Long work hours and other commitments didn’t leave a lot of time for Max and Cooper to relax in 2012.

“The stress was really getting to them,” says Cliff Townsend, a family friend. “Everyone was worried about it.”

As such, the two kitties have resolved to make more time for play in the new year.

“They’re already off to a great start,” says Townsend.

Via Jeremiah Warren, image via jeremiahjw/YouTube