Dog Days of Summer

Josie, our Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is totally ball crazy and on very hot days we throw it into the pool for her. It is a ritual that she can repeat a thousand times and never tire: throw, bring it back, throw, bring it back, and so on. She may think of us as more her ball thrower more than anything else.

Like most dogs, Josie shakes off the excess water when she gets out of the pool. My husband Al, a professional photographer noticed that because of the late day light and against a shadowed background it looked like an explosion of crystal droplets. To freeze such an ideal moment it actually takes quite a high shutter speed, he shot this at about 1/2000th of a second.

By the way, we also learned that the term “Dog Days of Summer” comes from the Romans associating the hot weather with the star Sirius of the constellation Canis Major, meaning Large Dog, which in the summer rises at times with the sun. It is also the brightest star in the night sky.

Hope you have had a great summer with your dogs!

2 thoughts on “Dog Days of Summer”

  1. Barry H says:

    and why is it that our dogs have always liked to shake off after coming out of the water right next to a person?

  2. admin says:

    Good question! Probably the only one you can’t find the answer for on google, lol.

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