dog days of summer

did you know that july and august are known as the dog days of summer, hot, sultry days!  we have definitely had a long hot summer here……

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.

One thought on “dog days of summer

  1. Thanks for this- I have definitely been having rabid dog days for the duration of the hot summer Now I know what it is I feel much better about my behaviour!

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