Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog: A Charlie Guest Post

Charlie celebrating The Year of The Dog 2/16/18 with a delicious bone

Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog:  A Charlie Guest Post.

Hi Friends!  It’s your buddy Charlie here to wish you Happy New Year!
Chinese New Year that is.  And OH What a YEAR it is!

It is the YEAR of the DOG!
What could be better?!

Chinese New Year officially started on Friday, February 16th, but Mom and I were off on Friday.

Luckily Chinese New Year is typically celebrated for about two weeks, so it is not too late to join in on the party.

And this is a very special Year of the Dog.
It is the Year of the Earth Dog.
And it is the first one since 1958*.

Earth energy is all about getting grounded, creating security, and finding your balance as you move forward*.

People born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are also known as Dogs.

And guess what?!

Dad was born in 1958, so he is a Dog too!  WOOOHOOO!
(Mom is a Tiger – Roar!)

Mom and I did some internet research, and guess what else?
This story just keeps getting better and better.

Dogs are most compatible with rabbits, TIGERs, and horses.
Dogs are often pessimistic and need a Tiger’s reassurance.
Tigers also need a Dog’s loyalty.

(Sounds like Mom and Dad are a match made in “Chinese New Year” heaven!)

So Happy New Year from our family – two Dogs and one Tiger – to yours!

Woofs & Wags,

Charlie is an adopted dog with brown eyes and a white-tipped tail who brings joy and laughter to his family and friends.  Charlie is a gifted writer, raving food critic, cat, chipmunk, and donut lover, and exceptionally photogenic model.  Some of his best friends are Mike the UPS Man, Cliff the Mailman, and ANYONE who delivers pizza to the house.   If you would like to read more guest posts by Charlie, simply type “Charlie” into the Search box at the top right hand corner of this link: thecreativelifeinbetween.com.   If you would enjoy a companion like Charlie, please consider pet adoption.

56 thoughts on “Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog: A Charlie Guest Post

  1. Very nice post Jodi. I an so glad that the Chinese had included the year of the dog as one of there lunar calendar symbols. Dogs are so special and bring so much joy and unconditional love to so many people and deserve to ne recognized. Gary

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  2. Well, I had to look up to see what my hubby and I are… Looks like I’m an Ox and he’s a Rat… hmm, a dog and a tiger sound much nicer…Lol! ☺️ Cheers to you, Charlie for it being Year of the Dog!! 👍💖

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    • Oh Ms Jenna! We hope it was happy tears! Do you have a pet Ms Jenna? A dog or cat or something else? You would be a wonderful adoptive pet mommy. I just have a feeling you really would be. Love, Charlie


      • Thank you Jodi, we had a Shih Tzu, Sherlock Bones, that we all adored and when we had to put him to sleep it was devastating. My husband and I decoded we couldn’t ever go thru that again, we were heartbroken for so long! I do love your Charlie posts, pets have so much personality and they do add so much to our lives.

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      • Oh – it is soooo hard to loose. When I lost Mikey I never dreamt we would get another dog. I cried and cried, and I still miss that sweet boy. But there are other wonderful dogs and cats that need homes and somehow they fill your heart again.


  3. Wow, Charlie! A whole year devoted to you and for you to enjoy! And you know what? I was born in 1958, so I’m a “dog” too (or at least as much of a dog as a two-legger can be.) I look forward to hearing more of your adventures in the upcoming year. Hope you enjoy it to the fullest!

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  4. I never miss reading any of your posts Charlie. I have a special connect with some of my blogger friends and you are definitely one of them.
    Happy new year and I am sure you will keep the celebrations going even after two weeks. 🙂
    Loads of love to you..


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