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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dog Days

     Have you ever wondered where the phrase, "dog days of summer" came from? The term really started with the ancient Greeks and Romans and refers to the the Dog Star, Sirius. They said "Dog Days" occurred around the time Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July. Over the hundreds of years since, the origins of the phrase have gotten lost. I think most people just think of it as the hot days at the end of summer. So hot that dogs just lay around in the shade.


     For our dog Wally, I think everyday is a "Dog Day". 
Maybe a walk in the park.


A picnic in the mountains


Or a nice roll in the grass.


Maybe look for fairies, more likely a rabbit or squirrel.


There's always a cool place to take a nap, whether inside or out.



No matter what you do, don't forget to stop and smell the roses.


Our local park pool celebrates the end of summer swimming and the start of school with it's own "Dog Days". At the end of the last day of swimming, people can bring their dogs to enjoy the pools. Wally is not a big swimmer so we just went to watch the other dogs have fun.



A thought to ponder: "A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class                                      but by who they are inside."


2 comments:

  1. So cute capture . Please tell something about my captures on my blog.

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  2. Oh I love it! She has a dogs life for sure!! :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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