Did you realize we are in the middle of “the dogs days of summer” right now? I always wondered what these hot and miserable days had to do with dogs. . It turns out, that the “dog days” are actually defined as the period from July 3 through Aug. 11 when the dog star, Sirius rises in conjunction (or nearly so) with the sun. So there it is! We put up with all that because of a dog star???
Well, I must say that we have worked overtime, trying to keep the dogs cool and hydrated, during this hot weather. So, when it cools a little, we need to play “catch-up” and take more photos and get the word out there about all the wonderful dogs that we need homes here at 12 Hills Dog Rescue. I can’t help but begin the photos with Nyla–“Our Official Greeter” at the rescue. She is big and hairy and always makes sure that everyone feels welcome. She feels the need to be in many of the photos that I take.Speaking of catching up– In one week we got in 9 new dogs, and they all need their picture taken.
Last Sunday I did take a few minutes to photograph the Rat Terrier puppies we had just gotten in. They are adorable and their facebook post created quite a stir. Several phone calls and comments later I urged the puppy lovers, to be patient for a few more days before visiting the little ones. There personalities should be blooming in another week or two.
Here are a few other photos of what has been happening at the rescue this hot and dry month! Keep watching —and hopefully I will have more pictures to update everyone very soon.