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The Dog Days of Summer are Barking

If only they'd roll over and play dead.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
August 1, 2006

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The Dog Days of Summer are Barking
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It’s hot as… Hello, summer heat wave.
Bow wow days are here again.
Where’s a hydrant? Where’s a shade tree?
We, like dogs, bite weathermen.

The Fahrenheit’s in triple digits.
Sidewalks let you fry an egg.
But the heat's kidnapped our hunger.
And at night for sleep we beg.

Hot tin roofs make raindrops sizzle.
Most of us are really steamed.
What in blazes is the problem?
Global warming, so it seems.

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mattie from Liberty, Mo writes:
August 1, 2006
Oh the summer, how hot it has been. As a youth growing up in a small town we didn't have a/c. We slept under the stars. It didn't seem too bad, but I was young. And one day the north winds knocked on our door, it was winter. Time does fly!!

Mattie

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