Long, long ago Buddha invited all the animals of the world to join him for a
New Year's celebration, but only 12 bothered to attend. To show his
thanks he named a year after each one, in the order in which they showed up:
starting with the rat and ending with the pig.
2011 marks the year of the Metal Rabbit, which we can only hope will
be as peaceful and relaxing as the five other rabbit breeds.
Happy New Year!!