Tomorrow, July 11th, is the end of “Dog Days” as I listed on my
August post. I would like to tell you a short capsulized version of
Charles M. Schulz’s recent repost of his comic strip, “Peanuts.”
In the first box, or segment of his comic strip, Schulz has Sally,
baby sister of Linus, walking along some grass with her brother.
Sally asks, “What are ‘Dog Days?'”
The next part has Snoopy lounging on his back, atop his bright red
dog house. He is peering curiously from his position and with a few
strokes, Schulz makes him look adorable!
In this box, the all wise Linus (who you know loves Beethoven and is
a genuis!) says,
“‘Dog Days'” are calculated by the rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. They
begin around July 3rd and end somewhere around August 11th.”
In the third part of four segments, Sally is in profile, her cute curly
bangs, blonde hair in an upswing, followed by Linus who has thin
lines of hair that go across his profiled face. Linus is continuing his
“People used to believe that ‘Dog Days’ were so named because
dogs got rabies during the hot weather, but this, of course, isn’t
In the fourth and final segment, comic box, Snoopy has turned
back fully on his back, his one ear hanging downward and his
beagle nose pointing upward, he says,
“I’m off the hook.”
Loved Charles M. Schulz paperback books, I sold my collection when
I had to move into my tiny one bedroom apartment. This was one of
my more fun style of readings from the sixties. I also was a codirector
of, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
The most wonderful memories of my father were of him reading the
Sunday comics to us, while Mom finished getting ready for church.
When she would come into the living room, her nice bright green eyes,
auburn red hair, hat and gloves on, signaling she was ready to go, all
such fine and special memories.