28 July 2005
Cream Shop Friday: Kibbles 'N Bits (of rat poison)
(photo: Caroline Mabon’s dog Olly was sickened by rat poison left at Brigham Park in East Boston by some asshole who is still at large)
It's the second installment of Cream Shop Friday - the feature that covers the week's biggest distraction. Just when you think it's safe to be a pooch in Eastie, some crazy fool mixes up some Disney Dixie cups of kibble and rat poison and strategically places them around the neighborhood dog park. An 11-month-old labrador named Olly survived after he ate some of the lethal snack but it's unclear if he'll experience any long-term side effects. Are dogs no longer safe to roam the streets of Eastie? A few months ago, one of my former neighbors (not JAL or MP, of course!!!) was arrested for shooting at two huskies that were peeing on his tomato plants. The neighbor, a bit nubby but usually amiable, admitted to polishing off several bottles of homemade wine before he unloaded his rifle. The dogs were not hurt, he only wanted to "scare them off." East Boston loves its crazies, even nurtures them. Loveable schizophrenics like Cheesy Mary, Uncle Bong, and Jimmy the Tit are part of Eastie folklore..but they've always been harmless toward resident canines. I just hope this latest offender is rounded up and euthanized as soon as possible.