Channel 4 reports a woman burned out of her River Street home last month recently returned to the property to look for belongings - and promptly heard scratching noises being made by her pet, Lola the long-haired dachshund. Lola had somehow survived not only the two-alarm fire but being locked inside the remains of the building for a month.... Read more
The MSPCA reports on a truckload of puppies and adult dogs that bypassed legally required checks and quarantines to wind up crammed into cages in a Norfolk County home being used as a pet adoption center:
Of the infected dogs, four of the puppies were severely ill. The puppies would not react to stimuli and would collapse when they tried to stand, some unable... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a pet owner's stroll along the Charles River in Brighton almost ended in tragedy when the ice his black Labrador was walking on broke away from shore and floated out into the river around 8 p.m.
Firefighters from Engine 29, Ladder 11 and Rescue 1 responded to a 911 call from near Community Rowing. A firefighter from Ladder 11... Read more
Somerville animal control would like to have a word with you.
Librarian on the Run narrowly misses a pile this morning, then notices somebody else wasn't so lucky, then counts five heaping piles between G and L streets:
I've lived here for almost 10 years now, and for all the Southie Pride talk people love to spout off, I continue to see examples that it's mostly a bunch of dog sh*t.... Read more
Rob Consalvo, who represents Hyde Park, will seek a change in state law that would let the city go after pit-bull owners who ignore the city's law requiring pit bulls to be muzzled outside.
Eastboston.com reports there's a meeting May 11 to talk about planning a dog park for the neighborhood - such as where it should go.
The outlaw Joyce Linehan reports she got a ticket (which refers to her as "suspect") today for walking her "pit bull" (who in fact is not a pit bull) without a muzzle through Ashmont. Linehan vows now to give in to Boston's pit-bull muzzle law:
... So, we will be driving to Milton or Quincy twice a day now to walk. And if... Read more
I have been meaning to write this post for a while. Tonight pushed me over the edge.
I have a 13+ year old dog who is literally on her last legs. Luckily I live across from Highland Park in the Fort Hill neighborhood of Roxbury. Since I moved in over 2 years ago I have been walking Ramona at Fort Hill everyday. There is... Read more
Penny Cherubino photographs a waiting dog outside Salumeria Italiana in the North End.
Rhea Becker posts photos from last night's Yappy Hour at the Liberty Hotel.
Evan reports on the Bay Colony Dog Show at the Bayside Expo Center:
... A woman brought by her fawn-colored French Bulldog and fielded questions. Now, this woman was frazzled and took this a but too seriously, I think. Someone asked her questions about the range of color (I myself haven't seen a fawn colored Frenchie in person). She replied that it runs the... Read more
Jeff Cutler reports on the phenomenon of new mothers leashing their dogs to their baby's strollers, at least as observed on Newbury Street:
... I'm pretty certain if a life-size Chuck Wagon truck or a wild deer dashed through downtown, these dogs would be galloping across busy streets dragging mothers, infants and strollers through traffic to certain doom.
And if not doom, definitely destruction.... Read more