For this week’s Photo Hunt, I am gathering a bunch of photos and posts of my highlights of 2011! Like the photo above from one of the best parties of the year: my very own Super Cat Sunday Party! All the kitties who did not want to watch the Super Bowl (and some who snuck over during half time) came by, had niptinis, food and some won door prizes!
I also had an awesome birthday party in June! I had a giveaway and a commenthon and lots of fun. I turn 10 in 2012, so I bet next year’s party will be even bigger!
Speaking of commenthons, my biggest one was part of the Paws for Japan drive, to help after Japan’s huge earthquake and tsunami. That almost got out of control, when the World Vets humans, with 33,000 Facebook fans, mentioned I was having it. The comments were coming in faster than my human had money!
I love having giveaways when I can, and this year I had quite a few. But my favorite was one I made up: when my human came home from the Cat Writers Conference with a bunch of swag from the sponsors, I had a drawing to give away a box of goods… and the winner turned out to be the treasurer for Forever Home Feline Ranch! A bunch of their kitties got toys and treats, thanks to the Cat Writers and their conference sponsors!
This was also quite a glamorous year — I was invited to the Fancy Feast commercial shoot, and I sent my human in my place (I hope they were not too disappointed).
I also won the Petties Award for Best Blog Post! That was exciting! I even made a video of my acceptance speech!
This was also the year my books came out on Kindle! It took my human no small amount of effort to learn how to do it with my first book. Fortunately, the publisher of my second book had it covered. Now you Kindle readers can also have your copies Kindlegraphed! I hope to work on more books in 2012!
A lot of exciting things happened this year, but did it also seem a little sad too? It seems like our kitty community lost an awful lot of friends this past year, and Truffle and Brulee’s (and Sweet Praline’s) human made an awesome tribute to them. And we also lost a human who was special to me because he made my career online possible, and I think I will close with my own photo tribute to him:
Team Tabby says
It was a great year for you, Sparkle! Let’s hope 2012 will be even better!!
Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz says
What an exciting year you’ve had…and we hope to meet you in person at BlogPaws in 2012, too!
Cats think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s…May all your days in 2012 be filled with purrs and not hisses…Happy New Year to all of you, too!
Sweet Purrfections says
Thank you for reminding us all that has happened this year. Thank you for your support to Mom Paula and Sweet Praline. And most of all, thank you for being our furriend!
Truffle and Brulee
Wow Sparkle, those are all great highlights you gathered! We wish you all a 2012 filled with many blessings. Thank you for your blog friendship. Happy New Year!
Beau Beau an Angie says
You did have a great year indeed! It’ll be quite a challenge for 2012 to top this one. Happy New Year!
Cathy Keisha says
Sounds like you had a pawsome year. I was glad to be a small part of it. Happy New Year.
There’s something about that first picture that put a great big smile on my face. Happy New Year!
Poppy Q says
Happy New Year sweet friends. Best wishes for 2012.
Julie and Poppy Q
You’ve had a great year Sparkle and we’ve loved counting you and your human as our pals! Hope you have a very Happy New Year, filled with joy.
Meg & Fin
Ingrid King says
What a lovely year end wrap up. Happy New Year to you, Binga, Boodie and your humans!
Katnip Lounge says
Yay Sparkle! We like your gathering of photos. All in all, 2011 was a pretty good year, maybe we Cats can take over in 2012!
Happy New Year!
xx The Katnip Lounge Kitties
Mark's Mews says
Wishing you the very best for 2012; good food, treats, toys, soft beds, warmth, and attention!
Ayla, Iza, and Marley
That was indeed inspirational Sparkle,as you are!
Happy new year
Ginger jasper says
HAPPY NEW YEAR Hugs GJ xx
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
You’ve had such an exciting year!!! God bless you in the mew year as you help other furries who don’t have it as good as we do!!! We’re glad we’ve been able to start following you this year. XOXO!!!!
Sparkle, thank you for the recap of this year. Here’s to wishing all the best at your house for everybody, human and furry, in 2012.
You had quite the year Sparkle! We just slept, ate and played. We’re impressed your human has already “gathered” her tax stuff and her dad’s too! Mommy’s wishes her clients were as organized.
That was a great tribute to 2011. I plan to make 2012 the year I take over the Universe.
Little One says
Sparkle, what an exciting year you had.
Happy New Years!!!!
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
Thank you for all of those memories. Happy New Year to everyone in your house
A Wonderful gathering of your achievments!
Each moment in a day has its own value. Morning brings HOPE, Afternoon brings FAITH, Evening brings LOVE, Night brings REST, We hope you will have all of them every day.
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Happy New Year Sparkle and to your human. You had a very busy and eventful year in 2011! I know 2012 will be even bigger!
So much has happened with you in 2011! I look forward to seeing what all you accomplish in 2012.
Perfect for the theme. Visiting from PH!
Great pictures sweetie. Ask your mom if she’d consider putting your book on Nook to cuz that’s what we have.
Awesome photo hunt, beautiful Sparkle=we love all your fun posts throughout the year and it was nice to see your highlights, although we know there were many more!!…Wishing you all a very Happy New Year filled with great health, much love and tremendous joy…love and hugs, precious friends…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki
Yes indeed Sparkle, what a year it was! From all of us to all of you…Happy, Happy, Happy New Year!!!
sandi @the whistlestop cafe says
I am giggling ~ that is quite a gathering!
Happy New Year from the Saturday PhotoHunt.
I hope to see y’all next Saturday ~ bring your BLING!
The Island Cats says
That was great to see, Sparkle! 2011 was a good year for you! And we hope 2012 is even better! Happy New Year!!
Hannah and Lucy says
We loved seeing all the photos you had gathered for your post today Sparkle. It is good to see what you’d done this year.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
That was a terrific gathering of photos Sparkle. Well done. It was fun remembering all those pictures. Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Eric and Flynn says
That was a good round up, and over all 2011 looked pretty good for you. We wish all of you health and happiness for 2012.
Fuzzy Tales says
You’ve had a very busy and successful year, Sparkle. 🙂
We wish more of the same for you in 2012, along with much love, Light and laughter. All the best in the new year!
Nice photo gathering ! Didn’t know you were an “Apple” fan, lol !
A great round up Sparkle – since I only found your blog a few months back it was great to look back at what you’d been up to… I just had a good giggle at the last few seconds of your Petties acceptance speech!!
Wishing you a fantasic, healthy, happy and prosperous 2012 xoxo
d'ArtagnanRumblepurr (@rumblepurr) says
My dear, it’s been an excellent year and we’re glad we got to share it with you.
Happy new year, my friends!