A lovely pair of Chinese Oxblood Foo Dogs, circa 1890.

Dogs are an important motif in Chinese folklore. They symbolise honesty and loyalty. People who are born in the Year of the Dog are said to possess the best traits of human nature. Among them are honesty, friendliness, intelligence, faithfulness, loyalty, integrity, straightforwardness, vulnerability and they also have a strong sense of responsibility.

The Chinese Lunar New Year festival is centuries old and is an important festival within the Chinese community worldwide. The festival honours ancestors as well as their deities and is associated with good luck, good fortune, wealth, happiness, and longevity.

The McLeod family has had a long life association with the Chinese community and would like to extend sincere greetings for this Chinese Lunar New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!