The other day I saw that Blogger said that in the Chinese zodiac, I'm a Dog - I was born in 1971, but before the Chinese New Year, so by their calendar I was born in 1970. Since I had Chinese food today (and saw the zodiac on the placemat, thus putting it at the forefront of my mind), I decided to get more info on my canine traits.
Some of the traits listed I agree with (good and bad): honest, faithful and sincere; respect tradition and value honor, and enjoy helping people; not good at socializing with friends, and rarely shines in company, but he is intelligent, caring and a good listener; born old and get younger as they age; makes a splendid captain of industry, a priest, an educator, a critic, or a doctor (I've been all these except a doctor); usually very generous and loyal, and in love, he is honest and straightforward; a worrier;an introvert who rarely shows his feelings; when he does it's only because he thinks it is absolutely necessary. In love, the most salient characteristic of Dogs is their loyalty.
Some traits listed I disagree with (bad and good): very righteous, and always is the first to speak out against injustice; when panic strikes, he can turn nasty, and bark till he is tired; takes everything very serious; will have romantic problems all his life - it's his own fault, really: he leads himself by his emotional in stability and his eternal anxiety (this was once true, but not now); tend to be both magnanimous and prosperous, yet they can also be dogged, guarded, and defensive; never really relaxes; frequently cynical, feared for his sharp tongue and his acid and disagreeable remarks; gives the impression of looking systematically for faults in everything he touches - this is because he is the world's biggest pessimist and expects nothing out of life.
Famous dogs include Winston Churchill, Al Jolson, George Gershwin, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.