It’s Chinese New Year, and this year is the Year of the Dog.
— BBC (@BBC) February 16, 2018
What does that mean exactly? Well, this is a quote from ChineseNewYear2018.com:
“The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.
The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) xū (戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.
In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).”
For me, it means DOG PICTURES! I’m sharing pictures of my dogs, and I want to see yours too! By the way, all of my dogs have been rescue dogs! I encourage you to rescue if you are looking for a dog.