Dog Days of Summer
Ever wonder why the hot days of Summer are referred to as Dog Days?
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the 40 days from July 3 to August 11 are the Dog Days of Summer.
The ancient Greeks and Romans believed the high summer temps during this time drove men and animals insane. In part, because both Sirius (which is the brightest star in the sky after the Sun) and the Sun both rise at dawn during this part of Summer. And Sirius, also known as the Dog Star, is part of a constellation with a Latin name that translates to Greater Dog.
Even though there’s no scientific evidence the stars cause men and beasts to go mad during the summer months, there may be something to the Dog Days of Summer.
Tahoe fixed this gate and fence damage from a freaked-out pet. A customer had a guest pet staying at their property. The dog panicked when it couldn’t see its owners. It partially chewed through a 25-year-old gate. Then tried to get out through the hole. However, the dog got stuck, panicked even more, and through sheer willpower took the gate and all its hardware off the fence.
Luckily the dog is alright. But the damage it created did make our customer go a little crazy!
Pictured: Before and after pictures of a damaged wood gate and fence. And the repair of the fence framing and a new reinforced metal frame gate with wood fascia in Carson City 2023.