Wednesday, July 14, 2010

dog days

"Dog Days"
{From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia}
are the hottest, most sultry, days of summer.
In the northern hemisphere,
they usually fall between early July and early September.
in the southern hemisphere,
they are usually between January and early March.
The actual dates vary greatly from region to region,
depending on latitude and climate.
Dog Days can also define a time period or event
that is very hot or stagnant,
or marked by dull lack of progress.
The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius,
also called the Dog Star,
was somehow responsible for the hot weather.
{dig pics: google images}

Around here during the dog days...

we're big on popsicles...

and watermelon !!!
Hope you're enjoying the dog days of summer!

Special thanks to Koralee of Bluebird Notes for your sweet and thoughtful gift!

The post office closed 10 minutes before I got there today!

{Who knew they closed at 4:30?!}

So...I'll be mailing a little something your way tomorrow!



  1. Yahoooo you got it!!! I am so glad...just a wee little something to help you get through these dog days of Summer!
    Thanks you sweet one for all your lovely friendship...I know I can always count on YOU!
    Now I am off to see if my freezer has any popsciles in it...maybe just one waiting for me..even though it is 9:30 at night.
    Hugs and extra hugs for those sweetpeas in the photos...Love your sweet dog!

  2. Susan!!! HEHEHEEEEE! I LOVE THE PICTURES! In French, we call the dog days, Le Canicule...from the Latin, Cannus (Ooops, my Latin spelling is not correct)!!!! Isn't language cool? MAY YOU EAT PLENTY OF WATERMELON AND ENJOY!!!! Anita

  3. Oops...all dog pics are google images. I did try to get a picture of my dog, Buddy, lying in front of the fan, but when I got out the camera he walked away! I discovered then, that he had been playing with the cows next door and needs a bath! He does have some pride, I guess! So, special thanks to the adorable dalmation dog days dog model. He is sweet, isn't he? Our Buddy likes popsicles too, but not watermelon!

  4. I love the pictures of the "cool" kids!

  5. The first picture is so so sooooooo funny! Still smiling here. Your sweeties are beauties, Susan. ADORABLE!
    I loved your comment on the freezing of snowballs, such great and fun idea. I'm going to this next Winter* for sure!
    Summer hugs for a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend my friend xxx

  6. The puppy eating popsicles made me laugh out loud.

  7. Educational and fun post. That's why I love your blog. You put the summer fun into it.
    Now I'm off for a popsicle. For some reason I have a craving for one!!!!

  8. Summer is shown perfectly on this post. Cutest little ones and adorable four legged friends and their popsicles. Definitely the "dog days" of summer.

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