I’ve always liked sun dogs. There was a nice pair briefly today, in one of those lovely complex cloud formation skies, the sort of sky where the light slips in between the grey ice clouds in bands of gold.
As for where the name sun dog comes from? Wikipedia helpfully informs me it is most likely a combination of sun and an old form for ‘dew’ which means our ancestors were as smart as us. But I like the alternative, and equally solidly backed in historical records, argument that it really does refer to dogs, or hounds, or wolves. Either hunting the sun or faithful followers, take your pick.
Mythology is fun!