Amazing. Thanks to a reader for sending on Saturday:
“Witnessed a girl riding a scooter in Shaw with a cat in what appears to be a purpose-built backpack.
Unclear how the cat feels about this.”
This takes me back to July 13th 2017, which was also awesome: (more…)
This is Pavi of Stanton Park. She’s an outdoor cat we fed once seven years ago and, well, you can figure it out from there. The last two summers she’s developed a reaction to something that affects her nose, face and ears. It’s nothing in our flower garden nor mosquitos. It started appearing before the flowers or bugs. We brought a vet to the house but they couldn’t identify the cause. If anyone has thoughts on treatments please let us know. (We would bring her in the house but my wife is terribly allergic. We built her a nice, insulated house for the cold months so otherwise she’s fine.)”
We’ve been seeing this bird in the alley behind 4th Street NW between Marietta Place and Nicholson Street. It must have either escaped or been released. I can get pretty close and have put out some feed. I wouldn’t know what to do if I actually caught it. Any ideas would be much appreciated.”
11th and Park Road, NW
Brianne K. Nadeau tweets this morning:
“Great news on the Columbia Heights dog park. I got this letter from @wmata yesterday evening. Thanks to our efforts, they decided to pull it off the market and will negotiate with the District to purchase the property. @11thandBark #SaveTheDogPark”
From the letter:
“That process requires WMATA to sell property for ‘fair market value’, which is equal to $2,150,000 for the 1100 Park Road, NW property.”
Full letter: (more…)
“Hi name is Cal, he’s a 2 year old Black and Tan hound/cur mix. He’s really sweet but is scared and may be hard to catch. A little food would do the trick! He’s my whole family hear and can’t imagine life without him. Any help putting the word out would be greatly appreciated. Call 512-788-4538” (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user DCbmyers
My partner and I are planning to adopt a dog from a local shelter/rescue agency in a few months. We’re hoping the PoPville (or AdoPtville) community might be able to provide some advice on the best ways to prepare. We both had dogs growing up and dog-sit regularly for friends and family, but this will be our first pet dog as adults.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Bill Herndon
Last week, during a 30 min, 3 mile run with my dog, a man passing us from behind us kicked his leg out in a deliberate attempt to kick my dog when he thought I wasn’t looking in his direction and then gave a weird/creepy smile when he realized I was looking. (Where Florida and Sherman Ave merge)
Then about 10 min later on 14th Street, a young woman squatted down in front my my dog while we were waiting at a cross walk and then began jumping/lunging toward her and making noise in blatant attempt to scare her. (She’s obviously lucky that my dog didn’t bite her because that’s a recipe for a dog bite!)
I have taken my dog on countless walks/runs in these areas and never experienced this before. Anyone else experiencing this?!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jessica Simpson
I’m adopting a dog for the first time and have a question for the community: how do you take care of your dog’s paws?
The pavement can get very hot in the summer, and ice and salt can cause issues in the winter. As a recovering midwestern suburbanite, I need to know how to take care of the pooch’s paws when I walk him every day on hot, icy, or salty pavement.”
Thanks to all who forwarded the letter from Howard University’s President:
“April 19, 2019
Dear Howard University Family,
Our campus is a beautiful, sacred space that provides comfort and, in many ways, sanctuary in a place that feels more like a second home than merely an academic institution. The Upper Quadrangle, commonly referred to as the Yard, is a treasured site of many auspicious occasions. Our Commencement Ceremony is the ultimate long walk that symbolizes a sacred tradition, symbolic of every student’s matriculation. The Howard University community wants to see this area remain pristine and symbolic of all that Howard University represents.
We are aware of the concerns regarding dog walking across campus. Howard is a private institution nestled in the heart of an urban city and we’ve shared a long-standing positive relationship with our evolving community for more than 150 years, which we look forward to continuing in the future. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
I had a bad experience with my (well-behaved, chill) dog on Howard University Sunday around noon. We were walking through campus when a group of students started screaming at us that dogs weren’t welcome on campus. One girl yelled, “This a closed campus, I’m going to call the cops on you.” The students continued to scream at us and follow us for around five minutes.
Is there a policy against dogs at Howard? (more…)