Updated: Jul 29
I’m sure you’ve heard the term “The Dog Days of Summer.” Perhaps you’ve even envisioned an overheated pup laying under an apple tree with his tongue out, panting in the summer breeze. The expression is a reference to the hot, sultry days that aren’t even fit for a dog. Did you ever pause to think, “What are the dog days of summer?”
The delightful phrase is a reference to Sirius, the Dog Star. During the Dog Days of Summer, the sun actually rests in the same region of the sky as the brightest star visible from any part of the Earth. This star, Sirius, is part of Canis Major, the Greater Dog. During this time, the star is so bright, the ancient Romans believed it gave added heat to the summer sun!
This period, from July 3 to August 11 each year, is known as the Dog Days of Summer.'
Check out our family dog, Sage, as she enjoys the long, delightful summer days! Whether she's enjoying a massage or taking a nap, she knows how to make the most out of the Dog Days of Summer!
Sage also spends time working on her Instagram page. You can follow her here:
sagethesheperd at https://www.instagram.com/sagethesheperd/
So, why not take the time to enjoy the dog days with your own furry pal! Check out these local suggestions for some dog-loving fun.
SEATTLE AREA DOG PARKS AND OFF-LEASH AREAS
Do you love to let your well-behaved pup run off leash and even play with some other canine buddies? The Seattle area is brimming with off-leash opportunities for your dog. But remember--dog parks aren't for every dog. Make sure that you dog is well-socialized and has excellent recall before allowing her to explore off-leash or romp in a dog park.
Check out this website for dog parks and off-leash fun!
DOG BARKERY WITH TREATS GALORE!
Is it time to treat your bestest boy to the tastiest treats in town? Or is he celebrating a birthday and you'd like to find a spot to buy a birthday cake and all the trimmings?
The Seattle Barkery has you covered. Check out their delightful offerings here.
Enjoy these long summer days while they last. Before we know it, the days will get shorter and fall will be in the air!