pets

By - 6/11/08 - 9:37 am

Fabulously Out There, who does not have air conditioning, came home last night to find her dog really, really hot:

... So I did what any normal person would do....I opened the freezer and made him stand in it.

Worked like a charm.

No, I did NOT close the door on him. He was standing right next to my ice cream and you could

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By - 5/15/08 - 9:10 pm

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

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By - 5/1/08 - 7:09 pm

Roslindale's Pet Cabaret provides links for people who want to ban dog rentals in Massachusetts:

... 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

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By - 4/15/08 - 8:21 pm

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. ...

By - 2/16/08 - 6:28 pm

Carver Just Became a 3-Legged Dog tells the story of a Jamaica Plain dog who lost a leg to cancer.

By - 2/12/08 - 9:47 pm

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

By - 2/12/08 - 4:50 pm

Another dog gets shocked, in South Boston, but lives.

By - 2/5/08 - 9:16 pm

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

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By - 12/17/07 - 5:34 pm

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.

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By - 12/15/07 - 9:33 pm
Rowf!

A couple of dogs playing at the Arboretum today.

By - 12/6/07 - 6:05 pm

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

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By - 11/5/07 - 3:23 pm

SnifBostonDogs reports on the neighborhood's new doggy park, which officially opened yesterday.

By - 10/29/07 - 10:37 pm

Dogs. Cats. Even giraffes. But apparently not hamsters.

Special bonus cuteness: Baby Sox fan.

By - 10/28/07 - 7:25 pm

The Missus posts photos from today's annual doggie Halloween parade on the Common.

By - 10/16/07 - 8:59 am

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

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By - 10/15/07 - 9:50 am

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

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