Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

While other Asian nations celebrate the year of the goose or the bull or whatever, did you know 2023 is the Year of the Cat in Vietnam and among the Vietnamese diaspora? Yep. Pretty cool!

As we look forward to a 2023 filled with all sorts of awesome stuff, let’s take a moment to fondly recall the highlights of 2022:

  • January: With the humans of North America paralyzed with fear at the impending invasion of the Polar Bear King and his vast army of huge bears, Buddy the Cat heroically traveled on his own to the frozen wastelands — also known as Canada — to confront the belligerent bear. In an act of bravery that will be remembered in songs for centuries, Buddy defeated the Evil Polar Bear King in a dance-off, staving off invasion and saving humankind.
  • February: Buddinese Space Industries, the rocketry and spacecraft company founded by Buddy, announced a goal of putting kitties on Mars by 2030 and establishing a state-of-the-art base there — complete with luxury boxes, scratchers and ample window perches — within two more years. After Elon Meowsk expressed skepticism on Twitter, Buddy replied with a simple “Hold my beer,” garnering a record 11.2 million likes.
  • March: Buddy appeared on the cover of Modern Cat Magazine, looking suave and handsome.
  • April: Celebrating Big Buddy’s birthday and Little Buddy’s adoptaversary, the former enjoyed Impossible Burgers while the latter ate delicious turkey.
  • May: Pumped up by an inspiring pep talk from Buddy the Cat, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge caught fire, putting on a display of power that would ultimately result in an American League record 62 home runs. Judge credits Buddy for his success: “Bud showed me the way. He helped me unlock my potential. Without the confidence he instilled in me, I wouldn’t have hit half as many home runs or looked half as good doing it.”
  • June: More than 50 bands and music acts paid tribute to everyone’s favorite tabby at the 7th annual Festival of the Buddies, a three-day gathering of peace, love and turkey.
Buddy the Cat
  • July: Buddy raised more than $2.2 million for various animal charities by auctioning off a dinner date with himself. Thousands of women bid on the prize, but in the end one lucky woman — said to be a princess from an undisclosed European country — was able to secure the company of the charming kitty for an evening of good food and meowversation.
  • August: More than 85 million people tuned in to watch Buddy host Saturday Night Live, registering the show’s highest ratings in decades. Millions more watched the delightful feline’s monologue on YouTube.
  • September: With his city overrun by rats, New York City Mayor Eric Adams begged Buddy to tackle the threat. Buddy magnanimously agreed, and since Sept. 7 not a single rodent has been observed in the five boroughs. Adams and the city council passed a resolution later that month funding the construction of a statue of Buddy, which will be installed in front of City Hall.
  • October: Netflix premiered The Buddy the Cat Mysteries, its most popular show since Squid Game. The streaming giant immediately renewed the feline detective show for three more seasons.
  • November: Buddy the Cat enjoyed turkey on Thanksgiving and every other day of the month.
  • December: Millions of Americans were able to endure record cold temperatures despite losing power when they found they could raise their body temperature by 8.7 degrees just by looking at posters of Buddy.

That’s quite a year Buddy’s had! Not one to rest on his laurels, he’s already looking ahead to 2023 when he’s expected to make his debut as an opera singer and finally stage a long-awaited bout with Mike Tyson.

Little Buddy and Big Buddy wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year, and we thank each and every one of our 27 million monthly readers for making PITB their site of choice!

32 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. Mee-yow WOW Buddy you did so much this yeer!! Yore one amazin man cat mee DUDE!!!
    An wee sure enjoyed our Turkey Pate!
    Long live Turkey Pate rite Buddy?
    Wishin you an Big Buddy Happy Mew Yeer….on 3 hourss an 50 minuttss fore us here…..
    ***nose rubss*** BellaDharma an (((hugss))) BellaSita Mum

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    1. It was a busy year, but Buddy never rests…except during the 14 hours a day he sleeps. Happy new year, BellaDharma and BellaSita, and on behalf of Bud I apologize for calling Canada a frozen wasteland lol

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      1. Buddy better watch out, ese, because 2023 is gonna be the year of the Gatos.

        Con safos, homes, we gonna run that catnip all up in your territory till there ain’t none of you left, gabacho!

        Just you wait and see.

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  2. Happy New Year to Big Buddy and Buddy the magnificent Feline. I look forward to reading about Buddy’s exploits in 2023, they will be the standard by which all future events will be judged.

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  3. Happy New Year to the Buddies! Thanks for lots of day brightening laughs with the marvelously meowscled one! Tyson must be very, very afraid! πŸ˜±πŸ™€

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  4. Happy new year to you all from the UK and Mi5 agent Bella, who admires and respects all of Buddys’ achievements in 2022 and sees them as a pointer to the excellence he will achieve in 2023!

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    1. Indeed, the Buddesian adventures and misadventures shall continue, including new developments in Buddy’s war with Los Gatos catnip cartel, new schemes to obtain more turkey, and new stories to burnish his already formidable legend as a remarkable gentleman and feline.

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  5. Buddy, I really admire you. You are smart, handsome, and not one bit shy about letting the whole world know of all your accomplishments. Congratulations…..you are truly “pawesome”.

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