It is the Year of the Earth Ox and so, hard-working, calm, intelligent, patient, stable...Stable? What a fine attribute for 2009. Missmarketcrash could use an Ox around the house. She is married to a "dog" and has a "snake" and a "monkey" for children. All spot-on personality wise.
An Ox in the house would work if it were some kind of a machine rather than a person as we currently have no vacancies. Perhaps it would function like a kind of personal helper for our finances - an iTARP. Yes, yes yes. Like an iPod or iPhone, but certainly less entertaining(downright dull I imagine), the iTARP, or iOx, whatever you prefer - anyway, this gadget of sorts could toil away and work magic. I'll bet Harrods has one for sale somewhere in their delightful shop....and it quite possibly might even be 70% off!