The St. Petersburg restaurant that got the city's first doggie-dining permit has decided it was a failed experiment. Moon Under Water had been informally dog-friendly for years, but after getting lots of press for obtaining a permit, it was overrun with canines, some of whom - shall we say - did not contribute to the pleasant dining experience some patrons expected.
Click here to read the story in the St. Pete Times.
And here's another animal story from that paper - this one in no way amusing. A 9-year-old boy, attacked by four pit bulls, was rescued by a 25-year-old, 110-pound woman who happened to be driving by. They were both bitten multiple times.
I don't know which bothers me most: that someone allowed four dangerous dogs to bolt from the yard and attack a little kid, or that who knows how many drivers and passersby did absolutely nothing to helpas they watched the two victims fight for their lives. What a world. Click here to read the story.
And yet a third item from the Times: a story about two therapy Rottweilers in an elementary school. Click here to read it.