The story of the 12 animals zodiac in ChinaWritten by Wong Yee Lee
The story of 12 animals zodiac in China
One day, Tian Di (The God Above) wanted to manage all animals on earth. He took out 12 chairs and told cat to tell 11 other animals to go to sky palace.
When cat told ox about it, rat overheard news. The rat was very angry and he ran as fast as he could to palace. As a result he got there before ox. Tian Di then let him sit on first chair. The ox took second seat. Then tiger, rabbit all came and settled on chairs. From then onwards, rat comes first in zodiac cycle. The cat was not in cycle because he went to tell other animals. Ever since, cat is not in zodiac cycle.
The truth is that cats are not originated from China but just imported from overseas. That is another reason why cats are not included in animals zodiac.
In fact, different countries consist of different animals. India has lions whilst Egypt has cats.
In Chinese animal zodiac, different animals have different characteristics.
Rat - Though it has nature of stealing. It is smart and has good Ox - It is hard-working and ask for little. Tiger - It is brave, strong, and is king of all animals. Rabbit - It is cute and loved by children. It runs very fast. Dragon - The only imaginary animal. Only kings can be referred to as dragon. After all these years, people have come up with this description of a dragon: deer horn, fish scales, snake body, chicken feet and phoenix tail. And all Chinese people are offspring of dragon.
How To Stop Your Dog From Digging Holes In Your GardenWritten by Adam G. Katz
First, I need to figure out when he is digging. Since I know dog and his lifestyle, I can rule out several factors such as boredom or puppyhood or gophers, etc... I noticed that every time he would start digging holes he was in yard playing with a friend's dog, unsupervised. So, I first need to MAKE SURE that it was ACTUALLY MY DOG that was perpetrator. A quick look at his feet would suggest that it was. Next, I needed to figure out if he would dig ANY TIME he was left alone in yard or if it was only when another dog was present. To figure this out, I simply left dog in yard alone with access to rose garden several times... and came back to find that he had not dug. So... it stands to reason that only time my dog is digging in yard is when there is another dog in yard. (Who knows why? There could be a million unexplained reasons that only dog knows. All I need in order to fix behavior is knowledge of dog and circumstances). Now, I know that to fix any behavior problem I need to make dog experience a NEGATIVE ASSOCIATION with actual ACT of doing that behavior. In this case, digging in garden. And he needs to experience that same negative association EVERY TIME HE DIGS! In this case, I must be 100% diligent to never leave Forbes unsupervised in yard when there is another dog in yard. Of course, if he was digging by himself, then I'd need to confine him to a kennel run where he cannot dig when I'm not supervising him. Or if there is another dog visiting then I will need to bring Forbes inside, put him in kennel run, or use presence of other dog as a "set up." The next step is to make sure that he associates that negative (correction) just as he starts to dig. There are two ways I can do this: The Lazy Man's Way and Old Fashioned Way. Both methods are based on same principle.