Why Is The Middle Of The Summer Called The Dog Days?

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Tammy Profile
Tammy answered
Because the star Sirius (the Dog star) is prominent in the sky
Mati green Profile
Mati green answered
No, No, NO, its because THATS when you go outside and play with your Puppy Dogs!!!!! LOL!!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Because the star Sirius (the Dog star) is prominent in the sky
Jim Witness Protection Profile
Because my dog's tongue hangs out about 8 inches - makes me jealous......
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Jim Witness Protection
Used properly,( or improperly, depending on you point of view ) the tonque can be an amazing apendage used in certain instances. And 8" would open up a whole new world.
Kristi W
Kristi W commented
Why is it that my mother never wanted us to swim during dog days? She used to tell us that it was not sanitary for us to swim for like 2 weeks at the end of every summer...lol i think she was full of it!!!
Kristi W
Kristi W commented
Lmao....you guys are crazy
Rena Chisholm Profile
Rena Chisholm answered
No, no, no, Mati. It's because it is so dang hot outside that all ya want to do is lay on the porch with your puppy dog.
martha Profile
martha answered
Maybe because only a dog would be insane enough to be outside in the heat! :)
Ann Dougherty Profile
Ann Dougherty answered
And I always thought it was because of the blistering heat, and we are all sitting around panting with our tongues hanging out, trying to cool down just like the dogs!
Alan Profile
Alan answered
LOl, Tamerind again. Think of the postcard picture of Tamerind on the porch with her puppies out in the fresh air...wow, I need a drink of something duff and cold. Lol
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

Cause the weather in the middle of the summer is very hot. It has an effects on dogs. It makes them hang out their tongue and breathe deeply . So it's called dog days.

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