The year is wrapping up and as I sit here and think about the amazing year I had, I also realize just how much more pets have become a part of my life. I have always had my 2 in my life, but sharing so many stories and photos of pets here over the past year, I have come to know a lot more of other people’s pets too.
2012 was a big year for cats — so many have been made famous, or more famous this year and it proves the point that the internet (and people) love cats.
As the year comes to an end, I’d love to share, in my opinion, the most famous pets of 2012. Please do share your favorite pets in the comments and any predictions for who will be the big hit next year! Click through to see the 7 most famous pets of 2012:
Colonel Meow 1 of 7
Though he was born back in 2011, Colonel Meow became famous earlier this year. Always unimpressed, but with an impressive amount of hair, he keeps us smiling with his antics. Check him out on Facebook. Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
Darwin 2 of 7
He was spotted in a parking lot in Toronto, Ontario outside of an Ikea earlier this month. He's since become quite famous and made that coat famous too. He's also lovingly known as "Ikea Monkey". Check him out on Facebook. Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
Venus 3 of 7
No one thought she was real when her image first hit the web. It's hard to believe that one cat could have 2 very different looks,but she's real! She's been on many talk shows this year and her face is well known. Check her out on Facebook. Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
Anakin 4 of 7
The two-legged miracle cat, Anakin was born without a pelvis or back legs, but has jumped into our hearts with his spirit this year. Check him out on Facebook. Photo credit: screenshot via Tigerpixie /YouTube
Grumpy Cat 5 of 7
He is what I would call the most famous pet of this year, Grumpy cat has hit super-meme status and his miserable face brings smiles to so many! Check him out on Facebook. Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
Lil Bub 6 of 7
She busted into the scene late last year with her big eyes and a tongue that doesn't quite fit. She's well loved and due to multiple genetic mutations, she is kitten-sized forever and truly one of a kind! Check her out on Facebook. Photo hosted on Imgur Gallery. Used with permission
Obie 7 of 7
A standard-sized Dachshund dog who's on a mission to lose 40 pounds has caught the love of so many as he struggles to lose the weight. The new owner is fighting to keep him in a custody battle that began earlier this year.
Check him out on Facebook. Photo hosted on Biggest Loser, Doxie Edition/ Facebook
Photo credit: adapted from image hosted on Imgur Gallery