The Year of the Dog: Death to vacuums, and lidless trashcans for all
Sarah Mouton Dowdy, a former associate content specialist for dvm360.com, is a freelance writer and editor in Kansas City, Missouri.
Every dog has its day, and now every dog is about to have its year, thanks to the Chinese zodiac. Heres what dogs must think the Year of the Dog entails.
If you've noticed an air of anticipation and pride in your canine patients lately, we may know why.
February 16 is Chinese New Year, which marks the beginning of-you guessed it-the Year of the Dog. And while this festival is traditionally a time to honor deities and ancestors, we can't help thinking dogs will view it a bit differently.
Using extensive anecdotal evidence, we've compiled a list of what dogs must think the Year of the Dog entails. For starters ...
Very ... slow ... squirrels (in large quantities)
Owner focusing humiliating costume energies on the cat
An end to fake ball throwing
Owner becoming stay-at-home dog parent
Lidless kitchen trashcans for all
An end to the evil vacuum's reign of terror
Nail trims, schmail trims (sooo last year)