Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Year of the...CAT?!

Today begins the Year of the Rabbit in many Eastern cultures. The Vietnamese fellow who did my nails today told me that in Vietnam, however, it is the Year of the Cat, as they do not have the Rabbit in their zodiac/mythology. I told him that they should consider adding it.

Mr. Mick thought I should not have left him a tip. He says cats are already worshipped as gods in some places, they don't need a year. I told Mick that it's not my manicurist's fault that the Vietnamese do not have a Year of the Rabbit, and he always does a lovely job on my nails, so he gets a tip.

His Majesty continued to grumble about the injustice of the matter until I silenced him with an ear rub and a massage. Once suitably mellowed, he was willing to allow cats to have their year...but only Vietnamese cats. "The rest of them are out of luck, it's our turn."

"mmmmmm...a few treats, a nice massage...I'll take this for a year or so..."

Here's wishing everyone and everybun a joyous and much-blessed Year of the Rabbit (and a happy Year of the Cat to our feline friends as well).

11 comments:

SixBunnies said...

Well, I suppose if Rabbits have to share their year with another animal, Cats aren't too bad ... I see cats getting along with rabbits quite often.

Happy Year of the Rabbit, Mr. Mick and Jade!

Michelle May said...

Haaaaaaaa! Love it!!
The fella does deserve a good tip. Your nails are so fabulous!
Of course, I could use a good massage and ear rub too. Move over Mick. Makes everybun a happy bun.
Happy new year!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

FrecklesandDeb said...

We will stick with the Year of the Rabbit (or the Year of Freckles as it is known at our house!)

Karen M said...

Mickey looks quite content with the start of his year. Almost looks like approval....

Rabbits' Guy said...

Good going Mick - stick up for the Bunn turn at fame. We have to share with Kitty Boy but he is too lame to even think there could be a year for him!!!!

Crafty Green Poet said...

It would make sense for cats (other than Vietnamese ones) to share a year with Tigers as they have more in common.....

Happy Year of the Rabbit

d. moll, l.ac. said...

It is most unfortunate that some people cannot have a Rabbit Year, it seems quite unfair......(and how someone thought a cat could stand on for a rabbit is beyond me, but let's not go into that.)

Malcolm Russell said...

I told my boys about this being their year. They didn't get it. They just sniffed my fingers and looked for snacks.

Lisa said...

CGP presents an excellent point. Tigers ARE Cats! So really, in Vietnam, cats get TWO years! Injustice! Actually I love kitties, I was a cat worshipper before I got my first bun, but my buns are scared.

altairastar said...

How about Year of the Mickey?!

Jade said...

Mickey says EVERY year is the Year of the Mickey in his book. He just wishes that his silly humans would realize that.