When it comes to throwing a party there’s none quite like a Chinese New Years party. And, when it comes to welcoming the year of the dog, why not throw a party for, well, dogs?! Chinese new year is steeped in tradition and there is no reason why your best friend can’t get into it. So, here I was Sunday afternoon along with my dog in the middle of around 80 canine revelers. Many of the celebrants were adorned in traditional Chinese garb, including a cap. It was really something to see. Not unlike a lot of parties they even set up a couple of eight-foot tables festooned in the finest and fanciest doggy treats. All aimed at elevating the stars of the gathering and all consumed quickly, if not with great care. It was a wonderful way to celebrate for the dogs and especially their proud owners. Dogs are moral, loyal and smart so let’s look forward to the year ahead. The year of the dog! Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Ian Power