Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Tonk's Tale 2013 in Review

We've had the best time sharing our year with you, and we thank you for so generously sharing your time with us on a regular basis.

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, momma. Allie thinks you should limit the "mayhem" comment to Faraday. 

*pumps paw in the air* YEAHHHH. Mayhem. Me and Allstate. We ROCK.


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:

January, 2013
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:

February, 2013
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."

March, 2013
 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?

April, 2013
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."

May, 2013
Our mom cheated on us this month, in "I Kissed a Ferret... and I LIKED it!" We were scandalized!

On a more cheerful note, we learned the origin of the phrase "having kittens" (which we assure you we all were, after having heard of the "ferret incident").

June, 2013
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!

July, 2013
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!

August, 2013
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:

September, 2013
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...!

October, 2013
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?"

November, 2013
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.)

December, 2013 
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!


  1. Thanks for this year in review!! We only met you a few months ago so this was mostly new. I hope 2014 is filled with wonderful things.

  2. The year goes by so quickly. We look forward to more from you in 2014. Have a terrific Tuesday and a great night tonight.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. What a great idea to have a review!! Glad to find out about sourpuss (aka The Staff!) Happy New Year to you all xox

  4. Best of all this year we got to meet your human! Happy Mew Year!

  5. Best of all this year we got to meet your human! Happy Mew Year!

  6. Happy New Year to all of you from all of us!!

  7. Happy new year to your whole family!

  8. Good review of yer 2013. We are too lazy to do all that werk ourselfs...

  9. We remember watching your Snowpocalypse video last year and we just re-watched it...that is our absolute favorite! We want to wish you a very Happy New Year and a 2014 filled with health,love, joy, prosperity, peace and possibility!

  10. Looks like you had a pretty good year. Wish I could say the same. Happy New Year. Wishing you the best in 2014.

  11. You guys have such cool posts about stuff - so often I learn something when I come to your blog! And wow, I thought I knew everything already.

    I hope 2014 has all sorts of awesome things coming your way!

  12. It's been an interesting year! Happy New Year to you all!

  13. Happy New Year to all of you! We hope you celebrated with lots of treats!


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