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.
The Milton owner of an 8-year-old parakeet rushed the "bloodied, barely conscious" bird to Angell Animal Medical Center last month after she turned on a shop vac - not realizing the budgie had crawled into the device moments before. In a statement, Angell says veterinarians first stabilized Marie Margarone's Birdie, then got the pet into surgery:
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.
The MSPCA in Jamaica Plain has this giant cat up for adoption.
Scott Eisen lets us in on the lives of Ryan Peterson and his pig, Bobby, who live on Mission Hill.
Newton Police report on a swine time this morning:
Call of a pig roaming around the Hagen Rd area. Sure enough when officers arrived they found Ziggy the pig in a back yard. A short time later the owner was found and said Ziggy got out through a hole in the fence of his backyard. The owner put Ziggy on a leash and took him home.
The man was holding the rabbit, Rachel Chapman reports.
Bobby the Pig paid a visit to the Tasty Burger in the Fenway tonight, as Roar of the Tigers shows us.
Scott Eisen was on hand today as Bobby the Pig made the rounds of the Public Garden and ran into a guy dressed like his worst nightmare.
Photographer Scott Eisen has been spending some time with Ryan Peterson and his pet, Bobby.
Bobby on Newbury Street.
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.