Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Hey Everydog & Girl Girl,

Today is the eve of Chinese New Year. The hoomans will be going to my grandparents' place for their reunion dinner. Last year, Dad had to travel to Chicago and did not get a chance to celebrate Chinese New Year with everyone at home. This year, he's just as busy at work but he's glad he has a chance to eat, drink and be merry with the rest of the family.

The hoomans get a two days break from work (Thursday & Friday) and I know they are certainly looking forward to this long break. Chinese New Year is a special time of the year for the Chinese. There are a lot of traditions and customs which have been passed down for many generations. Mom will be rushing back after work today to clean up the house so that it'll be nice and clean for me to mess up over the next few days. Mom says sweeping the floor on the very first day of the New Year is forbidden as this signifies that the good fortune & luck will be swept away for the new year.

I want to take the time to wish all my frenz Gong Hay Fatt Choy (that's Happy New Year in Cantonese). Have a wonderful Year of the Rat!!


Joe Stains said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!!!

JustMeCopper said...

Yeah, Hapy Chinese New Year too. I hate sweeping anyway.

Reina said...

Hi Luckie!!!


Ang bao yi ge lai!



Girl Girl Hamster said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai to you Luckie. Hope you get red packets. hee

~ Girl girl

Butchy & Snickers said...

Happy Chinese New Year Luckie!!! We hope you & your family have a good time.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...


We hope you get some good snacks. We won't get anything.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Luckie
Happy Chinese New Year to you, your mom and dad!
Glad to hear they will be celebrating together!
Kisses and hugs

Simba said...

Enjoy your new year celebrations. Happy New Year.

Simba xx

Harry said...

A very happy Chinese New Year to you and your family Luckie!

Harry x

Martha said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Love, Martha

Lady Kaos said...

Happy Chinese New Year Luckie! I hope you get to have tons of fun with your Mom and Dad not having to goto work for a long weekend!

Amber said...

Happy Chinese new year! Luckie and your family!

Amber :)

Comet and BLU said...

Happy Chinese new year to you! We are glad you get to spend it with your dad this year.
Comet and BLU

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, nice picture of you! Gong Xi Fa Chai!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ferndoggle said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you Luckie Girl! Enjoy having your pawrents home for a couple xtra days.


Hana said...

Gong Hay Fatt Choy to you Luckie Girl! I hope you get to go to the festivities at your grandparents' house!!! Eat some tasty food for me, okay?

Hana said...

By the way, that's a very nice portrait of you!

Maggie & Mitch said...

Happy Chinese new year to you and your family, Luckie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Chinook said...

Happy new year Luckie! Hope you're collecting some ang paos and getting some treats and outings!

Lotsa licks,

Anonymous said...

A very happy Chinese New Year to you and your family too Luckie!!


The Zoo Crew said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Luckie!!! Hope you got some red envelopes filled with, at the least, some goodies! My mama and 2-legged sisters went to a CNY celebration yesterday and have a big CNY party next weekend. We're feeling left out because we didn't get to go :(

Peace + Paws,

The Zoo Crew

4xBs said...

Hi Luckie, we hope that the year of the rat is an excellent year for you. we like to hear about the chinese traditions.