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
PRESERVING Boston Common should mean much more than keeping the grass green ("Large events may become uncommon at city's beloved park," Page B1, March 20). The Common was America 's very first public grounds and the city should not regulate away the right of the people to assemble peaceably there for the sake of a greener lawn. If greener grass is what the city wants,... Read more
A couple of dogs playing at the Arboretum today.
Join Boston Pride for the first-ever Paws For Pride on Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Faneuil Hall.
This all-new Puppy Pride will feature a Community Costume Contest with prizes for "Best in Size" (small, medium and large dogs) and a grand prize for "Best in Show." There's a limit to 100 dogs so pre-registration is strongly recommended!
Last night, the Boston Parks Department hosted a public meeting to discuss renovations to the Phillips Street Park (which is on Phillips Street between Garden and Anderson on Beacon Hill).
The meeting was led by Angie Murray, project manager, from Boston Parks. Also in attendance: Claire Couric Batchelor from CBA Landscape Architects.
Ms. Murray is planning a three-meeting planning process. During this first meeting,... Read more
There's less chance the dog will be carried off by a coyote. Police report that's what happened early this morning to a terrier running off leash in woods off River Street in Mattapan:
... The coyote and the terrier were not located.
Big fight over whether dog owners should be allowed any time to let their dogs off leash at Winthrop Park. The Park and Recreation Commission is involved. So is the Brookline Green Dog Committee (What, no Blue Dog Committee?). Even Brookline's relations with neighboring communities are at stake: Are Boston and Newton dogs sneaking in? And if so, should Brookline dog owners be forced... Read more
DogBoston is aghast at the possibility the state might require dogs to be leashed at all times in state parks. Instead, the group wants certain areas in parks set aside so dogs can
form killer packs socialize and frolic.
We have our beach back! The tourists and teens are gone, very gone. The beach is empty. To windy for all but the hardiest wind surfers - is that you Senator Kerry - and the local dog walkers.
Byron loves the beach, he enjoys digging in the sand, barking at the seagulls, and rolling in all those smelly things the ocean specializes in throwing... Read more