Dog Days of Summer

The Great Sadness

The Dog Days are the hottest and most humid days of summer and it certainly feels as though they’ve arrived. Historically, they are experienced in July and August which typically observe the warmest temperatures of the summer months and the name itself is derived from the star Sirius. Also called the Dog Star, it was believed in ancient Greek and Roman cultures to cause the hot weather when it was in close proximity to the sun. Some even believed that it was an evil time when the sea boiled, dogs grew mad, and everyone else grew lazy. I may be a little lazy with the sauna-like conditions outside, but in honor of the Dog Days I’m posting up a few photos of dogs that haven’t yet seen the light of day.

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