I did some reading about the expression "The Dogs Days of Summer" and found this internet article: http://wilstar.com/dogdays.htm
I have always enjoyed knowing the origins of words and expressions. However, in the South, "The Dog Days of Summer" usually conjures images of front porches and dogs too lazy to move. When it's hot in these parts, all of creation goes into slow motion.
I could not resist taking this picture.
It's Arkansas, y'all.
This dawg's face speaks for us all.
There's only one remedy for days like these: Get to a lake ASAP. I find myself wishing I had a lake house to which I could evacuate.