Around the Hub: Our warmest Lunar New Year’s wishes


It’s probably my favorite animal in the Chinese zodiac. I think we can agree a dog is easier to relate to than say a pig or a rat or a dragon. That’s not to say that they don’t each have admirable qualities, but let’s face it, no other animal you can name is as close to us as our dogs.

What makes dogs our best friends?

Well, for one thing, they don’t judge us. Our dogs don’t care about our finances, the size of our cars where wee live or who we’re living with. A well-treated dog is loyal and loving.

As for those of us born in the year of the dog, it is believed that dogs “are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent.”

When it comes to personality, it is said that dogs “do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gains.

“Dogs are always ready to help others and do not care about their own interests,” according to the website “But, if they find themselves betrayed by cunning people they will feel shocked and hurt.”

Overall, 2018 will be a so-so year for dogs, at least according to the experts who know about such things. Dogs will do OK on real estate deals, and in their love lives. When it comes to health though, 2018 could be complicated.

There are some famous dogs.

George W. Bush for one. Also on the list are Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Stephen Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Clinton.

Oh yeah. President Donald Trump is a dog too. And, here’s an interesting tidbit from

“When thrown into doubt, Dogs think the world is evil and complicated. Then they criticize sharply when giving comments on something, and infer all things are according to their pessimistic point of view.”

Man! I feel like the astrologers have been reading @realdonaldtrump on Twitter!

Anyway, we here at The Hub wish you a happy lunar new year and hope that prosperity, love, and good health blesses you, those you love and (most especially) your dog.


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