Our daughter-in-law, Sharil, celebrated her birthday today. She and granddaughter Abby celebrated another holiday today, albeit a little late: Chinese New Year, which began on January 28 this year and is designated the Year of the Rooster. Abby decided that since last year was the Year of the Monkey, she should have a monkey and I should have a Rooster. So they went to the Build A Bear Workshop and built a monkey for Abby and a rooster for me. She delivered him this afternoon- and a lovely rooster he is, too. He even brought his birth certificate with him, showing that his name is Sam. He crows just like the old Sam, although I'm not sure how Sam the First would have liked having a competitor, especially one more colorful than he was! As you can see, Sam II is quite a handsome fellow, although he lacks the long spurs that Sam I sported, so he would be wise not to antagonize any real roosters since he's at a definite disadvantage in the self-defense department.