Archive for August, 2010

Dog Days of Summer Pt.3

Friday, August 27th, 2010

This week, some images from my vintage photo collection of dogs in the yard and garden.Enjoy!

Dog Days of Summer in Vintage Photos- pt 2

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Here are a few more photos from my collection, of dogs enjoying summer. This week, dogs out boating! Enjoy and let me know your favorites!

Vintage Photos of “Dog Days of Summer”

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

In the process of editing my book, Angel Pawprints, I stumbled upon a new hobby as I was searching for a way to illustrate the poems and stories in the book. At the suggestion of an antiquarian book dealer, I discovered old postcards and snapshots of dogs at flea markets, estate sales, and paper collectible shows. Long after the book was finished, I continued to collect these evocative images of the human-animal bond, and I never tire of looking at them.

The ancient Romans associated the hot weather with the star Sirius, the “Dog Star”, because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). Sirius is also the brightest star in the heavens besides the sun. During these dog days of summer, I would like to share a few favorite vintage photos with you. Here are dogs enjoying the beach. Which one is your favorite?