Dog days will soon be over, dog days will soon be done

PAW PRINTS

BY PAULINE LARSEN

Most of us associate the phrase, “dog days” to our summer days so devastatingly hot that even dogs just lie around, panting, but originally the phrase had nothing to do with dogs, or even with the lazy days of summer. Instead, “dog days” refer to the dog star, Sirius, and its position in the heavens.  

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