pets

By - 9/11/12 - 11:48 pm

The Globe reports a Mission Hill resident found a boa constrictor in her backyard today.

By - 9/1/12 - 12:21 pm

Feline feelings at Somerville sidewalk shrine.

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.

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By - 8/30/12 - 9:10 am

Steph reports spotting a parakeet flitting around outside the Green Street Orange Line stop this morning.

By - 8/23/12 - 10:08 am

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.... Read more

By - 8/14/12 - 10:09 am

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.

By - 7/26/12 - 5:54 pm

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.

By - 7/9/12 - 4:24 pm

Meow

Hillary, who took this photo, has another suggestion:

Dear sir, perhaps you should ask your cat to be less friendly.

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By - 6/22/12 - 12:41 pm

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

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By - 6/22/12 - 9:19 am

An outraged South Ender wonders why dog owners refuse to go to the neighborhood dog park instead of befouling Blackstone Square:

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

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By - 6/19/12 - 2:08 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com posts photos of dog walkers walking their dogs on playing fields meant for kids.

By - 6/6/12 - 6:55 am

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

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By - 5/14/12 - 6:37 am

Jason Scott's cat, Sockington, has the sort of Twitter following marketers would kill for. Well, not literally. That we know of. In any case, Scott reports some company offered to pay him for tweets on the feed. He explains why he turned the offer down.... Read more

By - 5/7/12 - 2:14 pm

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.

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By - 4/27/12 - 8:33 am

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).

By - 4/21/12 - 4:16 pm

Pheasant to look at

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... Read more

By - 3/24/12 - 11:35 am

The Animal Rescue League of Boston to the, well, rescue.

By - 3/22/12 - 8:23 am

Rattus norvegicus?

Man Man the Sox Fan captured a moment on the 66 bus a couple weeks back.

Copyright Man Man the Sox Fan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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