Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year from China Cat Sunflower

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone!
I am not really Chinese because I am a ginger tabby cat born in Missouri. But since my real name is China Cat Sunflower, my Big Janitor Dad sometimes calls me Chineeeze, which kind of sounds like Chinese! So I thoug
ht that I would celebrate Chinese New Year today. It is now the year of the Ox.
I have never seen an ox before but this morning I went visiti
ng and over at Tybalt's he had a Chinese New Year post. He said that he was born in the Year of the Dog and he had a link to find out what your Chinese Zodiac sign is. This is the link I followed to find out that I was born in the Year of the Rat! I have never seen a Rat before but I have seen and actually caught some mice and a vole and even a chipmunk! I did not make the chipmunk dead - I brought it in the house and set it down. My Lap Lady was not very happy to have a live chipmunk running around the living room, with me running after it. Eventually she caught him in a plastic bowl and put him out front on the porch. He ran like the wind when she let him out of the plastic bowl. We only have one picture of him under the plastic bowl and you can see his chipmunk fur sticking out a little bit. My Lap Lady was too nervous and shaky trying to get him out to take his picture while we were running around the living room! (Darn it - we can't find the picture but will post it as soon as we can find it.)

Anyway, back to Chinese New Year, this is what it says about me being born in the Year of the Rat:
Personality - Occupying the 1st and most prominent position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Rat symbolizes such character traits as wit, imagination and curiousity. Rats have keen observations skills and with those skills they're able to deduce much about other people and other situations. Overall, Rats are full of energy, talkative and charming but they have a tendency to become aggressive.


Well, I know that I am definitely curious (obviously since I am a cat)and I like to think of myself as rather witty and imaginative. Also, I do have very keen observation skills and I am very talkative. I hate to admit it but I can be a bit aggressive but that is only regarding Temptations. I have bit my Big Janitor's fingers when he holds out Temptations for me. I guess that I really was born in the Year of the Rat! Who knew!


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Well happy Year of the Ox little Rat. I am not sure what I am but the Woman is a rabbit (which is also know as cat!)

Kimo and Sabi said...

Wit, imagination and curiosity are furry good traits fer a cat too!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Happy Chinese New Year, China Cat!

Your compliment and kind words meant a lot to me and my mom. I'm TRYING to eat more.


Forever Foster said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai, China Cat! We were born in the year of the pig, which mum found very funny. She is an Ox.

We don't blame you for being aggressive over Temptations. Talk about yum!

Tybalt said...

Happy New Year, China! I'm honored you mentioned my post in yours. =^_^= I hope the Year of the Ox is a happy and prosperous one for you.

Year of the Rat STILL Sounds better than Year of the Dog!

Purrrs to you and Willow. <3

Katie and Mea said...

Happy Chinese New year!

catsynth said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai, China Cat!

Holiday Maker said...

I wish you, China Cat Sunflower Gong xi Fa Cai,Kong Hei Fatt choy and a Happy New Year.