Michael Pahre reports getting a robo-call from some company asking if he knew the whereabouts of some lost cat in his neighborhood:
... How much does this service cost? A lot! Prices range from $65 for 250 robo-calls (suitable for a low-density rural location) to $425 for 5000 robo-calls in a dense, urban environment.
Note that the organization's website claims that they are exempt... Read more
... If you think dogs and cats should not be used and returned like ZipCars, now's the time to do something about it. Waiting even a few weeks could be too late. FlexPetz, which rents companion dogs by the hour or day, is poised to open in Boston... Read more
Ashley reports seeing a guy taking a pig for a walk through Boston Common this afternoon:
... This might not have fazed me if I had been in Cambridge, but I am more used to seeing horses or stockbrokers on this side of the Charles. ...
Carver Just Became a 3-Legged Dog tells the story of a Jamaica Plain dog who lost a leg to cancer.
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... Read more
Another dog gets shocked, in South Boston, but lives.
Spatch reports he has not seen his cat, Abbie, since Sunday:
... I don't want to lose the big guy so soon. This is killing me inside and I feel absolutely helpless from behind this desk. I've contacted animal control and nearby vets and agencies. Nobody's brought in a throw rug yet. It's rainy and shitty outside. He won't be going anywhere for a... Read more
Jody can now speak to this with first-hand knowledge.
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.
Thankfully,... Read more
A couple of dogs playing at the Arboretum today.
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:
... Thinking it was just a fluke, I remember my friend Chris commenting on a mosquito-net enclosed doggy baby carriage we saw some lady pushing along the bay in San Diego a couple of years... Read more
SnifBostonDogs reports on the neighborhood's new doggy park, which officially opened yesterday.
The Missus posts photos from today's annual doggie Halloween parade on the Common.
On the way to the Maroon 5 concert at the Garden, Susie comes upon a crowd of people by the escalators in North Station:
... When we stopped and looked, we realized that a little puppy was stuck in the escalator! It was a little Pomeranian-like dog whose paw somehow got stuck at the top. People were freaking out because help was taking a... Read more
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:
... She and I walked there. This was partly because the car was busy elsewhere. But it was best, I think, that we had... Read more
Mountain lion or tabby in desperate need of some diet Iams?
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 -... Read more