Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Dog Days of Summer

I was curious as to where this term
came from. So just a quick search
led me to this site which said that
this refers to the time when the
Sirius, or dog star, is most
visible in certain skies.

It was so huge and noticeable that
some believed it added to the heat
of the sun to warm the earth during
the late summer months.

I have no idea if this is the true origin
of this phrase, or not,
however dog days of summer have
a different meaning here at Hospitality
Lane.

We really mean dogs!

Look!
My Mom's dog, Bear,
likes to visit our house.





Recently He and Warren had
a little serious time.


However it soon lightened
up and they were laughing
about something.


Kimmy has been thinking
that all of the other
animals have been getting
more blog time than she
has...so she agreed to
pose all pretty for you...









Along came the Diva...Chloe.
Wanting in on the action.



See the little toy on the floor?
We have hit upon the most perfect
dog toys. McDonald's Teeny TY's
are perfect.
When we buy dog toys that are intended
for dogs, they rip them apart within days
and remove all of the stuffing.

These toys last for a very, very long
time and usually are put to death by
the lawnmower as Chloe loves to take
them outside with her, but forgets
to bring them back.

I was totally put out the other day
when I ordered a McDonald's Kids meal
just for the toy and was given a Matchbox
Car! Not what I wanted...the kids laughed
at my frustration. But, you just don't
know how much I love these little toys
for the dogs. The lack of fluffy white
stuffing all over the floor is just too
wonderful.

On a completely different subject...
See the new link at the top right?
You can now buy my candles by the
dozen. Great to give as gifts!!!
Or stock up for your long winter.

You choose fragrance and color.
I pour them just for you.

Check it out. The prices, even with
shipping, are great for SOY candles.

I hate "plugging" my own products,
but you just needed to know that
they are available to you.



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8 comments:

Tracy said...

They are sooo sweet...such beautiful dogs! Do give Bear, Kimmy and Chloe a hug from me! :o) Happy Day, Becky ((HUGS))

detweilermom said...

I really enjoy visiting with you this way. Do stop by my blog to catch up on our doings. Love your dogs.

detweilermom said...

Thanks for the advice about Hannah's blog.

Elena said...

Your mom's dog and yours are all so cute! Have a wonderful day. Elena

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Becky!

Each and everyone of theses doggies are so sweet. I must visit your candle shop, I love candles and especially soy candles!:o) Enjoy a beautiful day my friend.

Smiles...

Beverly

Terri and Bob said...

Plug away! It is time for us to be thinking ahead for Christmas!

Why is soy so special?

In August my dogs get really lazy, probably due to the heat. I thought that is what the Dog Days of Summer meant! :)

daisy said...

Kimmy is just the cutest! I bet she is just a character.

And I'm interested in soy candles...I'm going over to take a look.

Lara Harris said...

Love the pups :)