out & about in j.p.

Spotted! Sidewalk Score of a Lifetime

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I spotted the slice on the ground, outside the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, but assumed I’d have time to grab it before Arlo did. But in one fell swoop he scooped it up, like he’d been born knowing that if you have to quickly grab a piece of pizza on the run, you always grab it by the crust. It was downright athletic. Of course, then he went into defensive posture, giving me looks like, “Mofo, if you try to take THIS from me, I will bite you. I don’t care whose mama you are. Do you see the size of this piece of pizza???”

I sure did. Since it was practically the size of his whole body, I did not want Arlo ingesting this thing. So I decided to go to battle. First I grabbed and tore at it, getting decent chunks. Meanwhile, he’s trying to gulp the whole thing down, or what was remaining, without even chewing. Time was of the essence, and I didn’t have a single treat on me to try to barter. (Continue for 2 more photos…)  (more…)

Spotted! Sadie, Unstoppable Lady

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Arlo and I had the absolute pleasure of running into this determined little love the other day at Peter’s Hill. Sadie is a 16 year old cockapoo. She’s actually a Rozzie dog but her tenacity of spirit and sheer adorability made it so she entered into that rare category of non-JP Dogs who make the cut for the blog. Sadie’s been rolling around on her wheels since two years ago when he legs gave out. Though her human said she’s hard of hearing and her vision is fading, that didn’t stop her from chasing after Arlo. He usually tries to hump other dogs, but with Sadie he just couldn’t figure out how to rig the system! (Continue for 2 more photos…) (more…)

DOG FOUND WANDERING ON OUR STREET!

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UPDATE: WONDERFUL NEWS! AUGGIE THE CHOCOLATE LAB HAS BEEN REUNITED WITH HIS HUMANS!!

CHOCOLATE LAB DOG WITHOUT TAGS FOUND WANDERING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD JUST NOW. (10:45 pm)

Found by my housemate at the corner of Spring Park Avenue and Adelaide Street. He called Angell Memorial and they said to bring him to the Shelter where they can take care of him until his humans are found. (more…)

Spotted! Lyle in the Wild

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The other day Arlo and I were rounding a corner, looking at all the lovely trees when all of a sudden I noticed a little white puffball in the midst of the greenery. It was Lyle! He was sitting there quietly, also looking at all the lovely trees. We first met Lyle as a puppy when he was out and about, but I didn’t actually know where he lived so it was really fun to see him, out of the blue, in his home territory, and all grown up. (Continue for one more photo…) (more…)