The Year of the Dog is almost upon us as Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 16 this year, so what better time to celebrate our canine family members than now. Many of us love our dogs. Look at how Max and Cody love each other.

Dogs in Your Life and Home

We made this post for our doggie friends and their humans. There’s this segment in the book by John Grogan about his dog Marley where he talks about the precious companionship of a dog,

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

Palette of the Blissful Year of the Dog
Watch video to see the paint color names of those paws.

The famous American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz who made the comic strip Peanuts and creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, had this to say,

All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.”
― Charles M. Schulz

How to Canine-Proof Your Home

Not everyone in your family may be totally gaga about dogs. To keep the peace with your family members, make sure you keep your home clean, fur-free and good-smelling. Let the home diva Martha Stewart help you with that, click on the Clean-House Tips for Pet Owners.

For your wall paint, you can best use Healthy Home and Virtuoso paints since they are antibacterial and easy to clean.

Do send us photos of your beloved doggies in your homes to We promise to post them here.








Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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