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Ever wonder where the old phrase "dog days of summer" came from?

According to the Columbia Encyclopedia, it refers to the time period between July 3rd and August 11th - in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere, that is. It originated long ago in the Mediterranean region with those who focused on the night sky, drawing correlations between heavenly and earthly events. The dates fall within twenty days prior to and following the conjunction of Sirius - known as the "Dog Star" - and the Sun. In long ago times, this coincided with hot days that were plagued by disease and discomfort. The Dog Days of Summer.

To good health and comfort... for you and your spaniel!

Loretta Baughan

Loretta Baughan resides near Merrill, Wisconsin, with her husband, Steve, and their three children. She raises and hunt English Springer Spaniels under the Autumnskye prefix. Loretta is a member of the UKC Flushing Breeds Hunt Test committee, the Tilden Valley English Springer Spaniel Club, and Northeast Wisconsin Spaniel Club.

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