Many would say we are in the "Dog Days Of Summer", but do you actually know the meaning of that saying?
The "dog days of summer" is actually the dates from July 3-August 11 in which the "dog star" Sirius in the constellation Canis Major, rises with the sun and is the brightest star in the sky.
Some feel that the combination of the brightest luminary in the day (the sun), and the brightest star in the night (Sirius) is responsible for the extreme heat that we feel during the height of the summer.
Did you know that dogs have the same type of sleep as us? They have SWS (slow wave sleep) and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep just like us, and dream like us too! When you look at your pup twitching or "running" in their sleep it's true that they are dreaming! 😍🌙⭐
Did you know a Bloodhound can trace a scent that is over 300 hours old?! That's one good sniffer!
Did you know "brachycephalic" dogs like the bulldog and pug are more prone to dental disease?! This is because their teeth are the same size as a large dog, but put into a small, crowded mouth! There's not much room between all those teeth, so bacteria tends to get trapped causing a build-up of plaque and tartar.
You wouldn't know it with all the drooling going on when you're fixin' a home cooked meal, but dogs only have about 1700 tastebuds! Sounds like a lot, but humans have over 9000!