, 2018 at 9:52 am

    What a fun collection of posts from 2017! I really like when some of my favorite blogs (like yours) do this cause I see loads of posts I missed and want to go back to read. Somehow I’d missed the blog collection so I’ll be heading into that sometime soon. Happy New Year!

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    meowmeowmans

    January 8, 2018 at 8:17 am

    You were so busy this past year, and doing so, so much for others! You guys rock, and we are so grateful for you. 🙂

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    Jana Rade

    January 8, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Great recap. Reminds me I still have to make mine too. So much to write, so little time.

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    Beth

    January 8, 2018 at 5:22 am

    Happy New Year! You had a lot of great posts in 2017. I am looking forward to meeting you at BlogPaws this year!

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    Kristin Rosenbach

    January 7, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    This is a great recap! Being a new reader, I appreciate the summary. Looks like 2017 was a busy year.

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    Molly

    January 7, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Great collection of posts! It’s interesting that many of them are reviews of products – it seems people trust your advice quite a bit.

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      Dash Kitten

      January 7, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      It’s what we hope Molly. We don’t do many reviews but those we do, we hope they matter!

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    Pam Greer

    January 6, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    What a great year 2017 was for you!

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    Lola The Rescued Cat

    January 6, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Happy New Year! These are all wonderful posts!

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    The Island Cats

    January 6, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Wishing you a Happy 2018!

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    mommakatandherbearcat

    January 6, 2018 at 11:51 am

    A full year of inspiring … teaching … and friendship. We’re so grateful to call you friends 🙂

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    Tenacious Little Terrier

    January 6, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Happy 2018! I’m aiming to work more on video this year. Enjoyed all the cat tech posts.

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    Memories of Eric and Flynn

    January 6, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Congratulations on a great 2017, and I am sure 2018 will be even better.

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    Alberto and The Tribe of Five

    January 6, 2018 at 10:07 am

    Great blog posts. I especially liked the interview with Bruce the cat. We have something in common. I too changed colors, was a very light Siamese looking kitten and now am all dark brown and black (still have my baby blue eyes though). The feeder was interesting too but I ‘m wondering if it might create a bit of chaos with the Tribe of Five.

    Happy 2018 to the Dash Kitten felines and to your humans as well!

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      Dash Kitten

      January 6, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Wow Alberto, that is way cool. Maybe I need to interview you too!

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    The Swiss Cats

    January 6, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Concatulations ! Great job ! Purrs

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    Summer

    January 6, 2018 at 8:49 am

    You did a lot of great work in 2017!

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    Erin the cat, Princess

    January 6, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I just love how your site has changed, you do awesome stuff and we all have great fun and learn something every time we visit! Keep it up in 2018… please!
    Toodle pips
    ERin

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    Jeanne Foguth

    January 6, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Loved all those blogs.

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    Brian Frum

    January 6, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Those were all wonderful and your passion always comes through!

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