The Dog Days of Summer

by Liz

The dog days of summer are upon us! The phrase draws its meaning from ancient Greece when the rising of the Dog Star (Sirius) meant the coming of the hottest days of the year. While the common usage does not have most of us looking through a telescope, it still very much means the heat has arrived. Although it seems like this year it may be taking a little longer to get to us here in the Northwest!

AutoBallFor me, summer’s dog days are the ones I get to spend with my dog, the one and only Miss Auto King! Hanging out at our family cabin, her day usually starts witAutoSleeph some barking at those pesky fisherman that keep floating by. We just wave and apologize. Next up, we play some fetch off the dock (flingy-ball, as we call it) and go for a swim. It is a rough life! And almost always the day ends up with her sacked out in a spot normally reserved for her humans. But she’s so darn cute! How can I possibly make her move?!


Need more of a dog fix? We have many books filled with many adorable pictures of dogs. From puppies to seniors, I guarantee you’ll want to squeeze them all!

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5 responses to “The Dog Days of Summer”

  1. Lindsey A. says:

    This is right up my alley, Liz. Have you seen the books Shake and Shake Puppies by Carli Davidson yet? And Auto is adorable!

    • Liz says:

      I can’t believe I forgot the add Carli Davidson’s books to my list! Thank you for the reminder, Lindsey! I may be a titch bias, but Auto is pretty much the most adorable dog ever. Glad you think so too!

  2. Marina says:

    Another book you forgot to include is Dogs 24/7. It’s pretty awesome because my dog is one of the thumbnails on page 138!

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