Feature Story - Entertaining
and Informative Animal Stories
(Pet guinea pig beside pencils in a cup)
When I went out for a walk one morning I looked around, and
at a distance I saw what I thought was the stray cat I'd seen before when it
peeked out from behind a bush by my front door. This time it was down the street sitting on the sidewalk, and someone said
softly: “Be careful, there's a dog out
I wondered what they were talking about, until the animal
that looked like a small cat because it was far away came toward me and I saw
it was a dog. Ordinarily I like dogs, and think most small dogs are cute,
unlike large stray ones. I realized it
was that dog the person said was out there and meant I should beware of.
I went back in my house, reported the stray cat and dog to
animal control as someone advised me to. Then I went out for my walk after the dog left. My family has had pets
through the years, including cats, dogs, and guinea pigs that were fun to have
around and to be responsible for.
It might be fascinating for readers to know something about
some of my family pets and the corresponding zodiac meaning of the same or
similar animals in the Chinese new year.
Interestingly enough, the dates of Chinese new years fall in the exact
same order as when my family had our pets.
One of the first pets our family had was a dog we found
outdoors, and 2018 was the Chinese year of the dog. Chinese Zodiac Dog Traits,
Personality & Characteristics: In
the Chinese symbols it is The Dog which represents courage, loyalty and
unusually high moral character. So it is no surprise the Chinese Zodiac Dog is
always on the lookout for ways to be of service to friends and family. (1)