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Playing card games safely during the corona virus COVID 19 pandemic

Family card games to play during the corona virus COVID-19 pandemic

With the corona virus, known as COVID-19, ravaging the world, the biggest thing now is how to not get infected so one can stay alive. It’s bigger than driving your dream sports car, getting pampered at your favorite spa or going on a cruise to Majorca. Talking about cruises, no one wants to touch any of those right now.

You are homebound and sweating it, complaining that your rapturous free spirit feels like a prisoner in chains. Get over it. You are better alive and bored than dead and excited. Actually, no one can be excited when dead. That’s because dying means lying comatose, with the inability to go shopping or dine out. But if alive, you can play tomorrow when a better day comes. But dead people don’t golf. They just can’t.

So while home, make the best use of it. Reconnect your spirit to such humdrum stuff as watching late night news. Listing to government stats about the corona virus surge and do the best you can not to add to it. Hearing the word “epicenter” should be sobering enough to put you on your toes and calm all that raging itch to go out and connect, which risks keeping the virus raging.

At Animatopica, we make games, like our game Dogs of the Galaxies, and want people to play them. We want you to play them with your families, at parties, events, when hanging out with friends or downing beers at the bar. We want you to play as many times as you can.

ut these times are different. We want you to stay home and play with your family and not entertain the idea of seeking out your usual hang-out buddies, the ones you sip wine with, quaff down kegs of beer with and play RPG or card games late into the night.

For sure, playing card games with friends is fun – we get it – and we love that you want to play. That validates what game developers like Animatopica do and tells them they are creating stuff you and your buddies like. But don’t go seeking out Joe, Jim, Mary and Martha, the usual gang you hibernate with; not in these weird times. The reasons are glaring. You don’t know where they’d been or what they have. You don’t want to bring more than your card game home – you don’t want to bring home dry cough.

This means that you better learn to make excellent card game company of your boring family. We love family alright, but we also understand boring in certain respects. You can curse and swear with your friends, and poke at each other with often wicked ribbing. It’s all part of the often border-line crude, but forgivable fun, especially when card game playing is mixed with a free-flow of inebriating liquid.

But family is a different ball game, especially with kids around. Here, your foul mouth is sanitized with the purest of soaps and water and language is watched keenly like a hawk. Therein lies the boring. Plus, you dare not whip out risqué cards near impressionable kids whose role-model you should be in the first place. What kind of devil would you be?

That’s why they created the term family games. Those are the type of games that are good for momma, poppa, young Jack and Amy – clean, circumspect, even priestly. Actually, priestly may be taking it too far, but you get the picture. Bottom line is that there’s no coarse language.

Buying card games to play for adults, teens or with kids? Don’t restrict yourself to Gin Rummy card game or Uno (although those are fine games of course). There are a lot of fine family games that are enjoyable by both adults, teens and kids. If you love card games, and have a family, you may want to explore different family-friendly card games without a not safe for work (NSFW) tag and keep some of those at home. Not to say that family games are made specifically for occasions like the corona virus, but they won’t hurt at time like these.

If your family members don’t know how to play, teach them, just don’t curse while at it, as you would do with friends. Once they get it, a whole new kingdom of quick escape avails itself when things get boring. And playing with your kids doesn’t mean you can’t still have a beer. Just don’t have at it like when with friends.
Now I can hear you, “who are you to tell me how much to drink in my own house?”

Hey! Not trying to be the drink police here, but what needs to be said needs to be said. It’s always advisable for adults to keep alcohol consumption clean and respectable when the company of kids. You shouldn’t risk losing that clear thinking that leads to incoherence. Besides, what kind of role model would you be?
And should your family not want to play cards during the pandemic, then tough luck. Leave them the heck alone.

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Why You’ll Love Dogs of the Galaxies

Make funny, hilarious faces in the Dogs of the Galaxies card game

Everyone’s face is different

Part of playing Dogs of the Galaxies card game is that when players describe a dog, for example, when they say what they think a dog just got doing, or what trick it has up its sleeves, or what the dog likes to do,  they must also make a face to imitate the facial expression of the dog they just described (except if your group chooses to change the rules to exclude making faces) .

Now, since everyone looks different, except identical twins, people will make all kinds of different faces, even when describing the same dog. Even identical twins cannot be guaranteed to make the same exact face when describing the same dog.

Get ready then to entertain and be entertained as you and your friends contort your faces to come up with all kinds of facial expressions, from the absolutely weird to the stupendously comical.

Face-making makes the game fun and multidimensional because when you caption or meme or name the dogs, you may inadvertently be captioning or memeing or naming faces made by your friends, which adds to the overall Fun!

Even with identical twins, there’s still a mighty chance that they will make faces in different ways, and look a bit different, when describing the dogs.

Everyone’s sound is different

Some cards in Dogs of the Galaxies require that, in addition to captioning, memeing or naming the dogs, you also come up with the sounds the dogs make. Nothing could be more entertaining that watching and listening to your friends hooting like owls, mooing like cows or braying like donkeys in a bid to win points for the round.

The game play is multidimensional

Regardless of how many times the Dogs of the Galaxies card game is played and who you play with, everyone has a different way of describing these out-of-this-world-look dogs; for example, what they think the dogs just did or what tricks they have up their sleeves.
Since there are a gazillion ways people can describe the dogs, based on what they feel or think, players will come up with different and interesting weird captions, memes or names for the dogs based on the different descriptions. This keeps Dogs of the Galaxies multidimensional, interesting and fun.

95 unique dog illustration cards + 5 imaginary dog cards

You will enjoy the art work that comes with Dogs of the Galaxies. There are 100 card, with 95 dog illustrations, all of them unique. We went to great pain to make sure this comes out to be collector-card quality and we are extremely proud of the work done by our committed artists. We also included 5 imaginary cards because we know how people love to be creative. This way, they can make up and describe outer-space dogs all their own.

Can be played by both adults and kids

Dogs of the Galaxies is a family friendly card game for both kids and adults. Anyone 7 and up can enjoy this game. It’s a card game for family game nights, parties and other social events.

You don’t have to worry about language, hide in the basement to avoid the kids or quickly shut up or shut down when the “wrong” people suddenly show up.

You don’t have to rinse your foul mouth with soap and water when Grandma Becky saunters in unannounced.

Challenges players to be both creative and original

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Everyone playing Dogs of the Galaxies has to come up something creative all on their own. When it’s your turn to be the Breed Master describing a dog, you get to be creative when saying what you think a dog just finished doing, or what you believe it has up its sleeves. Since you are allowed to embellish stuff, you can basically make up stories using your imagination. The description you create is the raw material used by other players to caption, meme or name the dog in the weirdest way they deem fit.

And you are also being super-creative when competing to outdo other players and win points by coming up with the weirdest names, captions or memes for dogs described.

So everyone gets to be creative, original and fun.

Eliminates luck

Want to count on luck to win a Dogs of the Galaxies game? Don’t even try? This is because every point you win on your road to winning the game is hard worn. When competing to win points, you have no choice but work on outdoing other players by putting your best name, or meme or caption forward so as to impress the breed master who is the judge of that round and win the point of the round for yourself.

This takes away reliance on luck. Every point you get is truly earned and not stolen by chance.

Liven up parties and events

Got a party or event going on and a bunch of curmudgeons hanging on in their little silos trying to act cool and unfriendly? Don’t let killjoys poop on your party. Dogs of the Galaxies is the perfect medicine that will heal such wounds. Throw in a dose of a Dogs of the Galaxies game and draw out party poopers from the corners. Soon, everyone is laughing and taking part in contributing to the common good, which is to inject oxygen into your gathering.

Be it a baby shower, a party with friends, a corporate event, or any other type of gathering, we guarantee that Dogs of the Galaxies will liven up things and have everyone cracking up.

And talk about hilarious

Wouldn’t it be fun to someone make a crazy face or moo like a cow in order to win a point? Your group will have a hilarious time as players come up with the zaniest of names or captions or make faces that make them look like a gnome or goblin, which they think looks like a dog they just described. Feel free to caption their faces because they may not spare when it’s their turn to caption yours.

An educational quality lurking underneath

Besides having fun playing it, Dogs of the Galaxies has an educational value attached. This was found out during testing. Dogs of the Galaxies also works as a tool for helping people learn how to be creative and communicate ideas. This could actually work well in classroom educational settings during which students can come up with creative stories about each dog, similar to the stories we have about the dogs.

With 95 unique dog illustrations and 5 imaginary dog cards, there’s more than enough raw material to use in fostering imagination and creativity.

We highly encourage schools to give this a try. We believe they will find it exponentially beneficial to students in English, literary or creativity classes.

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The Circus Dog That Is the Ring Master of the Galaxies

Dogs of the Galaxies card game

You would expect that Circus Dog is an acrobat, or maybe a clown, or a tightrope walker. Nothing could be further from the truth. Circus Dog is quite the show master; that has to be said. He knows how to please a crowd and entertain them all night long. And depending on Saturn, those nights can be really long.

Circus Dog was born in a family of entertainers. His dad specialized in moon bouncing, while mom would swing trapeziums between planets. Circus Dog has a sister who bikes the Milky Way on a unicycle and two asteroid-juggling brothers. Circus Dog is the baby of the family. For him there was only one path in life: he had to join the circus just like the rest of his family. Circus Dog is not a fan of anything that requires him to be limber, silly or super strong. If it was up to him, he would not be anywhere close to the ring.

Somehow he had to find his way. If he was destined to be a performer, he had to figure out what he liked and where his talent was. After all, there was no way to escape the family trade. So Circus Dog decided to go along.

He practiced with the acro dogs and almost missed the next planet. He bounced moons until he fell on his nose for the dozenth time and since this was all very funny, he tried it again in a clown’s suit.

But Circus Dog was miserable. He announced to his family that he wasn’t in a thousand years stepping foot in a circus again, “Because, ladies and gentlemen, life is too short to waste it.” Circus dog made his announcement with so much panache, finishing off with a flamboyant bow, that his whole family fell silent. He could tell that their silence meant sadness – sadness that he was exiting the ring. That could only mean one thing: they loved his performance. They were sad to see him go. Suddenly, Circus Dog realized what it was that he was meant to do. He could still be part of the Circus, without really playing a part.

Since that memorable day, Circus Dog has been Circus Master. The crowds love him. He feels at home with the circus performers but is happy not to be one of them. While the others practice and fine-tune their acts, Circus Dog gets to sit around and do absolutely nothing. His job as a circus master comes so naturally to him that he can lean back and relax all day long. All he really needs to do is keep his vocal cords in shape. Cocktail anyone?

Is Circus Dog going to jump though a ring on fire or balance a tightrope any time soon? Not a chance.

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The Unpleasant Orc Dog That Is Mean to the Nth Degree

Dogs of the Galaxies card game

Nobody wants to be friends with Orc Dog. This dog is vicious and mean to every creature in the galaxies. Living life with absolutely no friends does not seem to bother him one bit. Orc Dog is grumpy, unpleasant and he emits the nastiest of odors. When other space animals see him coming around a corner, they run off to avoid his nasty personality and the horrific smell of rotting teeth.

Time and again, a young dog, not yet impressed by Orc Dog’s infamous behavior, has reached out to make acquaintance with the cruel spirited dog. One would expect that Orc Dog would graciously accept the hand shake and go about his way. This is not the case with him. He simply shows his teeth and growls. Who does the young dog think he is? What nerve to breath the same air as he, the fearsome Orc Dog? The young dogs typically learn their lesson and get out of Orc Dog’s way.

But then there is this little chihuapwap. This tiny, guinea pig-like space dog, has decided that he is destined to be Orc Dog’s companion. Nobody knows why he is so set on it, and no one gets what makes this chihuapwap so incredibly brave. After all, more than once has Orc Dog snapped at him, in a fruitless attempt to change the chihuapwap’s mind and chase him away once and for all.

It was only last week that another one of those episodes took place on an out of orbit star. Orc Dog got so pissed off, that he grabbed the chihuapwap by the tail and flung it into space. He did not realize, though, that the tiny dog launched into orbit around a nearby moon, and landed right back on Orc Dog’s back. The dogs around him stared in disbelief. What was the chihuapwap doing there? Did Orc Dog finally make a friend? Was the chihuapwap just as mean as Orc Dog? What was going on?

The chihuapwap was not mean at all, but he certainly could use some help. Help from a strong and maybe even vicious partner. In order not to get run over by other Galaxy Dogs, the chihuapwap figured out that he could hang out with the monster of the Galaxies, Orc Dog, and in return help Orc Dog clean his teeth. But the problem was that Orc Dog didn’t feel that he needed anyone – no friends or buddies.

But Orc Dog didn’t mind clean teeth. The only downside to having one was this: he worried that others may become less afraid of him if he showed sharp teeth that was clean. That would mean he had begun caring; he was getting softer.

Don’t get this wrong – Orc Dog is all but friendly with the creature riding on his back. In reality, he tolerates him for a reason. The little chihuapwap could come in handy if Orc Dog ever decides he wants clean teeth.

And the chihuapwap? He is finally able to finish a meal before it gets stolen from right under his nose; and these days, he can actually take a quiet, uninterrupted nap. As for Orc Dog’s teeth, all the chihuapwap needs to do is order some other dog in the milky way to brush and floss Orc Dog’s teeth. After all, who would dare to say no to the monster duo?

Chihuawap smiles quietly to himself at the idea of other dogs becoming even a little afraid of him solely on account of their seeing him ride on Orc Dog’s back. He likes the thought.

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The Chivalrous Armored Dog That Rescues Damsels in Distress

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Armored Dog is our famous knight in shining armor, and he knows it. Prancing around the galaxies, all eyes are on him as he searches for any damsels in distress. Said lady dogs bat their eye lashes and when he glances in their direction, their soft cheeks turn red. Armored Dog is charming and a real gentleman. He cares about his grooming, looking smart and smooth as he does his rounds.

When he needs to come into action, he couldn’t care less about his looks or his status. When there is the need for him to show what he is worth, he sheds his bells and whistles, sharpens his nails and bares his teeth. Never has he lost a fight, nor will he ever let that happen in the future. Armored Dog takes his destiny extremely seriously and keeps the galaxies safe.

However, we are going to let you in on a little secret. The galaxies are actually already extremely safe. Many females are larger, stronger and more apt to defend themselves and their brood than most male space dogs. They know that when it comes to staying safe, they cannot lean on one Armored Dog to prevent harm and harassment. Female space dogs need to be able to fend for themselves.

They keep Armored Dog unaware of this though. They like him, adore his manners and would never hurt his feelings. So they play along when they feel it’s time to stroke his ego, and take turns in who needs to be rescued from a mean out-of-galaxy villain. Never would they have expected that one day the ladies would truly need Armored Dog’s help.

It was a lazy Sunday afternoon, when puppies were playing and nobody was particularly interested in the intergalactic cosmic ray streamlining project that had been dragging on for weeks. Some dogs were having ice cream, others were playing ball or taking a nap. No dog noticed the infiltration of a space shuttle with three astronauts from Earth, who had noticed the discrepancy in ray strength. When they got closer to check things out and got sight of the Dogs of the Galaxies, the astronauts thought it was a great idea to bring a space dog back to planet Earth. Little did they know about the population of space dogs and the consequences of kidnapping one. Everything was so peaceful, one dog would surely not be missed. They had obviously never met Armored Dog.

Armored Dog could sense right through the ice cream he was enjoying along with the other dogs that something was off. He dumped his treat and his ears pricked up. Before anyone else in the galaxy understood what was going on, Armored Dog was on the next microwave following the space ship. He saved the captured dog and got her back to their galaxy.

Without even being aware of it, he had proven that there is only one Armored Dog and that you would not want to be without him.

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The Cyborg Dog Made of Mechanical Body Parts and Gizmo

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Cyborg Dog is nothing short of amazing. This techno dog has so much sophisticated machinery in and on his body that he often gets mistaken for a robot. But a robot he certainly is not. Usually it’s the little pups who exclaim out loud “Hey it’s a robot” when they see Cyborg Dog. Then he shrugs his bionic shoulders and smiles at the puppies. He is not that forgiving though when it comes to supposedly mature dogs pointing at him, calling him names. You would expect that by now everyone in the galaxies knows Cyborg Dog. Apparently though, he does not like drawing attention and is pretty quiet.

When last year another ignorant, very hairy hound yelled ROBOT so loudly that everyone could hear her, Cyborg Dog decided to stop this rude behavior once and for all. Cyborg Dog lengthened his legs, towering high above the onlookers. He turned up the volume of his speakers, and took a deep breath (this ordeal took some confidence, you know, and that doesn’t come naturally to this cyberpunk dog).

As soon as he said one word, the entire galaxy started vibrating. Everyone looked up and noticed Cyborg Dog, even from far away. With a steady voice, Cyborg Dog made it clear that he did not appreciate his robot nickname. He was not designed to digest intellectual input from another creature. He was created to stretch the capacity of the dogs of the galaxies by using new technology and modern materials. But he himself is in charge of what he does and when he does it. Let that be clear. He continued announcing: “Those creatures who continue taunting me will sorely regret it. I am done. I will not tolerate being called names anymore.”

The message was clear and ever since that important announcement, the other dogs treat Cyborg Dog with respect. They have even tried to get to know him more, to better understand what Cyborg Dog is and what he can do.

The space animals don’t get a lot of feedback from him though. Cyborg Dog is happy that things are finally peaceful and quiet around him. At this point he smiles when a new litter comes around and he hears mom explain what Cyborg Dog is. It looks like while name calling is no problem anymore, he should spend some time with his fellow dogs explaining what he is and can do. The weirdest, most extreme stories still go around about him – all positive of course, but definitely a little exaggerated.

Cyborg Dog can for example not suddenly grow wings and rescue someone from another planet. Neither can he make himself invisible. But he can run incredibly fast with his adjustable legs, which are made to withstand even the heat of burning flames. But you know how it goes. Even the dogs of the galaxies love to gossip, so who knows how long these spectacular stories will keep going around.

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Chicken Dog – the Dog With an Identity Crisis Who Had an Immersion Session

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Chicken Dog has been dealing with an identity crisis lately. Born in a litter of moon dogs, she has been surrounded by barking creatures her entire life. Playing and napping, some of the main ways pups get through the day, was easy for the dog and she had no problem getting along with her fellow pups. But one day, everything changed. The pups were barking away, waiting for breakfast. Suddenly, a loud clucking sounded out above the barking dogs. What was going on? Did a chicken escape from her coop?

The dogs looked around but they saw nothing unfamiliar. Until one of the pups opened her mouth and another loud clucking emanated through the universe. Everyone looked at the pup that made the sound, unsure how to interpret what they had just heard.

Suddenly, the group busted into laughter – some huge, belly shaking, bubbling giggles. Finger pointing and howling, the dogs could not stop laughing. They had spent their entire short life together and never noticed that one of them was a chicken. Her head looked just like theirs, but that was pretty much it. This is how Chicken Dog got her name.

Chicken Dog could not handle the snorting behind her back. The constant jokes about eggs were getting old. She decided that it was enough. Maybe she was a chicken indeed, so she headed to the chicken coop. Chicken Dog clucked her way in, and tried to balance on the roost. This was an odd feeling. From the corner of the coop, the other chickens peeked at the dog. What was this creature doing here? Yes, she sounded like them, she kind of looked like them but something was weird. Protectively they sat firmly on top of their chicks.

Before long, the chickens started engaging with Chicken Dog, who was precariously balancing on the roost. The chickens nicknamed her Acro Chick, because somehow she managed to do the most interesting flips and flops and still end up on top of the roost. Chicken Dog and the chickens got along fine and became friends. Chicken Dog finally felt appreciated for who she was.

But one problem was spoiling her happiness. This meat eating hen was used to eating moon stones and little space creatures. Now she was served a diet of grains and moon dust. This quickly became a problem, as she had never been a vegetarian, nor did Chicken Dog have teeth for eating grains. The chicken diet was not compatible with her dog teeth and digestive system. Chicken Dog tried adding enzymes collected from Saturn, and special bacteria from Mars but to no avail. She had to make the tough call to leave the coop and get back to dog life.

Now that she is back with the pups, she is feeling healthy again, gobbling her diet of meat and moon stones. But her friends are in the coop, and this is where she truly belongs.

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Humanoid Dog – the Self-Appointed Keeper of the Peace in the Galaxies

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Our Humanoid Dog makes sure to keep order in the chaos of the Galaxies. He is the boss, and will make sure that’s loud and clear. No misunderstanding when it comes to who is in charge in, and beyond, the Milky Way. This muscular pumped up giant has everything when it comes to preponderance and authority. He’s got the voice, he’s got the muscles, but he is especially good at mediation and negotiation.

Humanoid Dog spent some time on different planets. Disguised as just another dog, he learned the trade of interplanetary organization. He specialized in dog management, which turns out to be critical in keeping the planets from heading down black holes. Keep the population in check and there’s a bright future on the horizon.

It wasn’t always crystal clear who was in charge in the Galaxies. For many years, dogs did whatever they wanted to do and whenever they felt like it. They were only interested in themselves, often with disastrous consequences for the environment. Packs of dogs of the galaxies clearly needed a leader. When it became clear that the most densely inhabited planet in the solar system was going to be destroyed, Humanoid Dog stepped up and announced that he could not let irresponsible packs of dogs damage space to a point of no return. The story goes that he often chased packs of marauding dogs into an asteroid belt. Only when they agreed to his superiority did Humanoid Dog let them out.

At first he was not appreciated for taking on this role as a leader. Many space dogs were offended, even though they clearly needed help. Humanoid Dog set boundaries, stepped in when there were conflicts and prioritized the health of the universe. Soon, semblance of discipline returned as dogs began to see the sense in his volunteer work.

This is how it has been for as long as everyone can remember. He won’t take no for an answer. He does not have to repeat himself when he asks with a stern voice “who is the boss?” Society goes right back to the peaceful solar system he wants it to be.

If you need Humanoid Dog, you can find him in the gym. Sporting his fancy Speedo, he makes sure to always be in tip top shape. Healthy body, mind and planets are his main philosophy. If you need him to keep order, even when he’s busy lifting weights, just shout and he will be right there, asking any brouhaha originators to “keep it down please”. But when he’s lifting weights, you’d better have a good reason to require his attention, as he takes his physical conditioning seriously.

Apart from chaos generated by Galaxy dogs, Humanoid Dog also gladly interferes when a bunch of space squirrels are squabbling, or when space mice pilfer from puppies, but, luckily, such extra-canine interventions haven’t kept him from his larger mission, although it nearly came to that once.

Last year he almost missed a threatening space cadet invasion when two Gas Cloud birds were quarreling over a nest. Luckily he got on top of the danger just in time, but ever since that event, Humanoid Dog does not play around anymore. He requests respect and immediate response when he’s involved. The dog is well respected in his community, and so far he had been able to keep everything in space in good shape.

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Unicorn Dog – Organizer of Intergalactic Kite Flying Parties

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Not every dog in outer space is fast, scary or particularly strong. Some are downright cuddly. Unicorn Dog is one of them. With his fluffy fur and jolly belly, he tends to be everybody’s friend. That is at least how it was supposed to be. Unicorn Dog used to be the dog who made everybody feel better, the one to help his friends see roses and rainbows. He is supposed to be the dog handing out rose-colored glasses and party hats. Things are different now.

What happened?

It started last year, when Unicorn dog was organizing his annual kite flying party. This event brings the whole community together, and even the grumpiest bullies get tamed by the party of kites and butterflies. The point of the feast is to create and fly kites that attract the little colorful insects. Space butterflies are quite large, and they reflect the light of the nearest sun, creating a sky full of little radiant lights. To say it is a happy day would not give it the credit it deserves. After all, it gets many dogs out of their astrological winter dip.

But this year Unicorn Dog was not having it. He was tired, he felt stiff and turned into the grump of the cosmos. What was going on? When he didn’t show up to the weekly ice cream social, something the Unicorn Dog himself had initiated lightyears ago, word went around that something was terribly wrong. The dogs of the galaxies decided on an intervention. This is not how they knew their friend. Unicorn Dog needed help.

Three days later they assembled right by the space station, and just when the last dog walked onto the roof, Unicorn Dog arrived. He was flabbergasted to see his buddies all together. They were waiting for him so they could cheer him up, show him the pretty rainbow overhead and hand him some rose-colored glasses.

Unicorn dog shed thick, bitter tears.

“I have been so tired lately, I feel like I am getting old and fragile”, Unicorn Dog said to his friends.

Unicorn Dog told his buddies how he still cared so much about each and every one of them, but that he just could not do it anymore. He could not be the one pulling the happiness cart. A big sigh vibrated through the dogs of the galaxies. There was something they could do. It was time for the dogs to help their friend and they let him know it.

After that day, many dogs began to help out a lot whenever Unicorn Dog organizes events, although Unicorn Dog is still the one that does the most.

Unicorn Dog is still the one who hands out the rose-colored glasses. He is still the one who checks in with everyone to make sure everything is all right. But he doesn’t do it all on his own anymore.

The dogs of the galaxies have stepped up and help with a lot of the hard work that Unicorn Dog used to do all on his own. They jump through the clouds to connect with butterflies; they manage the weekly socials and bring out the kites. They ask Unicorn Dog if there’s more they can do to help and seeing their genuine willingness to help touches Unicorn Dog’s heart so.

Needless to say that Unicorn Dog has left his grumpy self behind and is a happy, cuddly dog once again.

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The Arcane Dog with Magic Power – the Dog That Can Make Things Happen

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If you have the pleasure to meet the Arcane Dog, be prepared to be surprised and maybe even shocked. Many find themselves flustered by this mysterious dog’s magical powers. Be his friend, and you will benefit from his skills. Make him your enemy and who knows what will happen.

The Arcane Dog has not always been aware of his own powers. At first he thought that he was completely average, that every dog could do the same things he could. Sure, the Arcane Dog was particularly good at certain games. Not only could nobody ever find him during hide and seek, he was also always the one who instantly found his buddies. In retrospect, this is not so surprising, now that we are aware of his special talents. But being able to become invisible as well as looking through everything in order to see different cosmic layers, has turned out to be the least of his abilities.

This dog is able to see into the future. Even better, once he sees what is coming up, he is able to change it. Sometimes that works out great for the dogs around him, but if you’ve ended up on his bad side, you may not be too lucky. Not only have dogs walked around with a cloud of space rain above their heads for months at a time, the story goes that Arcane Dog likes making his foes move as if they are going through molasses. No need to go into detail about how exhausting that can be. But do not fear the dog if you treat him right. Arcane Dog will try to keep you out of trouble, and make your life smooth sailing.

What is his secret? Where do these obscure powers come from? Nobody knows for sure. We think it has to do with the Arcane Dog’s genetic makeup. The anecdotes that are still regularly told of his grandfather are legendary. He would make planets disappear, only to then make them resurface three days later on the other side of the Milky Way. But while his granddad only used his talent to confuse people and just play around, the Arcane Dog takes it a bit more seriously.

Last month, when a giant asteroid was on its way to planet earth, dogs from all over the universe made their way to the Arcane Dog, begging him for help. Nobody liked the thought of losing Earth. The people there were far too entertaining to let this majorly damaging event happen. Would the Arcane Dog be up to the challenge and change the future of the planet? Never before had he used his super powers on such a large scale. Never had he been responsible for such a serious problem. It took him several hours to expand his aura to get the asteroid within reach. Then he channeled his internal energy and changed the course of the planetoid. What a relief.

If you feel a special energy in the air, look up. You might just get a glimpse of Arcane Dog.