HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEMINI!
You're fast, alert and oh so vocal. Like an athletic dog breed (or two) you're a Go Dog, getting into fun whatever you do. What makes you a good dog: You're a driven and competitive doggie. Barking or voicing your needs is a typical Gemini canine trait. Hey, you're a heady sun sign and you've got a lot on your mind, oh highly intelligent one. Speak! To avoid canine boredom you can toy with humans and pets at the same time. No wonder you've been tagged The Heavenly Twins.
What makes you a bad dog: The catch is, your freedom-loving spirit makes you a prime candidate for being a canine escape artist or Homeward Bound pooch. A short leash is just not in your doggie vocabulary.
Grr-eat matches: Other stimulating air signs like you (Libra and Aquarius) can keep up with your fast dog pace and "grasshopper" dog mind.
Dog-loving celebrity: George H.W. Bush's birthday is on June 12.
If you need help figuring out your pet's sign, please see What's Your Dog's Sign?
GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)
Play It Safe. OK, you roaming Geminian canines, during this month you're certainly good to go. Translation: garden parties and outdoor activities are in the stars. But caution, around the New Moon on June 10, your unpredictable behavior may get you lost if you wander off in unfamiliar neighborhoods or unknown places. So play it safe and stay close to home. P.S. Don't leave home without your I.D. tags. Grr-eat days: 9, 10
CANCER (June 22 - July 23)
Roll Over. As summer rolls around, people-pleasing Moon Dogs may forget to pamper themselves. Rather than tune out your well-being from head-to-tail, roll over and play dead (for the fun of it all). While you're on a roll (so to speak), solicit sweet talk and ear scratches from your human pal--and you'll get 'em, which you crave more than any other sign of the Zodiac. Grr-eat days: 11, 12
LEO (July 24 - August 23)
Enjoy the Praise. Thanks to the New Moon on June 10, regal Lion dogs can expect pats on the head and "Good Dog!" affirmations. No doubt, you're going to get attention with a capital "A." It's a "cool" welcome to the warm summer months ahead. While you're soaking up the appreciation avoid excessive sun exposure during the hot noontime hours. Grr-eat days: 14, 15
VIRGO (August 24 - September 23)
Sit and Stay. The New Moon on June 10 may put a bite on your perfect dog world. It's not your fault nor can you make your imperfect humans behave. Sorry, persnickety Virgoan pooches. Just put your obedience skills to work and you'll do fine. Think temporary--and by summer on June 21 life will be begin go fall back in order (or almost) just the way you like it to be. Grr-eat days: 24, 26
LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)
Be Territorial. Unfortunately, your Libran scales may be tipped to one side this month due to snappy humans or pets. Read: Easy-going doggies will be challenged. Perhaps a dominant cat or dog will ruin your serene dog space. Worse, oh diplomatic doggies, you may have to be aggressive (you really don't like to behave this way) and stick up for your territory, whether it be your food dish or front yard. Grr-eat days: 18, 19
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)
Feel Frisky. This month, due to Mars and Jupiter (planets of energy and opportunity), you may feel your hunter instincts and the beginning of summer heat. That means a new doggie romance can be in your paws. Perhaps a run on the beach, or the visiting pooch on the block has stirred up your fun-loving emotions, Scorpy. Stop chasing that tail or whining at the door. Just get your human to take you out again and make your move. Grr-eat days: 20, 21
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)
Be On Guard. Fun-loving Sagittarians may have to perk their ears and ruffle their fur. In other words, play the role of watchdog. It's a dog-eat-dog world and we're talking about self-preservation, Sag. To cope with bothersome humans or pets forget growling and snapping. It's not your style. But it couldn't hurt to keep one eye open and take a dog nap in the pre-Summer's sunshine each day for a therapeutic boost. Grr-eat days: 22, 23
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)
Act Aggressive. Like your astrological chum Sag, you are going to have to defend your dog position this month. Be bold and show your canine teeth (don't use them, they're just for show) if you're pushed too far. By the Full Moon on June 24, you will likely still be alpha dog. Yes, we know how important dominance is to Cappie canines. Grr-eat days: 24, 25
AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)
Get Wild. You're going to have to forget your house-training this month and go back to your wolf roots for a spell. That means human or pet conflicts may wreak havoc on your otherwise Water Bearer even temperament. Enjoy the great outdoors for peace of mind and send the message (bark if you must) that you are not to be bothered while running crazy. Grr-eat days: 22, 23
PISCES (February 20 - March 20)
Play It Cool. Summertime is a four paws up for Fish dogs, sort of. Just stay clear of human troubles at home until the Full Moon on June 24. In fact, if you keep a low profile (sit by a window and look sad) your guardians will feel guilty and replenish you with whatever it is that makes you jump and bark for joy. Remember, stare into space, look like you just lost your best pet pal and that will do the trick. Grr-eat days: 29, 30
ARIES (March 21 - April 20)
Speak Up. During the New Moon on June 10, Ari canines must be pushy (not a problem for you). Bark as needed until you get exactly what it is that you want. Perhaps it is more daily exercise (such as running and jumping) since the outdoors is really your thing. If you do not succeed, bark, bark again and you will get your caretakers to sit down and listen, guaranteed. Grr-eat days: 4, 5
TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)
Go Bye Bye. Taurean canines must commune with the great outdoors this month. Bug your caretakers to open the windows and let the fresh summer air fill the house. Also, fetch your leash and sit by the door (scratch it as a last resort). You'll get your share of outdoor romps like active Ari dogs. Perhaps, a swim in the lake, river or ocean? Or hanging out at a dog park and roughhousing with other dogs is doable, too. Grr-eat days: 29, 30