Late this afternoon, Boston firefighters and EMTs rushed to the Jamaica Pond boathouse, off of which a man took a plunge into the ice-covered water after his dog did likewise, a day after a woman and her dog had to be rescued from the icy depths. Both man and beast got themselves out and left the scene before emergency responders could ask any embarrassing questions.
Mike Ball reports from the Boston Snow Dog Run today near the Stony Brook Reservation skating rink.
Those of us with images of driven Ititarod racers fairly devouring 1,000 miles of ice and snow were obviously amused at the huskies playing with each other and sometimes pulling in different directions. It seems they are largely pets who have a great time. Getting them competitive is not always easy.
Boston Zest shows us three leonbergers, a breed of dog nobody here at UHub World HQ had ever heard of before.
Calamity Shazaam reports from Columbus and Northampton in the Lower Roxbury/South End area that her neighbor and a couple of other folks responding to plaintive meowing from a storm drain this morning to find a cat under the grate:
Concord Town Meeting voted last year not to regulate cats, but proponents of cat herding go before Town Meeting again this year.
A concerned pet-owning citizen complains about catch basins along the East Boston stadium and Greenway:
my dog was running upon the snow suddenly he started yelling and crying i try to see what happen to him he had gotten is leg stuck and in the momentum fractured two bones. ... my little one fracture his legs and will cost me at list four thousand. dollars to get it fix.
Lehane fans searching for his missing beagle say the town wants them to start taking down the hundreds of flyers they've put up with her picture, Wicked Local Brookline reports.
And thanks to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, the answer will continue to be "no." Just ask Tommy the Dorchester Cat:
Neil the roving UHub commuter e-mails this account:
Last night around 7:00pm I get off the Orange Line at DTX and see some frantic ~20 year old kid frantically running around and asking the janitorial staff questions.
I try to be helpful so as we're heading down to the Red Line southbound, I ask him what's wrong or if he needs directions.
He says, "Oh man, I just left my cat on the train!"
I ask if it was in a carrier.
Yes, he was bring in back from the vet's after being neutered.
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.
Leslee watched a Halloween pet parade in the Back Bay yesterday. One of the participants was this boxer.
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.
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:
By leaving out hot-dog pieces soaked in antifreeze, Charlestown Patch reports.