I was wondering what,"The Dog Days of Summer" really means, and how that idiom came about. So, I've googled it to see.
This is what I found:
The sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun: now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11. 2. a period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence. Origin of dog days. Latin. I found that interesting. But, honestly, I'd rather be looking at some cute dogs, than dealing with high-heat, so take a look at one of my "dog days"... as in applying layers of oils on canvas, creating a commissioned painting of two adorable Yorkie's. One is very old, and in his prime, and the other is still a young, high energy ball of fun in a fur coat.
This is a commissioned painting, but…