High heat, high humidity, and sunshine: this time of year is often referred to as the 'Dog Days of Summer.'

These are the days where we become dog-tired and pups pant with a paw out the door, but the origin of the saying has nothing to do with our four legged friends. In fact, it dates back to the ancient Greeks who tracked Sirius, also known as the Dog Star, rising with the sun just after the summer solstice.

The Farmer’s Almanac dates this “ruff” time of year to be July 3 through August 11.

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