The dog days of summer typically refer to the hottest and muggiest times of the year, between July 3 and August 11, lasting approximately 40 days. For some of us, the dog day cycle is a slightly different period.
My dog day summer began July 30 and will continue until the first day of autumn; a full 54 days. Although at times the heat can be unbearable, the central air conditioning keeps me a cool 78 degrees. With school being back in session, I no longer have the luxury of my daughter taking care of her dog full-time. Early morning walks, feedings, play time and doggie duty have now become my responsibility.
A responsibility I never wanted; and she swore she could handle.
Taking care of a dog is very similar to taking care of a baby or a small child. They crave attention. They need to be nurtured. They need discipline. I really do not care to entertain a dog, but it is what it is.
I plan to take advantage of my dog day summer incorporating the walks as part of my fitness plan. The early mornings encourage me to start my day rather than sleep in. If I do it right, my dog days of summer can become quite productive. Who knows? They might actually benefit me. However, I can’t seem to find an upside to picking up poop.
I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)
Dog Days of Summer