This week’s Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle topic is “Year of the Dog”. Every year the Chinese New Year starts on the new moon occurring between January 21 and February 20. This year, that will be today, February 16. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to a 12-year cycle. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Recent years of the Dog are: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, and 2006. According to the astrology, your year of birth – and the animal it represents – set many of your personality traits. People born in the Year of the Dog are described as independent, sincere, communicative and loyal.
In honor of the “Year of the Dog” here are some dogs I photographed at Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center (http://www8.miamidade.gov/sites/departments/animals/home.page). They are all available for adoption.
On a related note, I’d also like to mention that I am a member of HeARTs Speak. HeARTs Speak is a 501c3 international nonprofit organization that’s uniting art and advocacy to increase the visibility of shelter animals. They have come up with a very cool way to support their cause by selling “Year of the Dog” t-shirts. You can get yours until February 22nd here – www.bonfire.com/hearts-speak-year-of-the-dog/
Don’t miss out on the other great photographers in the blog circle. Next up is Lynda Mowat at Heartstrings Photography in Hamilton, New Zealand.