Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

Trinidad Puppy-Killer Admits to Crime

Sean Delontay Branch, the 24-year-old accused of murdering a puppy in Trinidad in June by dropping a brick on its head—an incident that exposed D.C.'s sensationalism deficit—pleaded guilty Monday to the crime. NBC 4 reports:
The morning of June 29, a puppy named King Tut was left sleeping behind a convenience store on Mt. Olivet Road [...]

Photos: Dog Swim Day

Slideshow.  Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria, VA.  Sept. 8th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Other People’s Pets, Logan Circle Edition

Zeke, Logan Circle
More in the gallery

Photos: Sunday at the Tidal Basin

Slideshow.  Tidal Basin, March 18th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: From The Series: Other People’s Pets

Ella, Adams Morgan, March 6
The rest of the series is available in a large format gallery.

Photos: MLK Holiday Parade

Photo Slideshow.  Jan. 16th along Martin Luther King Ave., SE. © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photos: Thanksgiving Parade

Parade Gallery.  Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD.  Nov. 19th.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

When It’s Time to Sue Over Poop

Considering how frequently the topic of dog poop comes up on local neighborhood listservs, perhaps it's time that District residents take a page out of the book of Fairfax's Virginia Cornell:
The Fairfax story began on a cold, dark morning in April. Kimberly Zakrzewski, 46, was out walking Baxter, a friend’s dog she often cares for.
Virginia [...]

Photo: Dogs of Occupy D.C.

McPherson Square, October 24
From the series: Other People's Pets.

Bark If You Hate the Bag Tax

My smart and savvy colleague Shani Hilton has just linked to some new research demonstrating that the District's nearly two-year-old bag tax has been a success. Allow me to dissent. Well, sorta.
Oh, sure, Shani's argument seems to have all kinds of "statistics" on its side, demonstrating that the tax has meant fewer plastic bags, and [...]

Photo: Two Sisters with Two Dogs

2900 Block Georgia Ave, NW, June 15th.    © 2011 Matt Dunn

Neighborhood News Roundup: All Creatures Great and Small Edition

A regular summary of irregular news and notes from neighborhood blogs and email lists around the District.
H Street Story: Frozen Tropics links to a piece in the most recent edition of Wilson Quarterly called "New to the Neighborhood," about gentrification and displacement on and around H Street NE (the author lives, specifically, in Rosedale.) Commenters [...]

The Needle: Mayor Arrested Edition

D.C. Don't Stand for Democracy City: The good news from Friday night's budget dealing between the White House and Congress was that D.C. libraries, rec centers, and other services—like trash collection—didn't have to close. The bad news was that, once again, Congress has decided to play D.C. Council, with President Obama's blessing. City officials still [...]

Photo: Two Dogs

1500 Block Connecticut Avenue NW.   © 2011 Matt Dunn

Don’t Leave Dogs Out In Thundersnow!

With snow and ice forecast for this afternoon and evening, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sends over this urgent message for any pet owners who aren't smart enough to know that animals shouldn't be left outside in blizzards: