I have never really understood what, "dog days of summer" was referring too until this year.
Apparently it's when your black furry dog sheds his summer coat to make room for the winter coat and the last few days of summer are spent in a cloud of fur an inch thick all over your house.
But, understanding the old saying hasn't really cleared anything up...
Why, does the dog need to shed the old fur? Can't he just grow some winter fur to add to the summer fur, like layering a blouse and a jacket over a tank top?
Does shop vacuuming a dog help with shedding? Oh! Oh! Pick me! I know! The answer is no, not really.
"Wait, your dog will stand there and let you shop vac him? He doesn't run or bite at the vacuum?"
"What can I say, he doesn't get layering either."
And how can a dog with the surface area of...ummm, a dog, shed enough hair to cover the entire surface area of a house? Isn't that a mathematical impossibility?
Finally, and most importantly why the crap did I not see this coming when I stood at the pound, on the other side of the kennel wondering why this dog wasn't barking with all the rest.
Doggone dog days of summer!