Friday, August 21, 2015

Dog Days of Summer

Hello from Harvest Gold!

We are at the height of our beautiful summer here at the gallery, and embracing it, as we know of the chilly changes that lurk right around the corner. We've heard more than one customer comment this week how we are in the midst of "the dog days of summer". Why do we refer to this time as such? Is it because our dogs are so happy that they get to swim in the lake every afternoon?

"No, that's MY stick!"

In fact the 'Dog Days' of summer is an expression that derives from the early civilizations in North Africa. The weather turned hot and sultry coinciding with the rising every morning of the Orion's dog, the dog star Sirius. This association can also be traced to the Egyptians, and was recorded in early Greek poetry. 

Our Smiling Lab Earrings & Pendant in Sterling Silver

Our dogs are loving this weather. Between long naps under shady trees, trips to the ocean, picking green beans in the garden & chasing sticks into the lake, these pups have it made.

Scout and Morgan cooling off at Screw Auger Falls

Captain keeping cool in the air conditioned gallery with his moose friend

Scout enjoying the view while chewing on a stick

"What do you MEAN I had too many green beans?"

This past weekend while we were at the Rockland Maine Boats Homes & Harbors show we got to meet some of the amazing folks with the Pixel Fund, the non-profit organization that brought us our Scout all the way from Georgia back in February. The World Championship Boatyard Dog trials are held at this event every year, and a returning favorite is none other than Pixel himself, the brave little chihuahua that inspired the creation of the Pixel Fund. We had a nice visit with Scout's Maine foster family, and Scout absolutely loved the oceanside dog park in Rockland. 

The joy of a salty dog...

Stop by the gallery and see Captain & Scout enjoying these dog days of summer. 

How do your pups beat the heat this time of year?

For more information on the Pixel Fund, visit their website

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