The Dog Days of Summer


It’s dog gone hot here. . . thank goodness for air conditioning!


We’re definitely in the Dog Days of summer. . .


“Dog Days” are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September.


Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant or marked by a lack of progress.


We’re feeling pretty lethargic lately with 90+ degree temps 28 days out of 30 and the heat index in the triple digits. Our big plans involve staying inside and a nap this weekend. ;)


Hope you’re finding a way to escape the heat and surviving the Dog Days!


 Happy Weekend!

  27 comments for “The Dog Days of Summer

  1. Diane
    July 30, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Love,love,love those girls💞

  2. Michelle
    July 30, 2016 at 7:20 am

    My bichon is also staying inside, and sleeping a lot. Too hot! Doesn’t like the pool so he doesn’t go in to cool of!🙄 Have a great weekend!😎🌴

  3. Debra Boyer
    July 30, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Just PRECIOUS.

  4. July 30, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Sweet babies.

  5. Ellen Stillabower
    July 30, 2016 at 8:21 am

    We know EXACTLY how you two feel!! 100% humidity will make you lethargic!! More like a wet blanket!!! Yay AIR CONDITIONING!!! 🌞🌤☀️😱

  6. July 30, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Oh my gosh, that last photo with those pleading eyes is PRICELESS!!! Your poochies certainly provide you with entertainment, companionship & endless photo opportunities. Please give them a pat on the head from Nana Rett?
    My DD had two black schnauzers that were brother & sister…together from birth. The male dog passed away recently & the little female was just so lost without her brother. It was very sad to watch! I hope both of yours live a long, long time!!! You & the Captain, too!!

  7. July 30, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Chloe and Gracie always make me smile, Mary. I’m so glad that they’re enjoying the A/C as much as I am! Happy weekend to you!

  8. franki
    July 30, 2016 at 8:56 am

    SAME!!! franki

  9. Karen
    July 30, 2016 at 9:02 am


  10. July 30, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Oh goodness, they do look depressed!! It does seem extra hot this summer, at least on the coast the breeze comes up in the afternoon and the shady porch is bearable…I’m thinking we’ll all be extra excited about fall this year!

  11. Dee
    July 30, 2016 at 10:03 am

    They are just adorable !!

  12. Martha Franks
    July 30, 2016 at 10:49 am

    I’m with the pups!

  13. Donna C
    July 30, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Absolutely precious!!

  14. July 30, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    What I wouldn’t give for air conditioning… When I went to college in Santa Barbara (25 year ago), air conditioning wasn’t needed. Heck! I didn’t even own a fan. Now, the climate has changed here and there are scorching hot days much too frequently. I just try to relax, drink copious amounts of Diet Coke, and try to get through until late fall.
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

  15. Cynthia Randall
    July 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Oh, my goodness! Melt my heart! I do not envy you the heat and humidity. New England is blessed with heat and humidity on a few days, but we also have a long string a 75 and breezy days. My favorite. The dogs could give lessons on dealing with heat. Blessings!

  16. Virginia
    July 30, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I agree with the pups and staying inside too. Adorable pictures

  17. July 30, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    You know what I say about August Mary… Bring on September! Stay cool and have a nice weekend:@)

  18. Chloe
    July 30, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    The girls look doggone lethargic, but as cute as always. Give them a pat from me.

  19. Debbie
    July 30, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I am in total agreement with the girls. It’s been above average for us for 6 weeks and no rain! It’s cloudy today…cross your fingers!

  20. Paula
    July 30, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Mary ~
    Those two pups always make me giggle they are so darn cute !! Maybe an ice cream cone would cool them down :)


  21. Doris
    July 30, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Oh, those eyes say it all! How precious!

  22. Cyndi Raines
    July 30, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Love, LOVE those sweet fur-babies!

  23. August 2, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Mary, Chloe and Gracie must think you put that beautiful chair and throw in your house just to provide the perfect snoozing spot for them! We’ve been pretty lucky so far with the weather but I think naps are always a good idea! Linda

    • August 3, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Hi Linda, They think our bed was placed for their snoozing pleasure too :)

  24. Melodie Strickland
    August 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Just love those pictures of your precious girls Chloe and Gracie. I needed something like this to cheer me up. Just found out my husband has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. This summer hasn’t been a good one.

    • August 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Oh Melodie…I’m so sorry to hear that. Thinking of you.

  25. Jain
    August 17, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Like little lambykins!

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