Robby snapped this photo of a cat on the Red Line this evening. A cat in a stroller. A big-ass stroller, apparently. He tweeted:
What's wrong with this picture? Many things ...
Another commuter, AH, also took to Twitter, around 6:20 p.m. and was more specific:
Lady with a cat in full-sized/meant for children stroller preventing me and 8 other saps from going on T. #wtf #catbitch #mbta
FYI snippy woman on the Red Line: cats (& dogs) ARE allowed on #mbta as long as they're properly contained!!!
MzKeating chimed in:
[H]ave you ever tried to get a cat to walk on a leash?
No, that sounds ridiculous. That was her rationale as well, along with cat does not like the escalator. ... Let's recap, cat, stroller, peak hours, capacity train. No, still not reasonable. Thing was gigantic.
Keep up to the minute by doing a Twitter search on #strollercat.
UPDATE: Logan the labradoodle back with owners, safe and sound.
Logan, a year-old mini labradoodle, was last seen around 3:45 p.m. yesterday at Tenean Beach.
He has an olive drab collar with a neon orange stripe. He's small, maybe 20 lbs., and dark brown.
Also: " He spent the night outdoors in the rain, and we're not sure how he's doing. He's pretty skittish, and at this point, is most likely terrified."
Meanwhile, Mayor Menino and City Councilor Rob Consalvo say they're going to try to figure out how to get around a state law that would overrule a city ordinance that requires pit-bull owners to muzzle their pets and post signs outside their houses.
The Globe reports the teen is expected to survive, as is the dog a police officer shot this afternoon in Maverick Square.
The Dorchester Reporter interviews a woman who says she was walking her leashed dog at Victory Road Park near the gas tank when an unleashed pack of dogs attacked first her pet and then her:
At this point I realized that she was about to be disemboweled and I had to do something. I started kicking the dogs as hard as I could and the dog "Bailey" looked up and grabbed my right pant leg. He shook it momentarily and at that point it occurred to me that if I were to fall to the ground my dog, my unborn baby, and myself would be killed.
By leaving out hot-dog pieces soaked in antifreeze, Charlestown Patch reports.
The Globe reports a Mission Hill resident found a boa constrictor in her backyard today.
R.S.Y Buchanan spotted this sidewalk memorial on Beacon Street in Somerville yesterday:
I'm not sure why this particular cat merits a sidewalk shrine, but as a cat lover I feel their pain.
Steph reports spotting a parakeet flitting around outside the Green Street Orange Line stop this morning.
WBZ reports the MSPCA is beginning to see cases of dogs falling ill after ingesting rat poison while out and about - two in the North End over the past week. The city says that while it does put out rat poison, it doesn't leave the stuff out in the open where dogs might get at it.
WCVB reports officials in Waltham are trying to find the owners of a parrot that flew into a police cruiser Monday.
Ed. note: Take a look at the photo and tell me that bird's name is not Charlie Brown.
A report on a cat on Cape Ann that survived getting chomped by a coyote. Complete with photo of the tooth hole the coyote left behind in the cat's head.
The MSPCA reports Mace the pomeranian mix is now short a couple of toes, which had to be amputated after getting mangled at the top of an escalator at the Forest Hills T stop:
The doctors concluded that Mace's foot was so damaged that surgery was scheduled the following day to remove two of his toes. Doctors at Angell expect Mace will make a full recovery and will even learn to walk just as well as before on his now slightly altered hind leg.
Leash enforcement. Now. I've counted 18 dogs running unleashed. One has just mounted and began mating with another, both too far from their owners for it to be broken up before my 6 year old nephew asked me what was going on. This is madness. The fountain is a filthy dog bath, and the stench of poop is in the air no matter which bench you sit on.
NorthEndWaterfront.com posts photos of dog walkers walking their dogs on playing fields meant for kids.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a steaming controversy that pits dog owners vs. parents and other residents fed up with mounds of dog "caca" on neighborhood playing fields.
When a man with a large dark brown dog and a blond woman with a small white dog came 3 feat from shortstop, I said to them, "You can't have your dog off the lease and doing caca on the baseball fields.
The man replied IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN, "You're the guy who gave me a hard time before, F**k you, lick my ass". You're not even from the neighborhood”.
Erin Sullivan reports from the Blue Line today:
Dude next to me on the MBTA had an iguana on his shoulder and I didn't notice until it tried TO CLIMB ON ME. There goes 10 years of my life. I fear reptiles as much as I fear birds only I SHOULD NEVER ENCOUNTER A REPTILE.
Birds will just have to fend for themselves, Town Meeting decides (but recall it took four tries to get a ban on plastic water bottles).
The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports it found a Chinese Golden Pheasant wandering around Braintree this afternoon. Since the bird's not native to these parts, league workers wonder who lost a pet. The ARL also reports finding a mystery snake in Everett today (Ed. note: Yeah, we thought Penelope, too, but the Red Line doesn't go anywhere near Everett).
The Animal Rescue League of Boston to the, well, rescue.