Dog Days of Summer – those times so hot even the cats are unwilling to go outside.
Different folks suggest different beginning and ending dates. Generally they begin in July and end by mid-August.
The days are marked by heat, bad luck, thunderstorms, and lethargy. Sirius, the dog star, signals the period that is the most uncomfortable of summer–at least in the Northern Hemisphere. Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky and the chief star in the Canis Major or the Greater Dog constellation. There’s much more to learn about the temperature, constellations and dog days. But, frankly, I’m too hot to go on.
Vietnam is another story filled with sweat, heat, and fury.