Well... the year is done almost and I sure didn't keep up with this like I thought... I did however continue to use the deck and still love it. It's one of my favorites.
I did work with the totem animals I pulled at the begining of 2009 throughout the year. That was much better than the "card a month" type of New Years reading... those never get looked at past March.
Better luck with the next deck study... I will always intertwine animals into anything I do... still my favorite type of deck.