The Chinese calendar is based on the lunar year, so the date of New Year changes every year. It follows a 12-year pattern with each year named after an animal. The animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat (or Sheep), Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar (or Pig). People are supposed to show characteristics of the animal from the year they were born. Characteristics for the Dog include – Clever, friendly and honest; good at keeping secrets!
Did you know that some teachers take their dogs into school to encourage children to read? When children find it hard to read to a grown up and lack confidence, they find it easier to read to a friendly dog.
TTS Employees are celebrating their cute pooches by sharing photos. Meet the dogs and owners in our gallery below.
Hi, I’m Rufus, a Sealyham Terrier. I’m told that I’m rather irresistible and a bit of a magnet! I have to say I appreciate all the attention, but my real passion is crisps.
Hi I’m Richard, I’ve been at TTS 6 years, and enjoy my role as Maths Category Manager. Every day there’s a new challenge that keeps me engaged.
My name is Lola, I am a showgirl (well actually I’m a Frenchie). I love a good belly rub and chasing my big brother Bailey around. My partner in crime is Bailey, a really cool beagle. His favourite things are investigating smells outdoors, and spending time with me, but don’t tell him I said that!
Nice to meet you – I’m Bradlie, and I’ve only been at TTS a few weeks, but already it feels like home. I’m a Merchandising Manager, and make sure that all of our lovely products are easy to find and look amazing.
I am a god – that’s why they called me Zeus, well actually I’m a Fox Red Labrador. Heaven for me is eating, not just dog food, but food – any food. As I’m a god I like to play at being a mountain goat, and spend my time balancing on furniture.
Hiya, I’m Rebecca and I’m a Digital Designer. I love a bit of colour and ensure that TTS visuals are sparkly and attractive.
Greetings, I’m Tia, a loveable Black Labrador. My passion is tennis balls and swimming, I could have been an athlete. My partner in crime is a ginger cat, but that doesn’t stop me pursuing my other hobby, chasing cats.