According to Marcy and Vietnam …
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Marcy is busy blogging about the Year Of The Cat which begins on January 22, 2023.
Cynthia: Uh .. sorry to bother you but there’s a furious fluffle of bunnies in the back yard.
Marcy (typing away): I know. They’ve been there all day.
Cynthia: They say they would like to speak to your representative.
Marcy: Tell ’em to scram. I’m busy.
Cynthia: Uh … huh … well, they say you’ve been spreading falsehoods about the upcoming new year being a cat and not a rabbit.
Marcy: It’s Year of the Cat in Vietnam. So it’s not a falsehood. They’re just put out because I have more social media followers than they do.
Cynthia: There’s a hirsute hare named Hieronymus who seems to be their leader.
Cynthia: He’s making me nervous. He wants to sue. I really don’t want to go into debt over this, Marcy. Lawyers are expensive. I also don’t want to create a global incident.
penelope kitten (squeaking): i’ll go talk to them.
Penelope dons her “peace negotiator” badge and carrot proof vest and heads out to the backyard.
Five minutes later …
penelope kitten (poking her head through the back door): the buns won’t budge. they say the Year of the Rabbit means prosperity and peace and perseverance. they don’t want some lazy and aggressive and possibly homicidal Year of the Cat.
Penelope hands Marcy their cease and desist letter.
Marcy tosses the letter into her litterbox and continues to type.
Cynthia: Marcy! This is getting serious! Penelope! Help!
penelope kitten: i’m on it , sir.
After a few nerve-wracking minutes, Penelope Kitten comes back with a truce.
penelope kitten: we’re good. the buns were getting peckish and needed lunch so i gave them my Ralph’s carrot coupon and they agreed to stand down. i mean hop down.
Cynthia: Oh my gosh … the bunnies sold out their year for … a grocery store discount coupon?
penelope kitten: u just can’t put a price on cheap food.
Hoppy New Year!
Fun Fact: In Vietnamese, a cat is called “meo”.
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