It's the Year of Dog, nay, the Earth Dog!
From February 16th, 2018 to February 4th, 2019, it will be the Year of the Dog, an animal known for its traits of honesty, loyalty and courage. The 11th zodiac sign in the Chinese calendar, this year is also an Earth year, one of the five elements integrated into the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac cycle. It means that not only is it the Year of the Dog, but it's the Year of the Earth Dog. Chinese astrology expert Sharon Smith says that this year can be a tough one for people born in the year of the dog, however, such as Donald Trump.
Dogs, in their own year, can get a little bit full of themselves and not be discriminating when it comes to business or new love affairs. They're getting a lot of attention. They just don't pay attention, necessarily, to who's giving them that attention. So Dogs might have a blind spot this year.
Trump has already been honored by the Chinese in the form of a giant dog.
But Trump is not the only dog. Reassuringly, Confucius, Voltaire, and Marcel Proust were also born in a Year of the Dog.
So enough about Trump and more about dogs in literature, with a few great books listed below:
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