dog days of summer

did you know that july and august are known as the dog days of summer, hot, sultry days!  its baking hot here in new york!

Dog Days were popularly believed to be an evil time “the Sea boiled, the Wine turned sour, Dogs grew mad, and all other creatures became languid; causing to man, among other diseases, burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies.” according to Brady’s Clavis Calendaria, 1813.

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