Gung hey! Gung hey! – as we greet each other on the first day of the Chinese New Year!
It’s the Year of the Dog!The Dog (狗) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. So for those hoomans born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 they are of the zodiac sign of Dogs.
But there are many types of Dogs (really, not just cockapoos!)and 2018 will be the first Year of the Earth Dog since 1958. Anyone born in an Earth Dog year will be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace.
Neither I, nor George were born in the year of dogs! I was born in the year of the Rabbit – the rabbit is a tame creature representing hope for a long time. Does that sound like me, Mummy?
We don’t really know when George was born – he could either be a horse (2014) or a snake (2013)! Those born in a Horse year are believed to be lucky – well, I guess you can say George was lucky to have been caught and rescued.
What about him being born the year one the snake? It is said that those “born in a year of the Snake are supposed to be the most intuitive, they act according to their own judgments, even while remaining the most private and reticent.
Snakes represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. (not George! He is highly opinionated.) Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers. (Not!!!! George is reactive!)
Snake people prefer to work alone, therefore they are easily stressed. (Aha! That could explain his sick!) If they seem unusually stressed, it is best to allow them their own space and time to return to normal. (OK, maybe we should just give him time?)
Well, after reading all that, we are none the wiser. When we first met George in September 2014, the “professionals” estimated he was 18 months which meant he would had been born in 2013. But soon after he grew longer and he filled up – maybe that was down to nutrition. When found, his hair was also very long and matted – and must have taken awhile to get that way. I guess maybe the Chinese astrology doesn’t work for dogs! LOL!
May’s comment: Wishing all our readers – a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
This is a good, funny read about the Chinese New Year – What the Year of the Dog actually means for Chinese New Year.