Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year

Hey Doggies, today is chinese new year's eve and tomorrow will be the Year of the Hammie. Let me tell you how the the chinese zodiac started. Once upon a time, the Jade Emperor invited all the animals in creation to a race. The Hammie and the Cow were good friends so the cow gave the hammie a ride on the back across the river towards the finish line. (as illustrated by me and Dopey Moo Moo in the picture below) Once across the river, the hammie jump off the cow to get first place in the race. Which is how in the order of the chinese zodiac, the hammie is in first place and the cow is in 2nd. The other 10 animals in the list are the Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Lamb, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig respectively (Eil: Err.... I think you doggies can get a more accurate version of the story here)

So tonight at the stroke of midnite, we shall say goodbye to Mr Piggy and hello to the Hammie

Have a pawsome year of the Hammie everyone.

  • あけましておめでとうございます
  • 새해 복 많이
  • 新年快乐
  • Happy New Year!!!


Sparky said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you, GG! Hope you have a great one!


Ben_Benjamin said...

HAha GG, good version of the chinese zodiac story. Happy Chinese New year to u too!!

Thor said...

Hi Girl Girl!
Happy Chinese New Year!

Love and licks

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Happy Chinese New Year , GG & Eil!

So if you came in first, and Dopey Moo Moo second then where is Boo? I bet he is last cos he got short legs :P


Lacy said...

woofies Girl-Girl and Eil!!! Happy CNY....heehee me likies ur version....

b safe,

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...


We've read that you are supposed to get red packets so we hope you get some!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Hammer said...

Hi Girl Girl
Happy Chinese New Year !!! This is your year, my dear little friend.
Love from Hammer
PS It's Fu Fu's birthday today. Mum lit a white candle in his memory.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Girl Girl!
Happy Chinese New Year! The story is very interesting!
I hope you have great time celebrating YOUR year!
Kisses and hugs

Boo said...


the following year will be MooMoo's year! hehehehe. well, i ran together with the other doggies. tho short legs but we arrive at the same time...

wet wet licks


Faya said...

Happy New Year Girl Girl ! Have a great day !
Kisses, Faya

Simba said...

The year of the Hammie sounds like fun. Happy New Year .

Simba xx

Noah the Airedale said...

Here's to the year of the Hammie yay.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Harry said...

Happy Chinese new Year to you and all your family GG!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Mack said...

What an interesting story!

Amber-Mae said...

Haha, great story! Now I know why the hammies aka rats are in the zodiac calendar. Hey, since tomorrow is officially the year of the rat, can I chase the rats? I mean, mise as well have fun with them before they disappear next year right? Kekeke...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Daisy said...

Happy Chinese New Year, Girl Girl!

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Happy Chinese New Year Girl Girl to you and your family.

I liked your version best you know!


Pacco de Mongrel said...

happy new year, girl girl...

hope u have a great year ahead...

Lady Kaos said...

Happy Chinese New Year Girl Girl! I really like your version of the story much better.

Mango said...

Girl Girl -
I still can't figure out what kind of doggie you are, but I sure think you're sweet. Anyway, I tagged you, so visit my blog and play along.


Mango said...

Girl Girl -
I still can't figure out what kind of doggie you are, but I sure think you're sweet. Anyway, I tagged you, so visit my blog and play along.


Agatha and Archie said...

Happy New Year Girl Girl!! This is going to be your year!!! Love A+A

Kirby said...

Happy New Year Girl Girl! I hope wonderful things are in store for you this year! I hope you got a few extra treats for this special day!!

Your pal,

Amber said...

Happy Chinese new year GG! It will be a great year!

Amber :)

Comet and BLU said...

Happy new year GG! We think it's great that there is a whole year just for Hammies!

Joe Stains said...

happy new year, do you get a present every day of this year?!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Happy Chinese new year, Girl girl! A whole year of Hammies! Fabulous!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

umekotyan said...

Good evening girl girl.
The sexagenary cycle is interesting.
The rat is the first.
And, Chinese New Year starts from the rat.
Can spend one be wonderful year. :)

from loved ume tyan

Ferndoggle said...

Yay for the year of the Hammie! What a wonderful year it will be.


Hana said...

Happy New Year, Girl Girl! I hope you get to participate in the celebrations. You should, after all, you are a hammie!

Girasol said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you!!!!
Have a fantastic Year of the Hammie.

Asta said...

Oooh GirlGirl
This shouldbe an excellent yeaw if it's the yeaw of the hammie!!!!Huwwwah!!
I love youw explanation and illustwation, and youw New Yeaws cawd is bootiful
smoochie kisses


Happy Year of the Hammie!!

Woofs Casper, Buddy and Nikki

ilovepearly said...

Happy Chinese New Year!!

Holly said...

That is soooo cool!! It's YOUR year! Happy New Year!!


Chinook said...

Happy new year girl girl! Hope you've got lotsa ang paos and treats! =D

Lotsa licks,

Frasier said...

Happy New Year GirlGirl

4xBs said...

Hi Girl Girl, finally you have your very own year. you deserve it. happy new year!


Luc & Remy said...

Happy New Year, Girl Girl!! That picture of you sure is pretty. We'll have to show that to Ralph, our hammie!

Kats_Kritters said...

aww cute piggy pigture!

The Zoo Crew said...

Happy Year of the Hammie! Our mama and 2-legged sisters get to go to a CNY party today and again next weekend. They said we don't get to go because we'd be afraid of the dragons and lions and all the drums banging. I say.... HRMPH!!

Peace + Paws,

The Zoo Crew

Koda said...

Happy New Year!

Moco said...

I knew this was going to be a good year. Year of the Hammie!

Jan said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you too.

And we like your version of the story better. Thanks for telling it.

jans funny farm

cook said...

Great Story,
Happy New Year!!!!
Cookie and crew

Dolly & Zoopy said...

It's your year so may it be your bestest year and more good ones to come.

Dolly and Zoopy