Seizing the dog days l Chuck's World
Last updated 8/15/2018 at Noon
The days following the heliacal rising of the brightest star in our night sky, Sirius, the Dog Star, have been for millennia thought of as dismal, sometimes dangerous. It’s the most uncomfortable part of the summer in the northern hemisphere, at least for most, and thus we have the dog days of August.
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I think about a dog every August, actually. It was August 2011 when our 14-year-old Sheltie began his ultimate journey, his arthritic hips failing him, the humiliation of having me carry him up and down the stairs endured quietly.
We all knew what was happening that August,...