Thursday, February 3, 2011
The Year of the RABBIT
Today is the start of the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese calendar. Except if you live in Vietnam, it's the Year of the Cat. But I'm going to talk about the Year of the Rabbit, since more people celebrate that.
My brother Mel is a rabbit. Well, okay, he's a dog, but he was born in a Rabbit year. So I think this explains why he is very careful about not getting into fights with other dogs. And in fact, if he ever even thinks there is going to be a fight, he goes off and hides in a corner. It's a good thing that dogs don't have money because if Mel had money, he would just bury it someplace instead of investing it. Or if it was paper money, he would probably eat it, just to keep it safe.
But there are these fortuneteller people in Asia who are saying that this Year of the Rabbit won't be so nice. They say that we are in for a year of terrorists and natural disasters and stock markets that don't do very well. And besides that, the U.S. and China won't get along with each other.
Personally, I think I would most like the part about eating the pigs and ducks and chickens. Although I like fish, too. But I could just skip the fireworks part, even though I am not as scared of fireworks as Mel and Barry are. We don't know yet if Nicky is afraid of them, but I guess we'll find out in July.
Okay, well, I now all that's left is for me to wish you a Happy Year of the Rabbit. I hope it will be a happy, fuzzy year for you, but if not, start wearing yellow and white and eating lots of oranges!