Saturday, April 28, 2007

Grace the dog

Grace is the beautiful Italian Greyhound in the pic. She was on a walk in Harvard Square last Sunday, while we were taking the amazing mobile tour of Harvard University realised by Untravel Media.
Strangely, his owner referred that no one stopped him before to take a pic of his dog!

Friday, April 27, 2007

A Little Woman at Amory Playground in Brookline

Amory Playground is one of the largest parks in Brookline. In the afternoon, local students often play soccer or baseball here, but from dusk on and in the morning until 1 pm, you can let your dog run off leash!

One of the park's neighbours that takes her dog to this park is Beth (pictured below). Her 1.5 year old lab mix has been rescued from a shelter. Her name is Chloe, but this is not her real name. Beth tells us the funny and amazing story about the origin of her and her dog's names that lead them two together.

Beth's name comes from the book "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. Chloe's original name was Beth, like her owner! Chloe, and her siblings at the rescue center were all named after the sisters (the main characters) in "Little Women." To make it easier for the family, the dog Beth received the new nick name Chloe.

Duffy, the beautiful Wisla in the picture below, is 3 year old and he is visiting the park together with his owner Dror.

Dror and Duffy are both from Israel and they have only been in Boston for 4 months, so going to the park is a good opportunity to find new friends!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fenced-in dog park in Charles St

Here is one of the few fenced-in dog parks in Boston.
The park is located at the intersection of Warrengton and Charles St, close to the Milner hotel, a few blocks away from Boston Common.
There are normally less than ten dogs at the same time here. Most of the dogs play at the park during the morning and late afternoon.

Meet Lucy, a gorgeous and very active Golden Doodle who loves come here and play with her dad Matt!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Four Preppy Paws

Heidi Barraza owns Four Preppy Paws, the high-end pet shop located in 103 Charles Street, in Beacon Hill, Boston. Heidi opened the shop last year and she manages it with the important help of Cricket and Chatham Barraza.
The management team is pictured above!

The shop offers a variety of clothes, accessories and treats. They also commissioned the Beacon Hill dogs calendar.

The little Nicolas, pictured below, visited the shop with his puppy Woody and his mom. He is feeding Woody with a cookie that Heidi gave to him. Heidi is selling delicious treats, including cookies from Polka Dog Bakery.

While we were at the shop, one of Heidi's customers walked in and referred that her sister's dog died after eating some dog food she bought at Trader's Joe. The brand wasn't in the pet food recall list , but it was produced by one of the companies selling other brands that are in the list.
We are very sorry for the small Yorkshire Terrier. With Heidi your dog is as safe as houses: the food she sells is organic and you are not running any risk.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A visit to Dr. James Sawyers' hospital in East Boston

Last week, we met with Dr. James Sawyers who practices at two clincs, one in East Boston (East Boston Animal Hospital) and the other in South Boston.
Dr. Sawyers and his staff at the East Boston Animal Hospital were very friendly and shared with us, a great deal of thie expertise in the animal care field. Pictured below is Tine in the clinic.

Dr. Sawyers even let us observ a dental care procedure beeing performed on Cam, a cat (pictured below in the arms of Maria).

Pictured above is Dr. Sawyers with his winning smile, holding a photo of his dog, Taz, the first dog in Boston that was having her cells collected for future cloning.

Among the services provided from the clinic, there is Flavor Veterinary System, that makes your pet's medication taste like delicious flavors such as chicken pot pie, shrimp cocktail, mother's milk, or mom's banana bread, among others.

The East Boston Animal Hospital is located in 1007 Saratoga St, in East Boston, MA. Check out the Boston Veterinary Associates web page for more information.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Dogs visiting Cause to Paws in Brookline

Here are Teddy and Lisa, visiting the Cause to Paws shop in Brookline owned by Terry and E.G.

And here is Molly, a 6 month old puppy who just got neutered. Molly visited Pretty Paws with Brad and Amanda. Molly is friendly with other dogs, but she seemed very upset and started to bark when she saw this stuffed dog. She calmed down when Amanda introduced her to the new dog.

Another partner of the shop is Decia, so funny in her "Little Red Riding Hood"-coat!

Tine is holding the faboulous "I had a nightmare... I was a Chihuahua" t-shirt for dogs, our favourite item in the shop.

Our second favorite item is the peanut butter scented bubbles for dogs. They are strong long lasting bubbles so dogs can play with them for a while before eating them!