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Linus and Sally talk about “Dog Days”

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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

lecture,

“People used to believe that ‘Dog Days’ were so named because

dogs got rabies during the hot weather, but this, of course, isn’t

true.”

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.