Oh, for the good old days when it was just North End parents battling it out with dog owners letting their hounds run free over the asphalt of the Gassy park. Now, NorthEndWaterfront.com reports, it's dog owners vs. dog owners in a battle to the death, or something, over their right to unleash their pets in a park clearly marked "No dogs allowed" - complete with photo by one owner of another guy's dogs looking like they're going right for his jugular.
North End Deals reports:
A dog owner just told me he noticed blue rat poison at small park on Charter St., North End, Boston. WTF. As a dog owner I am BS!!
Emily Fraser reports:
My co-worker's dog ate blue rat poison at that park Friday and, thank God, survived.
Valerie Collanton adds the same thing happened at the park last year.
Starting today, Boston residents can get or renew a dog license onlline.
Along with your credit-card number and basic info, you'll also need to upload photos of proof your pet is up to date with rabies vaccination and that he or she has been neutered.
People who prefer getting their licenses the old fashioned way can still go down to City Hall or the city pound in Roslindale.
So where does a massive bulldog sit on the Orange Line? Anywhere he wants.
Wellesley Police report a doggie-day-car van crashed into a utility pole yesterday and seven canines bolted for freedom.
The Herald reports on this morning's rescue off Castle Island.
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 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.
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.
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.