By - 2/12/08 - 9:47 pm

Spatch posts the bulletin that Abbie the cat is back where he belongs tonight - and eating up a storm, but otherwise none the worse for wear.

Apparently, Abbie never went very far even as Spatch, his roommates and a whole lot of other people fanned out across greater Davis Square looking for him - he was holed up in the "bahn" of the house next door:

By - 2/12/08 - 4:50 pm

Another dog gets shocked, in South Boston, but lives.

By - 2/5/08 - 9:16 pm

Spatch reports he has not seen his cat, Abbie, since Sunday:

By - 12/17/07 - 5:34 pm

It's good to know that, even in the midst of rapidly declining readership, an endless series of staff buyouts and a fast-shrinking news hole, the Boston Globe has found one area in which it can beef up its coverage: Spotting the trends that matter to the Boston area's rich. Because Lord knows this is a group that has been sadly neglected in the past.

By - 12/15/07 - 9:33 pm

A couple of dogs playing at the Arboretum today.

By - 12/6/07 - 6:05 pm

Apparently, pushing babies in strollers is tres passe in both NoWa and SoWa. JD reports spotting somebody pushing a doggy stroller - yes, a stroller designed for a dog:

By - 11/5/07 - 3:23 pm

SnifBostonDogs reports on the neighborhood's new doggy park, which officially opened yesterday.

By - 10/29/07 - 10:37 pm

Dogs. Cats. Even giraffes. But apparently not hamsters.

Special bonus cuteness: Baby Sox fan.

By - 10/28/07 - 7:25 pm

The Missus posts photos from today's annual doggie Halloween parade on the Common.

By - 10/16/07 - 8:59 am

On the way to the Maroon 5 concert at the Garden, Susie comes upon a crowd of people by the escalators in North Station:

By - 10/15/07 - 9:50 am

Andrew Watson and family realized they could no longer provide Betsy, the hound they'd adopted more than four years ago, the attention she needed. He describes their last day together - before bringing her to the Angell Memorial adoption center:

By - 8/10/07 - 9:00 am

Ah, what would we do without LiveJournal? Taxine posts a query on B0st0n LiveJournal:

Okay, so does anyone know where(or if) I can buy a formalin (formaldehyde) solution locally? I'm not a funeral director, scientist, or student, I'm just interested in preserving a pet frog who died of old age.

Naturally, helpful LJers suggest alternatives to the powerful chemical, including brandy and freezing - although Morbidqua advises against the latter, because of the possibility of power outages or changes of address:

By - 6/6/07 - 2:23 pm

Talonvaki takes Gun-Hee on a ride 'neath the streets of Boston (and Cambridge):

By - 4/4/07 - 2:01 pm

Lis Riba has a sick kittie who now only seems to consume liquidy stuff, like the water tuna comes packed in and the liquid that is not the gelatinous gloop that makes members of my nuclear family gag whenever I open a jar of gefilte fish (they're not so fond of the gefiltes themselves, either). So she asks if Boston-area folks could save the liquids, then contact her to arrange pickup.

By - 1/28/07 - 5:12 pm

Steve Garfield posts a photo of a lost-dog poster at Jamaica Pond.

By - 12/10/06 - 2:04 pm

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.

By - 12/4/06 - 10:41 pm

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 to pay for leash stickers to prove residence?