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In response to The Hesperian-Beacon’s Dog Days of Summer advertisement promotion, owners sent in photos of their loyal pups who have been keeping them company throughout the hottest days of the year.
To the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” occurred around the day when Sirius, also known as the Dog Star, appeared to rise just before sun in late July. They referred to those days as a period that could bring fever or even catastrophe.
As the phrase was translated from Latin to English over 500 years ago, it has taken on new meanings. Now, people often referred to the dog days of summer as a time when it is so hot that even dogs go crazy.
Although the meaning has been lost in translation, the phrase lives on.
Regardless of which version of the story you chose to believe, every day is better with a furry friend by your side.