Dog Days …

Meaning – Very hot days during July and August.

Origin – The ancient Romans noticed that the hottest days of the year, i.e. in late July and early August, coincided with the appearance of Sirius – the Dog Star, in the same part of the sky as the Sun. Sirius is the largest and brightest star in the Canis Major constellation, in fact it is the brightest star in the sky(OK, I know it’s only June, but tell that to the weather !)

Ace (pictured), my faithful Collie cross, and rapidly approaching dog ‘middle age’, will happily exercise (i.e. play…) to the level of exhaustion.  And then some more !  So, after the fourth or fifth consecutive session – there is usually a willing friend ( George Sabbath and Holly to name a few ) or a gullible human to pester – it’s time to head for the favourite shady outdoor recharging spot.  I know it’s been a good day when she twitches and barks in her sleep.   Go on gal :smile: – chase those cats !   Well done Ace, another day (and lots more fun) tomorrow !

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3 Responses to Dog Days …

  1. Lewis Pelham says:

    Poor old Ace. Where is the fan?
    Even drummers and bass players have a fan, & Ace is far more sensitive than either.

  2. alan says:

    Lewis – I hope you’re not putting Ace on the same intellectual level as drummers and bass players – shame ! 😆  If she had opposing/apposable thumbs, I’d buy her a Fender fretless – she’d be good, funky even…

    PS.  I should sincerely apologise to the sensitive drummers, and empathetic bass players, that I’ve known and played with…
    PPS.  Isn’t it strange that ’empathetic’ and ‘pathetic’ have quite different meanings ?  😕

  3. Lewis Pelham says:

    Alan…I know of rhythm sections without a prehensile thumb between them… 🙂
      It must be so difficult for anyone not of these shores to fully understand the nuances of the language.
    Derived, in the main, from both French and Latin, we have words which have almost identical definitions but have subtle differences. Take "Plan" and "Scheme"; they are difficult to separate, but we know that a Plan is a drawing of a work schedule or an intent, whereas there is something shifty or underhand about a Scheme.

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