July 3 - August 11 - Dog Days of Summer
The Dog Days of Summer, also known as Canicular Days, are typically the hottest and most unhealthy days of the year. The traditional timing of Dog Days is the 40 days beginning July 3rd and ending August 11th coinciding with the heliacal (at sunrise) rising of Sirius. Sirius, the Dog Star, is visible with the rising Sun at this time of year. Ancients associated this sky picture with the hot days that coincided with it. Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Greater Dog).
August 10 - Spoil Your Dog Day
Today is the day to spoil your dog even more than usual!
It’s almost impossible not to spoil Fido ... with those adorable, big, beautiful eyes, the little lashes, the soft fur just behind the ears. Dogs just beg to be spoiled.