Dogs Days of Summer - Mac's Sweet Escape

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors


Monday is Labor Day! It's the unofficial end to summer, and while historically, we do continue to get hot weather into September, the Dog Days of Summer are winding down.


The Dog Days of Summer is thought of as the period of time with the most uncomfortable hot and sultry days. In actuality, the meaning of the phrase is linked to the the dog star Sirius, and its position in the sky. 


Regardless, when it gets hot in our area, Mac, our white Golden Retriever always knows what to do - seek out water, any water. It's a great escape and a surefire cure for the Dog Days of Summer.




This post is for Anna Banana's Active Rain Dog Days of Challenge for August. Nothing like getting it in just under the deadline wire. Since this is going to be sent out in an email blast to our SOI tomorrow, we are keeping the text rather short. The video will tell the story. 


We've not used this video for an end-of-summer email blast before and it makes perfect sense to use it.  Therefore, we are grateful Anna came up with the Dog Days of Summer idea. Naturally our white Golden Retriever instantly came to mind.


Mac is always a likable star for videos and any of our videos featuring him tend to be the most popular. And for the most part, they are timeless. In fact, this video was shot several years ago while visiting with a group of friends called the "Golden Girls."

The friendships developed while walking our dogs ( mostly Goldens) at a local dog park. This particular day was hot and all the dogs were laying in the shade, except our goofball. He made a run for the sprinkler with a big finish in the kiddie pool. 

This video reminds us to capitalize more often on Mac's charming personality and good looks in our video production lineup for this Fall.  

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Debb and Bernie- I've missed seeing Mac!!! Our Brittany used to go in the pool on her own and swim laps then get out, shake off and...come into the house all wet and smelling like a dog!!! Loved it! Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend. 

Aug 31, 2019 05:23 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debb and Bernie - I'd say there's a lot of fun and frolic as Mac experiences the dog days of Summer!  I imagine that's true beyond the unofficial or the official end of season.  

Aug 31, 2019 05:25 PM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your Dog Days post.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Aug 31, 2019 05:26 PM #3
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Mac is one smart pup. Love it. Hope you have had a great day in the yard.

Aug 31, 2019 09:12 PM #4
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, that Mac just KNOWS that water is the key to happiness...and staying hydrated in the heat of the summer months! What an adorable video too - he's definitely got the right idea.

Aug 31, 2019 09:23 PM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That brings back such fond memmories of our black lab, Max Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD. He used to lay down on top of the sprinkler, while my kids were running through it on hot days...

Aug 31, 2019 10:11 PM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That video of Mac jumping around in the water was precious, Debb. Reminded me of how our Max used to love to jump through the water when our sprinklers would go on... Gracie, not so much... she was a girl and didn't like to have bad hair days.

Sep 01, 2019 08:03 AM #7
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Debb & Bernie,
I love the video of Mac romping in the Sprinkler. When you have a star in the family, you must share with us.   I also love your regular Nature As Neighbors video. I get a little twinge of nostalgia whenever I see it, having grown up in the Gorge.  

Sep 01, 2019 11:22 AM #8
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD love your post! Mac is a funny guy - and he sure loves water.  Fabulous idea to send out the video to your sphere!

Sep 01, 2019 02:47 PM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb,  Love the music to go along with the blog and lucky Mac.  Weather in Denver up to 98 today!


Sep 02, 2019 08:59 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a beautiful place and I am glad that Mac knows to seek out water when he gets hot.

Sep 02, 2019 09:07 AM #11
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Delightful video, Debb, and a super way to engage your sphere and keep top of mind.

Sep 02, 2019 09:46 AM #12
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's so cute - I wish my little JRTs would like going in the little pool - they think it's too much like a dog bath.

Sep 03, 2019 01:16 AM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved the video and there is one happy dog no matter if it is Summer or not, it is clear to me, Endre

Sep 04, 2019 11:38 PM #14
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The dog days can really make life on the planet that much sweeter with kind eyes like those.

Sep 05, 2019 10:22 PM #15
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