Mike the Mad Biologist reports that a resident of the Beacon Hill street got so fed up with bags of dog shit being left all along the street that he or she put out a trash can in the hopes that dog owners would use it - and city trash collectors would empty it. Naturally, this being Beacon Hill, somebody else promptly put a note on the can that while the idea is laudable, the can "looks pretty ugly" and should be removed.
Some 2,000 people have signed up as potential attendees at vigil for the brutally beaten dog, scheduled for Saturday, 5 p.m. at Pageant Field.
A cafe where you can pet and gaze at cats while you sip your latte, not a place for cats to enjoy mouse smoothies, that is.
I'm a young entrepreneur looking to start a cat cafe in the U.S. I'm very serious about this and determined to have be created by the end of 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. I've had this idea for a while now ever since learning about them through the internet a couple of years ago.
Cat cafes are a type of small restaurant originating in Japan where patrons can eat meals and have beverages in the company of felines.
And then, once it's up and running, somebody could open a puppy cafe.
H/t, David Harris.
John wonders whose parakeet went missing and wound up in Peters Park in the South End this afternoon. It did not appear to budgie when he approached with camera.
A cowered citizen complains:
About 20 dogs are running around off leash in the park. This is a problem. Yesterday, a special needs adult became frightened because a dog came too close to her. The owners don't care. We all love dogs, but too ma dog owners are too self-entitled to care. A lot of hard work and money has gone into beautifying this park. Some have said, "you should be more worried about the drug dealers and homeless." How about this: let's enforce ALL the laws so all can safely enjoy the park.
A grumpy citizen barks about the conditions at the newly restored fountain in Blackstone Square in the South End:
The MetroWest Daily News brings us today's depressing news, out of Framingham.
Kevin McCrea (yes, that Kevin McCrea) reports:
Sometime last night or early this morning my 2 year pet red eared slider who answers to "Bob" was taken from the fountain in front of my house at 218 West Springfield. A great favorite of the kids in the neighborhood, they are already worrying about him.
Spatch begins to say good bye to Abbie, his friend of 16 years.
A hot-dog-loving citizen humblecomplains from Heldun Street in West Roxbury:
Our dachshund stuck her head under a plant near the sidewalk, found a rat and killed it!! Can inspectional services come by to make sure there isn't a bigger problem?
No need to click on the link, unless you want to see a picture of a dead rat (in surprisingly good condition, given the ferocity for which dachshunds are known).
Boston Police report a woman who tied her pet Sparky to a railing while she went inside the Morrissey Boulevard CVS around 4 p.m. yesterday came out to find the small white dog missing.
The Proper Bostonian reports on a happy encounter with the Pot-bellied Pig of Mission Hill and a not-so-happy encounter with a bowl of fish that somebody just left on the sidewalk on Beacon Street between Mass. Ave. and Hereford:
I hope someone with an aquarium comes along and rescues them.
Pheddo reports he was chillin' by his fire pit in Brighton when a parakeet landed on the fire-pit lid. He managed to capture it with a salad-spinner bowl and now he's hoping to find the owner to reunite pet with person.
In response to a citizen complaint about a McLaughlin Playground baseball field on Mission Hill being locked up all the time except for when the local Little League is using it, the city says:
The little league field and the batting cage is locked because ... of some dog owners who allow their dogs to run wild and not picking up after their dogs.