The Real Dog Days of Summer

Carter gets a Kiss from Ferd: Carter, Ferd, & Ammon 7-18-2011

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says that the Dog Days of Summer start July 3 and end on August 11. Our association with the Dog Days goes back to the Romans 2,000 years ago, and how they associated this part of the year with Sirius, the Dog Star, because you could see it better. Sirius is also the brightest star in dog constellation, Canis Major (Large Dog).I stated back in my April 13 blog that every day here in this household was “Dog Days”. Once again, we have 6 canines: 4 American Black and Tan Coonhounds and 2 Black and Tan Dachshunds.

This past Monday Ammon and Carter had a good romp with Katie, Ferd, Sissy, Caleb, and Sophie, and I was able to get some good pictures. If the warmth of the Dog Days is getting to you, read or re-read my “Christmas in July” from yesterday to maybe catch a “winter breeze”. If you are a dog “fan”, please enjoy my pics of our hounds. Enjoy your Friday!

Katie

Ferd

Sissy

Caleb

Sophie

Buddy (chose not to play outside this day)

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