We look back on 2013 with great fondness, as friendships have grown, new relationships have been built and three kitties gleefully wrought mayhem upon these digital pages.
Uh, where was I...? Oh right.
Thank you so much for sharing 2013 with us.
We hope you enjoy this look back on what we think are some of our most notable posts of the year:
We learned all about Animal Blood Donors and how they save lives. We are especially proud of the University of Missouri for inaugurating the program Pets Saving Pets:
Allie was not impressed with our Snowpocalypse. But in more cheery news, we investigated the origin of the phrase "don't get your back up."
Did we mention Snowpocalypse? Faraday saw it up close and personal....
And since March is National Nutrition Month, we asked the question, "do you know what's in your pet's food?"
Since Maxwell's birthday is this month, I chose him as the subject of Petfinder's "I am a Cat Parent" blog hop. I shared what it was like to be owned by a very special deaf boy in "I am Maxwell's Cat Parent."
Our mom cheated on us this month, in "I Kissed a Ferret... and I LIKED it!" We were scandalized!
the origin of the phrase "having kittens" (which we assure you we all were, after having heard of the "ferret incident").
Breaking news this month came from Cornell University as a professor at their veterinary college discovers what we hope to be the key to the deadly virus, FIP.
And our mom related an interesting incident involving empty chairs, trash bags, and bomb sniffing pigs. Yup, you heard right - pigs!
This was an important month as we brought you the disturbing news of a potential law on the U.S. Senate floor that could negatively impact our ability to get compound medications for our pets.
And the University of Cambridge brought us the good news that cat allergens have been successfully isolated, bringing new hope to cat-loving allergy sufferers for a future cure!
In August, we brought you the good news - we won the battle against banning compound drugs for pets!
We celebrated by honoring World Cat Day:
Having made it through the Dog Days of Summer, we discover there are also the Cat Nights of Summer (that one was news to us!!).
And Faraday is shocked to hear that it's Back to School time...!
We absolutely love getting our geek on - which is what we did with this month's Monday Medical post, entitled "what's that thing on my cat's ear?"
We were pretty amused - and very surprised - to learn the origin of the word "sourpuss!"
And we cheered at the news that a new vaccine protocol may be able to save lives. (Look for more on this in January as our own veterinarian weighs in on the topic of tail vaccines.)
More science fun this month as we looked at why the sky is blue, what Star Trek has to do with deaf cats, and why Faraday's eyes sometimes look green!
Thanks for spending 2013 with us! we look forward to many more fun and informative posts in 2014!