February 5, 2011

The Year of the Rabbit

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, which began on February 3 and ends on January 22, 2012. 
According to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves.  It is a time for negotiation.  To gain the greatest benefits from this time, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and your relationships with women and children.   Make it a goal to create a safe, peaceful lifestyle, so you will be able to calmly deal with any problem that may arise.
The Rabbit is a lucky sign. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are reasonably friendly people who enjoy the company of a group of good friends. They are good communicators, teachers, and counselors, but also need their own space.   
Today I decided to give our two rabbits some extra attention.This included nail clipping and brushing out their fur. Rabbits molt their old fur and grow new up to four times a year. It is especially important that you groom your rabbit to remove as much of the loose hair as possible so that it doesn't swallow the hair while self-grooming. Swallowed hair can form hairballs in your rabbit's digestive system just like cats, but rabbits can't vomit like cats can and serious problems can result.
Because we have the three dogs in the house, our rabbits are not house rabbits. They did enjoy hopping around in the kitchen a bit after grooming was done.



small farm girl said...

Such a cutie!!!!

Peacemom said...

Hey SFG, whatcha doin' over here? Don't you love Ruta's photos?

Ruta, love Zoey, so pretty!

Dar said...

Now, isn't your Zoey a curious one. So cute. Great information about it being the year of the Rabbit. I usually don't pay much attention, but you got mine with it being a year to catch my breathe and calm my nerves...ironic, in my case.
Thanks for this fine entry
BlessYourHeart...Your daughter with her pup is adorable.

Ruta said...

I wish she were my daughter!! That is my neice and godchild. She is a lover of all animals...we get along like peas in a pod!