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Year of the Wet Dog !

by Tracy Barry

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Posted on February 2, 2006 at 3:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:34 PM

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Chinese or Lunar New Year celebrations are underway and we couldn't miss the chance to wish you good fortune and prosperity in the Year of the Dog!

Historically, the year of the dog is considered a time of improved cooperation. I googled predictions for this dog year and there were more variations than spots on a Dalmatian. Some predict a more peaceful year, others say it will start out calm then end with great conflicts. I hope the first is true for you and yours.

Laural and I thought this would be the perfect time to share our pooch pictures. They must have been off rescuing someone when Stephanie debuted the other newsroom dogs.

So here's Laural and her Golden Retriever.

Jackson turns 4 on February 9th. And from the stories I've heard they might want to get him his own bed. No, not a dog bed. Jackson has no idea he's a dog. Laural regularly finds him sleeping with one of the kids, stretched out with his head on the pillow. Jackson was named after Jackson, Wyoming where Laural got married and the kids were all baptized. So you can imagine their surprise when they found out he was actually born on Jackson Street in Milwaukie!


And that's Shaiming (Sunny) in my arms. A five-month-old Shih Tsu who has stolen our hearts. And our slippers. And the kid's toys. And the get the picture. In fact, here's a poem that Ali, my 7 year old, composed about Sunny.

Mr. Chewy

We have a dog his name is Sunny
But that is really very funny.
Because his name should really be
Mr. Chewy don't you see.

He bites my ears.
He chews my hair.
He tugs my sister's underwear!

He's lots of fun
But not always, because
He runs down all our hallways.

He jumps on us and our furniture too.
And when he bites we cry boo-hoo!

The only word we say is "no"!
But we really, really love him so.

The End

Happy New Year from all of us!

Tracy Barry