Botched Female, Dog, Tiger

From reader "Jan I.":

"The picture is just a random encounter during a shopping afternoon - a cap with some random looking letters .. I wonder if they carry any meaning at all? Cheers."

The first character looks like a botched "female".

= female, woman, girl; feminine

The second one can be either "dog" or "to protect" depends on it is a dot or stroke in the center.

= eleventh sign of Chinese zodiac (The Dog, 7pm-9pm, west-northwest, September)

= defend borders, guard frontiers

The last one is correct and it means "tiger"

= third sign of Chinese zodiac (The Tiger, 3am-5am, east-northeast, January); to respect, reverence; respectfully