Welcome to the “dog days of summer,” a phrase that has no relation to happy dogs lazing in the sun.
According to our 21st-century oracle, Wikipedia, dog days “were historically the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck.”
Consider our dog, Roxy, who maximizes her role as WordWrite’s chief “barketing” officer by soaking up as much air conditioning as possible. She’s the most excited mammal in the office during August, and I think that’s why. Judge for yourself.