Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday and whatever else you’re celebrating today. We’re celebrating some little wins in Gretchen’s life, which translates into small milestones for our pack.
Since we’ve been walking at dawn in the heat, there are no new and exciting photos, so today’s post is about the history behind the “dog days of summer.” The name comes from the Dog Star, which Harry Potter and satellite radio fans will know is also called Sirius or the brightest star in Canis Major.
Wikipedia has a great explanation behind the history of the phrase, but at least for “my neck of the woods” it fits; we are generally at our hottest from the end of July through the first of September.
Today I’m thankful for that AC. Being without it for a few hours Monday was enough for me. I’m also thankful for Sissy’s morning snuggles; she’s very demanding about it, and will literally try to pin me down if she feels I’m getting up prematurely. Sweet girl. I just wish she didn’t insist upon getting a BIG drink of water before she comes for her morning cuddle!