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Chinese New Year Animal Zodiac Story

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Long ago, in China, the Jade Emperor decided there should be a way of measuring time. On his birthday he told the animals that there was to be a swimming race. The first twelve animals across the fast flowing river would be the winners and they would each have a year of the zodiac named after them.

All the animals lined up along the river bank. The rat and the cat, who were good friends, were worried because they were poor swimmers. Being clever they asked the strong ox if he would carry them across the river.

Celebrating Chinese New Year in the U.S.

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Here's my suggestions for taking part in this many thousand year tradition:

Clean the house - Well, how about we lower the bar a bit? We could just sweep around the front door entryway and make a big deal about sweeping all of last year's "bad luck" right out the door.

Talula Belle

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Our dear office dog, Talula. Here she is wearing a mini-rainbow playsilk, running through our abundant dandelion field. 

She is a Havanese dog, originally from Cuba.

Two things I love about Talula are:

Polar Bears!

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With a love of all things Icelandic I ask:

would this be lovely in silk?