Because it's year of the gold pig, or fire pig, I bought myself a little three legged gold piggy with (fake) ruby eyes. He's called Chanchitos and the tradition/legend is from Chile. (Although he had a made in china sticker on his belly).
Last year I was given a plastic dalmation dog. It was the year of the fire dog and dalmatians are fire dogs! (Also I had a dalmatian when I was growing up).
If I keep this going, next chinese new year I have to get an Earth Rat.