IT'S the Eve of Chinese New Year. The time, 6.30pm, local time. It's very quiet in the neighbourhood with everything arriving to an almost standstill.
It won't be until a couple of hours before the fireworks start to light up the night sky. My dogs, a Rottweiller, German Shepherd Dog and Golden Retriever (plus a Shetland Sheepdog, owned by my best friend and PETPOSITIVE'S Assistant Treasurer Andrew Martin) will start to wonder what the fuss is all about.
Fortunately, they aren't spooked by fireworks and will start to settle down quickly once the dazzling display starts.
The day has been encouraging. Almost 20 hits already from mostly Malaysians to this Blog. Your support continues to be uplifting. It's a great motivator to get me to put something in this Blog for your reading pleasure almost daily.
Don't forget to drop by tomorrow when you will be able to read Wheel Power, my column in The Star. My story tomorrow is about PETPOSITIVE'S recent Chinese New Year party held for us by Mid Valley City (MVC).
I gave a candid account of the outpouring of love accorded to us by MVC. Even though I was in discussions with them before they event, they pulled a couple of surprises at the last minute much to our delight. We were truly pampered!
So read all about it tomorrow.
I hope to put it out by 12noon, Malaysian time. (0400hrs UTC)
For those of you outside Malaysia, you will be able to read it in my Wheel Power Malaysia Blog which is linked to this Blog, PET+BLOGSPOT. Hope all of you will find it a suitable treat for this great Year of the Rat occasion.
By the way, you might be interested to know that I am a Rat person. And so is Dr Jon Satyamoorthy, our supportive veterinarian, I hear.
To all our fellow Rats out there - and the rest of you who belong to one animal sign or the other in the Chinese zodiac calendar - on behalf of PETPOSITIVE, please let me take this opportunity from all of us over here to wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai!
See U 2morrow!
Anthony Thanasayan (aNt)