08/21/14 10:22pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

Now I realize this a bit of a depressing FQotD but a reader suggested a similar poll and frankly I’m just curious. If you don’t mind sharing what happened please give a bit more detail of the incident(s) in the comments. I’d be curious to know where it happened and when (what year) it happened? I’d also be curious to know if an arrest/conviction was made?

08/21/14 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user jmasher

Congrats to PoPville pick jaj with:

“Officers, weren’t you told, its unconstitutional to restrict my right to bear arms.”

Congrats to PoP pick anon with:

“Can I just pay you guys the $25 fine?”

Honorable mention to zoey with:

“ILLUSIONS, Michael!”

Winners and honorable mention, please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, tote bags or onesies.

08/21/14 4:35pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Wayan Vota

Though it’s always sad to learn of the public pools closing schedule – there is one more day of happiness for many – Doggie Day Swim. This year DPR tells me it will be on Saturday, Sept 6th at Randall (25 I Street, SW), Upshur (4300 Arkansas Ave, NW) and Francis (2435 N Street, NW) pools from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Ed. Note: Reminder from previous years – “All dogs must have a valid DC dog license, issued by DOH, to enter the pool. For more information on how to obtain a dog license, call DOH at (202) 535-232 or go to the DOH Dog License website.”

UPDATE: From the full press release:

“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will partner with the Department of Health (DOH) to host the Sixth Annual DPR Doggie Day Swim on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 12 pm to 4 pm at DPR’s Upshur Main & Kiddie Pool (4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW); Francis Pool (25th & N Street, NW); and Randall Pool (South Capitol and I Sts., SW).

With the end of the outdoor swimming season, this annual event provides dogs with a one day opportunity to partake in the pools, enjoy a swim and play fun aquatics games. DOH will be on location to monitor the health and safety of the pets and their owners; to ensure that all dogs have a DC dog license; and to provide outreach and education on animal related issues.

Admission is free, however all dogs must have a valid, DOH-issued DC dog license, to enter the pool. DPR and DOH encourage dog owners to obtain dog licenses prior to Doggie Day Swim. For more information on how to obtain a dog license, call DOH at (202) 535-2323 or go to the DOH Dog License website. Licenses will be issued on site, however dog owners must have all the required documentation (proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations; and proof of spaying/neutering) and fee payment. Only money orders or personal checks are accepted (no credit cards nor cash), made payable to “DC Treasurer.” The cost of the license is $15 for dogs that are spayed/neutered and $50 for non-spayed/neutered dogs.

Attendance on the day of the event will be based on capacity at the time of arrival. During Doggie Day Swim, there will be a capacity limit in terms of the number of dogs allowed in the pool at one time; 75 dogs at Upshur Pool, 75 dogs at Randall pool and 150 dogs at Francis Pool.

To maintain order and to ensure a safe and fun event, dog owners are asked to follow these rules:

All dogs MUST have and wear a valid DC dog license.
Dog handlers must be 16 years of age or older.
Dog handlers cannot swim or enter the pool with their dogs.
Dogs must be sociable and remain leashed while on the pool deck.
All dogs must be current on vaccinations including rabies and distemper.
All dogs must be spayed/neutered.

To volunteer for Doggie Day Swim, please call (202) 535-1952.

Doggie Day Swim will take place rain or shine.”

08/21/14 3:30pm

f you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 3-4 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Porter in Columbia Heights taking it all in and lounging the day away.”

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“Marlow from Shaw, enjoying a casual morning.”

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“Luna, a Pleasant Plains resident and an AmStaff/Shar Pei mix, enjoys lunch on the patio at dog-friendly DC Reynolds”

08/21/14 3:15pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user J Sonder

From a press release:

“Today, the District of Columbia Police Union endorsed David Catania for Mayor of the District of Columbia. The union represents approximately 3,600 police officers, detectives, and sergeants in the Metropolitan Police Department. It was founded in 1982 and is one of the city’s largest collective bargaining units. Catania welcomed the endorsement and spoke about the need to field the best trained and best equipped police department in the country.

“Last week, 21 people were shot in the District, including 6 people steps from where we are standing today,” said Catania. “I want our officers and our residents to know that, as Mayor, I will never neglect their safety. We can’t pretend that policing the District is the same as the suburbs.”

Residents of the Nation’s Capital live with elevated public safety and security risks, and they deserve the best police force in the country and Mayor who is capable of leading them, especially in a time of crisis. Catania noted the excellent work of the police department in recent years but said we must do a better job ensuring that our best officers do not leave the department. As Mayor, Catania will make it a priority to understand why great officers leave our police department and how we can stop it.

“If we lose an excellent officer to the suburbs because we don’t recognize the increased complexities of working in the District, then we have failed our residents,” said Catania. “I believe that recruiting, training, and maintaining an excellent police force decreases the possibility of mistrust between the police and the public.”