We have entered the dog days of summer. It’s hot. The days are getting shorter. We are coming to terms with the cold reality that winter is coming ... Wait, I didn’t mean to go that way.
What I meant to say is that dogs are frickin’ awesome. We at Block + Ink are huge dog fans, as any decent human should be. We have a handful of the four legged friends stomping around our office at any given time, with one devil in particular being known to cause more than his fair share of ruckus. We have talked a lot about what to do with our unbelievably soft, comfortable, and stylish shirts: activities you could engage in while sporting our threads; ways to incorporate our unique look into your wardrobe rotation; things to say to people to give them the impression you are a worldly and cultured individual while wearing our shirts; etc.
I am not suggesting that walking your dog in a Block + Ink shirt is somehow a more enjoyable experience. But that is exactly what I am suggesting. It is better. You are cooler walking your dog in our product, in every sense of the word. You look cooler and you are physically cooler, in that these things are tailor made for hot and humid climate (though not a prerequisite by any stretch - see earlier post regarding cold weather applications of the look).
Though we have conducted extensive testing on the subject, we cannot confirm that your dog thinks that you are cooler when you wear our products, though early results indicate this to be the case. And that is what we are all striving for, right? To be the person our dogs think we are, right?
All this talk about dogs, it makes me remember this time not long ago when I was at my favorite brewery in Charleston, Revelry Brewing Co., and I saw this guy walking a dachshund in a tiny little Hawaiian shirt. Light bulbs and alarms sounded off immediately. Now, I am not saying that that I am going to leave this all behind to pursue a new venture, possibly named Paw + Ink, specializing in the most dapper dog threads out there, but I am putting that out into the universe, hoping that it happens and that I/we get our 15%. Honestly, I would do it. SharkTank, here I come, Paw + Ink! Mark better have that deal pen sharpened.
I think I got off track here. Anyway, I really just wanted to say that dogs are the best things in this world. I would take the company of a dog over 99% of humanity, without question, especially my boy Bacchus the Wonder Dog (#bacchusthewonderdog).
So, in conclusion, I think, throw on your Block + Ink shirt, grab the leash, take your dog on a nice walk, and enjoy these dog days of summer.
Editors note: It appears that our staff writer first started this assignment during the dog days of summer but, because he is a lazy creative writing major, he waited to long to publish. The “Dog Days of Summer” are actually between July 3, and August 11, and just because we thought it was interesting, here is a little article provided by ABC News explaining the origins of the term (we are history nerds here):
“When Sirius would appear in the sky just before the sun, near the end of July, that marked the beginning of the very hottest days of the year. The Romans referred to this period as "dies caniculares" or "days of the dog star," which was eventually translated as just "dog days."”
And now you know.