Year of the Dog

dog 1s

Every dog
has its day—top dog,
shaggy dog,
dirty dog–
everybody and their dog–
going to the dogs.

In dog years,
it’s a dog’s life.  Put
on the dog,
hot dog, hot
diggety dog.  Tail wagging
the dog.  Lucky dog.

Walk the dog
and call off the dogs.
Teach the old
dog new tricks.
(on the internet no one
knows you’re dogging it).

bliss s

I’m going with the prediction that this Brown Earth Dog year of 2018 will see a rise of social consciousness and environmental awareness, and the return of generosity and feelings of fellowship and community.

Our language is filled with phrases that include the word “dog”.  I had fun stringing some of them together with a multi-patterned dog mask as accompaniment.  And you can see my original post about Bliss, the dog pictured above, here.

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38 responses to “Year of the Dog”

  1. Sharon Mann says :

    These words are so happy and depict our wonderful dogs perfectly. Both images are awesome Kerfe.

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  2. foresterartist says :

    Bliss says this is a “dog gone” good post Kerfe! She also thinks all dog art should be about her. Such a princess!

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  3. Waltermarks says :

    It’s all gone to the dogs, love the puns and the painting

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  4. artistbybeauty says :

    Haha love this dear 😊😊 Such a fun post x x

    Liked by 1 person

  5. rivrvlogr says :

    Done with dogged determination!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Kerfe, I hope the prediction is right! A fun post and I love both dog images.

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  7. Carol says :

    I sure hope your prediction for the year is right. We need it to be!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Janice says :

    I like both of your dog images very much especially the eyes and your prediction…hot doggity dog !! 😉

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Janice. There was a bit of contradiction in the Chinese New Year predictions I read online, but let’s go with the optimistic one I say–we need a new start after spending the Year of the Rooster going to the dogs!

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  9. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Most enjoyable! Hey, if I had a tail I’d wag it!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Charlie O'Shields says :

    This was such a delight! hehe… Fantastic image and love all the dog expressions and hope along with you that your prediction comes true! 😍(Philippe is eagerly awaiting a set of two stamps from Vietnam because the dog depicted looks a bit like Phineas! hehe)

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  11. merrildsmith says :

    Awww–though my cats say it is not the year of the dog. 🙂
    We may see a bit of a Chinese New Year’s parade today.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Jill Kuhn says :

    Haha! 😃 This is so fun! 🐶 Fantastic collage and fun word play, Kerfe! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Doggedly Yours says :

    Woof…wonderful year.

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