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Dog Days Are Here

Dog Days Are Here

The dog days of summer are the period between July 3 and August 11. It is during this time that the sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the Dog Star. It was once believed that due to the star’s position at this time of year that it somehow conspired with the sun to make the days hotter. Many people also believed that the hot days of the summer caused dogs to go mad, thus the name.

For many of us on the East Coast the start of Dog Days has brought on some major heat! What do you do to stay cool during these heat waves. Share your favorite cooling off place here.

Never fear – winter is only 167 days away!

4 Responses

  1. We stay cool in our pool > :-)

    by Jbrow007 on Jul 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

  2. Hiding in my house and keeping my pale-burn-easy skin away from the sun. :(

    by Nicole on Jul 5, 2012 at 8:16 am

  3. in new england….enjoy it while it lasts. Bike, swim and soak it up!

    by leelee on Jul 27, 2010 at 9:54 am

  4. Drink lots of water and wonder why the energy saver air conditioner doesn’t work well at 97 degrees.

    by PatFay on Jul 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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