. I'm just going to post some pix & anecdotes about the dogs i see on the street, whether passing strangers or neighborhood residents. This was a bit of a shock on Monday - on busy MassAve near Symphony Hall, 2 loose dogs with a coupler joining them, following a leashed dog with the owner. // There are 4 lanes of heavy traffic, including articulated buses & 18-wheelers, 40-ft touring buses, 4-ton duckboats, & speeding cars --- plus bikes, skateboards, & peds on sidewalks. The GSD-x is obv expected to bring the Pom along with him. Only the Shih-Tzu in the lamb-clip is on leash, with someone holding that leash! This is after they turned onto a side-street - the loose dogs were loitering 20-ft or more behind her consistently; she only stopped to let them catch-up when she saw me get ready to take a photo, on MassAve. What's holding her up now is the Shih-Tzu - he's sniffing & refuses to move, U can see him leaning to the right, balking. I know leashes are a pain - esp'ly with multiple dogs, *but* - they keep dogs & passersby safe. // Leashes are the cheapest insurance ever. I give the GSD-x points for his diligence, but i'd serve a summons on the owner, if i were an ACO. - terry .