July - National Doghouse Repairs Month
It's National Doghouse Repairs Month ... Time to pull out the hammer and insure that Fido's palace is truly fitting.
July 4th Week - National Animal Agriculture Week
Foods from animal origin supply 70 percent of the protein, 35 percent of the energy, 80 percent of the calcium, 60 percent of the phosphorous, and important quantities of the "B" vitamins and trace minerals in the average American's diet. The application of scientific methods has markedly improved the efficiency of meat production and enhanced the desirability of these foods to consumers.
In recognition of the progress which has been made over the years in applying scientific principles to animal agriculture production and the role of animal products in our daily life, this week is celebrated as National Animal Agriculture Week.
July 3 - August 11 - Dog Days of Summer
The Dog Days of Summer, also known as Canicular Days, are typically the hottest and most unhealthy days of the year. The traditional timing of Dog Days is the 40 days beginning July 3rd and ending August 11th coinciding with the heliacal (at sunrise) rising of Sirius. Sirius, the Dog Star, is visible with the rising Sun at this time of year. Ancients associated this sky picture with the hot days that coincided with it. Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Greater Dog).