The writer writes tonight:
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.
The Globe reports a Mission Hill resident found a boa constrictor in her backyard today.
R.S.Y Buchanan spotted this sidewalk memorial on Beacon Street in Somerville yesterday:
Steph reports spotting a parakeet flitting around outside the Green Street Orange Line stop this morning.
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.
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.
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.
Hillary, who took this photo, has another suggestion:
Dear sir, perhaps you should ask your cat to be less friendly.
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 full recovery and will even learn to walk just as well as before on his now slightly altered hind leg.