“Foo translates from one of two Chinese words for “”Buddha”” or “”prosperity””. They come in pairs to represent the yin and yang of life, the feminine and masculine. The male sits to the right with his paw on a sphere to represent the earth and serves to protect the house and structure. The female sits to the left with her paw on a cub to represent the cycle of life and serves to protect the occupants and promote abundance. They are actually Imperial Guardian Lions that typically sit at the entrance of a prominent and affluent home. Foo dog statue with left paw on ball. This beautiful stone statue can be your imperial guardian. There is a lovely ancient aura.