Top pop culture pets of 2013
Some landed movie deals while others moved to Germany. Here, the most pertinent pets of pop culture in 2013.
Sunny Obama(Credit: AP)
The newest member of the First Family, Sunny was welcomed by the Obamas in August. A Portuguese water dog like older brother Bo, she enjoys yawning and long walks on the North Lawn.
Brian Griffin(Credit: AP, 2009)
Seth MacFarlane taketh away and, three weeks later, giveth back. After Brian Griffin was killed in a "Family Guy" episode, Stewie is able to time travel and rescue the beloved (and smarter than all the Griffins combined) family pooch.
The feline behind the now-famous sour-puss face had quite a year, including landing a movie deal. Grumpy Cat (aka Tardar Sauce) won meme of the year at the 2013 Webby Awards and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Friskies awards in New York. Owner Tabatha Bundesen must be so proud. And maybe even a little happy.
Banana Joe(Credit: AP)
After Banana Joe took best in show at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club dog show, never again will we ask ourselves, "What's an Affenpinscher?"
Mally(Credit: AP, Getty Images)
Justin Bieber's monkey Mally taught the world that perhaps not everyone is fit for simian ownership. The Capuchin monkey was seized by customs in Germany when the touring singer neglected to present the correct paperwork. After Bieber failed to pay a fine, and Mally spent time in quarantine, the monkey was moved to a new, unBelieberable home at Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen.
Llewyn Davis' cat(Credit: AP)
The ginger tom cat carted around by the title character of the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" is both adorable and mythological.
Baxter(Credit: Getty Images)
What would an "Anchorman" sequel be without Ron Burgundy's beloved dog Baxter (shown here with Judah Nelson, who plays Walter Burgundy, at the Beacon Theatre premiere on Dec. 15, 2013)? We'll tell you: Not nearly as big a deal. Bueno, Quince the terrier mix.
Lil Bub(Credit: Getty Images)
Though Internet sensation Lil Bub -- charming for her teeny, perma-kitten looks -- first hit in 2011, the fluffy feline had a big 2013 that included a documentary, "Lil Bub and Friendz," which played at Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Finn(Credit: Amanda Seyfried via Instagram)
Of all the celebrity pets who see action on social media, Amanda Seyfried's well-dressed canine Finn got lots of love on Instagram.
Stella the French bulldog of the Delgado-Pritchett household is the cutest member -- and perhaps the most shoe hungry -- of the "Modern Family" cast. She (Brigitte in real life) celebrated the 100th episode in September along with her human co-stars.