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Summer continues at BP….meaning time to enjoy the dog days of summer and perhaps even thoughts to autumn ahead.

But before we get to September and beyond, let’s enjoy August and think about a famous phrase we all have heard: the “dog days of summer”.  Do any of us know what this phrase actually means? Many think of the dog days as the summer days so devastatingly hot that even dogs have no energy to do anything but lie down and pant.

In truth, the phrase originally had nothing to do with dogs or lazy days of summer – the phrase actually refers to the dog star, Sirius, and its position in the heavens. (Who knew?)

So in ancient times, the “dog days” occurred around the day in late July when Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun. These days were thought to be the hottest of the year: a period that could bring fever, or even catastrophe. (It’s probably a more pleasant way to think of the “dog days” as the relaxing, quiet days where we all just try to beat the heat!)

As summer continues and we will slowly begin to ease into the next season, it is a great time to start thinking about what we can do to make fall as productive as it can be. For those who are not aware of the foundation of BP – its our nationwide trash and recycling solutions. We are known for fiscally beneficial waste management, and ensure the quick, efficient and safe removal of waste, debris, recycling or composting material, whether on a permanent or temporary basis.

So as you take inventory of your business needs as you head into the fall, remember BP and the different services we have to offer, paired with 24/7 availability and top-notch customer service.

Enjoy the last days of summer – and now you can share the story of what the “dog days” actually are with those who are not familiar with the history of the phrase!