The dog days of summer – also known as the hot, humid, unbearable summer days between July 3rd and August 11th – are upon us. Many believe that this time is called the “dog days” because it is so hot, even dogs are panting from the heat. In reality, the term “dog days” came from the ancient Greeks referring to the dog star, Sirius. In July, Sirius would rise just before the sun, a position that was connected with heat, drought, thunderstorms, fever, lethargy, and bad luck.
Lucky for us, we can now forget these catastrophic thoughts and escape the heat by sipping on a margarita, putting our feet in the sand, watching the sun set over the water and flipping through adorable dog photos.
Fozzie – Maryland Moon – Mass. Santana – Louisiana
Duke – Texas Maui – Mass.
Wraggles – Mass. Ava – Texas Bean – New Jersey
Reagan – Illinois Koda – Louisiana
Dodger – Ohio Mattis – North Carolina Millie – Iowa
Lovey – Florida Keys – Alabama Lucy – Illinois
Bracey – Virginia Frank – New Jersey