...a postcard of Vancouver from Sandy! He writes: "It's hard work, supervising the humans, and every bear needs a break during the dog days of summer. Why are they called 'dog days'?"
Why, indeed? I was curious as well, so I looked it up online:
"The term indicates a period between July 3 and August 11 when the Dog Star, Sirius, rises at the same time or near the same time as the sun in the Northern hemisphere."
Wow, that's cool! I learned something new today. Thanks, Sandy, for the postcard and the learning opportunity!