Rat is the first in the twelve-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. According to legend and myth, the three blind mice have ventured into the dangerous world and are paying dearly for the mistakes with eyesight lost and tails cut off mercilessly.
Eventually these three mice regained their eyesight as well as the tails renewed under the auspices of a motherly woman, who is wonderfully warm and maternal.
In this perspective, the three blind mice have triumphed over the tribulations and embarked upon a new course of excitement with new insights of family values.
The beloved Mickey Mouse and Minnie have entered children’s marvellous world of cartoon characters. Whereas in Tom and Jerry, the intelligent mouse has cleverly escaped each and every endeavour of the cat’s bad intention to devour him.
Besides, Remy the rat is an expert in cooking the French cuisine, Ratatouille, which he has skilfully added other ingredients to complement the soup to a mouth-watering masterpiece.
Oh, yes, our heroic largest working rodent, the Gambian giant pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus) is trained to take up the praiseworthy task to associate the scent of explosives by grooming and scratching at the earth in order to identify the presence of explosives.
In anthropomorphic sense and the like, rat is talented, sophisticated and has gained in popularity in social interaction; it has artistically carry for itself a symbol of love and pride in a graceful and humorous way.
Ultimately and more importantly, the three blind mice may reform their bleak future in preserving family values that entail three generations for a household of grandparents-mice, parents-mice and lively tiny mice, a resultant eye-opener.