I have heard of Dog Days all my life and never knew what or when they were, so since I have been talking about dogs, I checked Wikipedia:
The Romans associated the hot weather with the star Sirius.. They considered Sirius to be the "Dog Star" because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (large Dog) Dog Days were the hot sultry days of summer. It was popularly believed to be an evil time "the Sea boiled, the Wine turned sour, Dogs grew mad, and all other creatures became languid; causing, burning fevers, hysterics, and frenzies." Went from July 3 for 40 days.
We haven’t had a pet since before we started RV’ing full time. And since we now move so much, we prefer not to have one. MANY MANY people do. They have every shape and size from Chihuahuas to Rottweiler's and Danes. Very few people have ‘real’ dogs that travel, I mean the Mutt, the mixed, the rejected. But most folk want a ‘breed’. Something in me loves a mutt.
Most dogs are never trained past being house broken, they are just owned, liked and loved. If they bark at everyone, OKAY, if they bark all night Okay. Then some are like a regular RV’er at Three Flags. I don’t know the breed, but he is trained dude. He will stand and watch us walk by without a growl or peep.
We also know an old Navy Chief who has a Rottweiler, Now that big guy don’t bark either but he sure knows how to intimidate me as I walk by, he just follows me with his eyes.
Pets are great all our lives, but in my opinion there are two times you really need a pet. A kid should always have a pet until their teens (at least). Then I think they are super needed in the sunset years, especially if you are a home body. I think they would be company, IF & only IF the elderly leans to pets and is not allergic.
Those are my opinions, and this is my last entry on dogs and pets.
I’m Sherry’s pet now, she doesn’t need another until we retire (stop traveling).
1915 Model T
Pets like a ride, especially the dog!