Wednesday, February 9

Chinese New Year

I know I am little late with this as the actual Chinese New Year was February 3rd, but I thought it would be a fun bit for this hump day.   As I prepare for the Pooch Parade tonight, I need a little fun to inspire me.
So this is the year of the Rabbit!  According to "the year of the rabbit, along with the people born in it, tends to be lucky and peaceful.  People born during this year are said to be sensitive, conservative, compassionate, intelligent, and enjoy being around family and friends however, they can also be moody, detached, and self-indulgent."
"Also considered serene and diplomatic, rabbits prefer to avoid conflict and stay far from aggressive and competitive situations. Rather shy and soft-spoken, rabbits are sometimes considered pushovers, but still, are good friends, gracious, and have lady luck on their side."
I always had rabbits as a child, they were one of my favorite animals on the farm!  They were all very good friends, but not all were that shy.   I had a couple of rather assertive rabbits and quite frankly a little dog like in their behavior. What fun they all were!

To get back to the Chinese New Year, below is the list of all the Chinese Zodiac Signs from, find yours...

Find out which animal you are and check out it's character attributes, below. What do you think? Does your dog, rabbit, or pet rat fit these characteristics? Do you think you share the personality traits of your sign?
Rat: Forthright, intense, meticulous, charismatic, quick-witted, intellectual, industrious, charming, eloquent, sociable, artistic, and shrewd. Can be manipulative, vindictive, self-destructive, envious, tenacious, critical, over-ambitious, ruthless, intolerant, and scheming.
Ox: Dependable, steadfast, hardworking, good-natured, conventional, patient, calm, a leader. Can be stubborn, dogmatic, hot-tempered, narrow-minded, materialistic, rigid, demanding.
Tiger: Brave, adventurous, affectionate, ferocious, authoritative, unpredictable, passionate, warm-hearted. Can be restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, obstinate, selfish, aggressive, moody.
Rabbit: see above.
Dragon: Energetic, warm-hearted, charismatic, visionary leader, decisive, noble, passionate, generous, and lucky at love. Can be egotistical, tactless, demanding, violent, tyrannical, and brash.
Snake: Seductive, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, smart, rely on gut feelings, hardworking, and graceful. Can be cold, insecure, jealous, and slightly dangerous
Horse: Energetic, self-reliant, talkative, popular, intelligent, astute, seductive, changeable, and open-minded. Can be impatient, a drifter, childish, anxious, gullible and rude.
Ram: Gentle-hearted, loving, sincere, mild-mannered, shy, artistic, creative, gentle, compassionate, understanding, maternal, and generous. Can be unorganized, high-strung, insecure, and anxiety-ridden, needing a lot of love, support, and reassurance.
Monkey: Fun, versatile, energetic, upbeat, inquisitive, inventive, sociable, artistic, and clever. Can be unpredictable, egotistical, selfish, arrogant, and lack self-control.
Rooster: Frank, clever, wryly humorous, neat, meticulous, practical, honest and conservative. Can be over zealous and critical, puritanical, egotistical, abrasive, proud, opinionated, given to empty bravado.
Dog: Loyal, strong sense of justice and fair play, intelligent, open-minded, idealistic, practical, sensitive, temperamental, and sociable. Can be cynical, pessimistic, stubborn, and a worrier.
Pig: Honest, good-hearted, genuine, friendly, well mannered, intelligent, passionate, and perfectionist. Can be materialistic, self-indulgent, and exclusive.

To read more about the Chinese New Year, bark on the link:  Bark!

Want to know more about the Pooch Parade, bark on the link:  Bark!