DM Nelson reports Thunder's morning job used to be to go out to the driveway and retrieve the morning Globe. But now, "he's ready to file for unemployment."
Dave Pham wondered why there was a box of chew toys at the Stodder's Neck dog park in Hingham. Then he read the note on the side.
H/t Chris Devers.
A graffiti-hating citizen reports this "illegal graffiti" on Bolton Street in South Boston. We await the city blasting this off, to be followed by a complaint about unleashed dogs running amok on Bolton.
H/t Joseph G.
An area resident who normally walks her dog in the woods where JP, West Roxbury and Roslindale meet reports both wound up in an ER due to an attack by two larger dogs whose owner couldn't keep them on leash: Read more.
John Hanzl recounts what happened this morning with his dog, Izzy:
Woke us up this morning (5:20am) whining, when she never does. So I took her out (live in ancient loft on top floor in south end and only people in building). Was confronted with overwhelming smell of gas on way outside. So called 911 - we are friends with firemen at the Eagle. They came - long story, building main electrical feed was shorting downstairs. and the arcing was causing ozone, that Izzy smelled and saved our lives.
Ditto the dog went missing on South Huntington Avenue the other night. Wound up spending the night at the city animal pound in Roslindale. And then she was reunited with her owner.
Maryr spotted these dogs and turkeys warily eyeing each other through a fence in Brighton yesterday.
Gordon Hallett watched Richard and Rambo whiz by on Middlesex Avenue in Medford yesterday.
UPDATE: Owner found.
Boston Animal Control reports this male chocolate Lab was found in tough shape near the reservoir yesterday, with no license tag or microchip:
The dog is currently at Angell Animal Medical Center at 350 South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain. This is an intact male Chocolate Labrador Retriever. If this is your dog please contact them at 617 522 7282 immediately!
Guy was puttering around the water in front of Christopher Columbus Park today, and his dog spent most of the time in the bow.
Zinnia shows us the hound in front of Beacon Hill Plumbing and Heating on Myrtle Street.
Bonus fun photo: The dog is also in the Google street view of the storefront.
Police officers found two dogs in two broiling cars on Boylston Street this afternoon. Just as they were calling in the Fire Department to open up the cars, one of the owners arrived. The other one, however, did not: Read more.
UPDATE: Dog found.
Please contact me immediately at 919-225-0654 if Poet is is spotted - He escaped during the storm Tuesday and was running around between Brighton Ctr. and Oak Square. He has not been spotted since - We think he may be hiding out near Oak Square. If you live in the area, PLEASE CHECK AROUND YOUR HOUSE (e.g. bushes, garage, under porches, any hiding place). Thank you - I am desperate to find him. Read more.
Jason Gentry, 35, who ran a dog-training facility in Lynn, had bail set at $1,000 today on charges he hanged two Pinscher puppies, then disposed of their bodies behind a Revere gas station last fall, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding the formal charges are malicious killing of an animal and animal cruelty.
A Long Beach, NY man, Dominick Donovan, was arrested in New York and will be arraigned later as well, the DA's office says. Read more.
The Boston Public Health Commission today banned boating and fishing at Jamaica Pond and warned residents to stay away from the water, because of a massive bloom of blue-green algae. The commission says: Read more.
A dog wandering through the Green Line tunnel between Boylston and Park today was rescued thanks to an alert trolley driver and Green Line Inspector Tara Egan, the MBTA reports.
A T spokesman says: Read more.