The Dog Days of Summer are officially a 40-day period that begins on July 3 and is noted for producing some of the warmest weather of the year. This year, the Northeast didn’t have a classic heat wave (3 consecutive days of 90 degrees or more). And now the dog days of summer are officially over. But that doesn’t mean that the dogs didn’t have fun.

They met friends in the park.

P greets second friend

They enjoyed concerts.

concert dog

And popcorn.

Nora popcorn

And ice cream.

ice cream beagle mix

They rode the New York City subways.

subway dog

To ball games.

Citi Field 2

And street fairs.

leia arcade booth

And one lucky dog even got a meatball of her own.

meatball leia 2

So as we say farewell to summer 2014, it’s time to look forward to romps in the woods and chasing squirrels looking for acorns. Then there will be pictures with Santa and shucking snowballs. And, before you know it, Starbucks will put out their outdoor tables and the dog days of summer will return.Starbucks dog