The current Year of the Rat is coming to a close on January 25, 2009.
This is the Year of the Earth Rat, and the next Year of the Rat, the Metal Rat, will occur in the years 2020-2021. Now that is a long time to wait to celebrate this great little animal with its own year. I propose we do not wait that long.
I am suggesting we celebrate the rat every year. It’s a remarkable pet, and to quote the most recent wiki:
Being the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, rats are leaders, pioneers and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, determined, tenacious, charismatic, practical and hardworking.
Personally, those are traits I would like to find in most anyone I meet; and, I am thrilled my grandson was born in the Year of the Rat. It’s also no wonder rats steal their keeper’s hearts in no time at all, my grandson stole mine.
In preparation for the next Year of the Rat, or just as a good excuse, may I recommend reading the series written by Harry Harrison, about The Stainless Steel Rat. I have read and enjoyed some of the series and intend to go looking for the rest.
Have you read any of The Stainless Steel Rat? Why not leave a comment with your review.
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