Dazed & Jeanfused

We’re well into July now and the dog days of summer are upon us.  National Geographic says “to the Greeks and Romans, the ‘dog days’ occurred around the day when Sirius [that’s a star] appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July. They referred to these days as the hottest time of the year, a period that could bring fever, or even catastrophe.”  That’s not 100% accurate now since the stars are always changing in the night sky, BUT for our purposes here, let’s just agree that it’s probably hot.

Now for some SUMMER DOGS!

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The things you do just to be able to get a good night’s sleep when it’s the middle of summer and you don’t have air conditioning.

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Who is jealous of this dog right now?  I am.  It’s mastered life!

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Speaking of mastering– this pug looks like it’s just realized the full range of its capabilities. Plans for world domination often begin on a Seussical pool floaty…

This is how my dog Rebus swims:

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In case you can’t tell, he is fully submerged up to his ankles, therefore “swimming”.  The only time I’ve ever seen his whole body in the water was when he slipped and fell into a duck pond.  He hated it…and me for laughing so hard.

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Summer is also for enjoying cold drinks with your friends;

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Getting outside and trying new activities;

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Catching some poolside or beach rays (don’t forget that SPF);

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And of course, outdoor naps in the shade on a tiny balcony that overlooks an East Van back alley where people shoot up.  YEY SUMMER!

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