When someone says Dog Days of summer one might think about the most blistering period of summer, from July to September. But did you know, dog days were named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean? The period was reckoned as extending from 20 day before and 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the sun.
Of course, when someone talks about Dog Daze in Stapleton it is all about dogs relishing in swimming pools. I mean actual dogs, not stars. That’s right. Every year the pools close on Labor Day (for humans). The following weekend the F-15 pool celebrates the dogs of Stapleton.
This year on Sunday, September 13th, your fury canine friend can join in on the fun! Play fetch. Swim a few laps. Hang out with dog friends. Heck, bask in the sun! All the while, the humans will stand at the side of the pool watching in envy as the dogs partake in the last swim of the season.
Dog Daze does cost $5 per dog; however the proceeds benefit Planned Pethood Plus, Inc. The times are even broken up so the little dogs can enjoy the fun without having to worry about bigger dogs and vice versa. Small dogs (under 40lbs) check in at 12:45 pm and swimming will begin at 1 pm. Big dogs (over 40 lbs) check in at 1:45 pm, with swimming beginning at 2:00 pm.
If you haven’t registered your dog yet it isn’t too late as registration is open until Friday, September 11th. If you’re still debating, you can register the day of the event (as space allows) for $10 per dog (cash only).
Once you have experienced the Dog Daze that expression will take on a whole new meaning, one that is truly uniquely Stapleton.