Hi Everyone and hope you all had a great weekend, we joined the Feisty Three's huge party to celebrate the 4th of July weekend in America, we had a fantastic time! Happy Independence Day to all our American friends.
Well, we are into July now and we learned something this week. The start of July is the beginning of 'Dog Days', I expect you've heard the expression but did you know where it comes from?
Well, our human discovered this week that 'Dog Days' start in July and end at the beginning of September and are the hottest, sultriest days of Summer. Why are they called 'Dog Days'? Well, it seems that there is a huuuuge star in the sky called Sirius, also called the Dog Star! Well, what do you know! It is the biggest star in something called a constellation which is called Canis Major - hence 'Dog'.
|The Canis Major Constellation dot to dot looks like a Dog!|
The Dog Star is also the brightest star in the night sky, well that stands to reason - the brightest star should be named after the brightest animal. The Romans associated the hot and humid weather with Sirius, the Dog Star so these days became known as 'Dog Days' of summer.There is lots more info on this but our human is now getting a bit Geeky, she loves all this star stuff so we'll shut her up now.
All that matters to us is that Dog Days mean early walks before it gets too hot, lots of lying around in the shade (or in the sun in Louis's case, you might have known!), lots to drink and because of the light nights we often get an extra walk about 9 pm. Dog Days are our favourite.
We thought this photo best summed it up, Louis lying in the sun at 12 o'clock yesterday.
Just a quick reminder too about our photo competition. We've got a badge thingy here which will give you the details in case you missed it, if you want to put it in any of your posts that would be fab. You have the whole of July to send one in - we've had some already which is brilliant because we can post them on Friday for you to see.
Have a lovely week everyone and hope you all had a fantastic Holiday weekend in the States.
Dex and Lou xxx