Tuesday, December 27, 2011

all creatures great and small

Once again, the local police have been called in to clear the sitting area near the bus terminal of pets.  The area is a lovely gathering place for a large assortment of furry friends; the two restaurants welcome pets at the outdoor tables and there is plenty of space for man and beast to interact.  A little white dog who can hop through hoops and ride a skateboard rules the corner by the high planters, leading his tribe that consists of a Chow Chow, a Bichon Frise, two yellow Labs and occasionally a Bernese Mountain dog.  A Corgi and an ancient retriever loll about near the benches while little dogs like to bark at each other from under the outdoor dining furniture. But every so often some cynophobic calls the police on the illegal gathering and the scofflaws are dispersed.  I will give it a few weeks before they return.

Meanwhile it looks like a raccoon has joined the neighborhood.


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