Ever wonder why the Cat is missing from the Chinese Zodiac?
According to Chinese mythology, the Jade Emperor invited the animal kingdom to participate in a race to determine the 12 animals that would make up the Chinese Zodiac. The Cat, having trained night and day without rest finally decided to sleep the night before the big race.
"Rat, will you wake me up tomorrow morning?" Cat asked the Rat. Rat agreed and Cat fell fast asleep.
The next morning, caught up in all the excitement of the day, Rat forgot to wake the Cat and went on to win the race. The Cat missed the race and was never included in the Chinese Zodiac. To this day, Cat holds a grudge against Rat. So now when you see a cat chase a rat, you know why!
It seems only right to give the cat some time to shine! This 500 piece Cat Zodiac puzzle features beautiful illustrations of 12 cats 'impurrsonating' each of the 12 Western Zodiac signs. Packaged in a matte-finish sturdy box, perfect for gifting, reuse, and storage.
500 piece puzzle
Finished Puzzle Dimensions: 20 x 20 inches
Box Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 1.5 inches