"Dog Days Of Summer" - My Best Pet Life

"Dog Days Of Summer"

The "dog days of summer" is a colloquial expression that refers to the hottest and most sultry period of the summer season. The term originated from the ancient belief that during this time, the conjunction of the sun with Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (also known as the "Dog Star"), added to the heat and discomfort of the season. In ancient times, the dog days were often associated with drought, fever, and other unpleasant conditions.

In modern usage, the dog days of summer typically encompass the period from early July to early September in the Northern Hemisphere, although the exact timing can vary depending on the location. During these days, temperatures tend to be at their highest, humidity levels can be oppressive, and outdoor activities may be limited due to the intense heat.

The expression "dog days of summer" has become a way to describe the sweltering and often lethargic days of the season when people may seek relief in air-conditioned spaces, shade, or bodies of water. It is worth noting that while the term is commonly used, it does not have a strict scientific definition and is more of a cultural reference to the hottest part of summer.

Time to take the dogs to the beach. Winnie and Chanel on the run.

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