Okay so this is a folk tale of how the Zodiac (the 12 animals of lunar years) came from and why the cats always chase the rats
Oh and I’m no expert in drawing animals.
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Alright! Here we go!
Thousands of years ago, the cats and rats lived in harmony.
Until one day, the Jade Emperor of Heaven wanted to know which animal was the fastest creature on Earth.
Thirteen animals answered the call.
They were monkey, snake, pig, horse, dog, goat
And rabbit, dragon, tiger, chicken, cattle.
And of course, rat and cat. At that time, they were friends.
The race was scheduled on the morrow.
BUT THE NEXT MORNING, THE RAT DIDN’T WAKE THE CAT UP.
The rat sneaked away to the racing field while the cat slept dead to the world.
Anyways, the racing competition started.
The sly rat knew that he couldn’t win the race for he was too small and legs too short.
So, the rat climbed up to the cattle’s back when the race started.
No one noticed the rat for he was too little, not even the cattle noticed the rat.
The cattle was supposed to win the first place. But in the end, the rat leaped off the cattle and reached the finish line before the cattle.
After the race, people in China had each year a symbolizing animal according to the result of the race.
But the story’s not finished.
The cat woke up after the race. And he was furious that he wasn’t in one of the lunar year animal symbols.
Apparently, the cat considered it as something more than a race.
And the cats try to kill the rats ever since.
And they live not so happily ever after.