Plush Animals Features
** Plush Rat
** White with Pink Ears, Nose, Tail and Paws
** Made by Sonny and Co Toys
** 13 inch Body with 13 inch Tail
Did you know that in Asian and specifically Chinese and Japanese astrology, the rat is part of the zodiac? Now, you may have heard of Scorpio, Gemini, Taurus, Libra, etc, but those are all part of the Greek zodiac.
If you’re a study of Eastern philosophy at all (or you’ve been to some Chinese restaurants in the United States, you’ll have seen a picture of the zodiac as represented by one of twelve animals. Unlike the Greek zodiac, which bases each sign in a month, the animals of the Chinese zodiac run in yearly increments making up a twelve year cycle. That’s why you might have heard someone say, “This is the year of the Dog,” or “Year of the Rat,” etc. Incidentally, 2011 (the year this was written) is the year of the rabbit. The next year of the rat won’t be until 2020.
But what are rats known for in the zodiac? We’re glad you asked. Rat people (not, not furries, though we imagine there are some of those) are industrious and hard working. They’re also ambitious with high energy. And that suits Sunny & Co.’s delightful plushie like nobody’s business. He’s as cuddly as the real thing, and just loves to play and explore. He can’t get enough and will always take what you can dish out. You really couldn’t ask for more than that in a quality toy like this. Best of all, this 13-inch long ratty doubles as a hand puppet. So you can make up your own stories and fables about why the rat is so special!