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Old 03-18-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Owasso, OK
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I agree. Toddlers and other small children are much more likely to pass disease on than a dog. Kids are veritable germ factories.
Frankly- I don't want either of them in there.

 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The problem with the example you posted is the factor of choice. I choose to get in my car in the mornings. I accept that risk. The pet owner is making the choice that others HAVE to interact with their pet and its germs. I say this as an animal lover with a pet in my lap as we speak. Like Milleka said, it's my choice to do what I wish in my own house, but I don't force that choice upon others when I go out in public.
Did you force your children on others by taking them out in public?

My dog is much better behaved than any 2-4 year-old child I've ever met.
 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: earth?
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Is this really a big issue? I didn't realize an occasional dog in a grocery store was such a HUGE issue. I wish my life were problem free enough to focus on tiny, insignificant irritants . . .

On that note, do you get angry when bugs land on your windshield: Who do you complain to? God?
 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Owasso, OK
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Did you force your children on others by taking them out in public?

My dog is much better behaved than any 2-4 year-old child I've ever met.
But a GROCERY store is for humans. No matter how demonic a preschooler acts, it is still human.
 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Lowell, MA
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Now really, the only dogs that should be allowed in any store is a seeing eye dog.

Any dog could not only pee & poop but jump out and bite a crying child or any child and bite them then that supermarket chain would have a nice lawsuit on their hands!!!
 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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But a GROCERY store is for humans. No matter how demonic a preschooler acts, it is still human.
The point the complainer made is that the dog is gross and filthy and he/she was afraid of touching things the dog had touched.

But the truth is that a human child is much more filthy in terms of transmitting disease.
 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Did you force your children on others by taking them out in public?

My dog is much better behaved than any 2-4 year-old child I've ever met.
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Is this really a big issue? I didn't realize an occasional dog in a grocery store was such a HUGE issue. I wish my life were problem free enough to focus on tiny, insignificant irritants . . .

On that note, do you get angry when bugs land on your windshield: Who do you complain to? God?
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Frankly- I don't want either of them in there.

This entire thread has me cracking up!!!
Here's what I do when I see a dog---approach and ask if I can pet it. I don't care if it's in the middle of a grocery or a restaurant.
Here's what I do when I see kids: grab my always handy tissue,cover my mouth and nose & scurry in the other direction.
 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Look, I love children and I love dogs. It's not that I am anti-kid or something.

The point is that if you're going to make an argument against letting dogs into an establishment, it has to be a better argument than the 'dirty disease' argument. Because that one doesn't work...the kids are much more disgusting.

Come up with a real argument that holds water in the real world. You don't want to be bitten (wait, some kids bite...and their oral flora is worse for you than that of a dog)...uh...you don't want to hear incessant barking (wait...kids are noisy and often harder to shut up)...

Well...come up with some argument that makes real sense.
 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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But a GROCERY store is for humans. No matter how demonic a preschooler acts, it is still human.
yea, well some don't act very civilized. I say humans carry more germs and transmittable diseases
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Now really, the only dogs that should be allowed in any store is a seeing eye dog.

Any dog could not only pee & poop but jump out and bite a crying child or any child and bite them then that supermarket chain would have a nice lawsuit on their hands!!!
kids poop and pee on themselves and it seeps out of their clothes onto everything. I seriously,very seriously doubt a child is going to get bit by a dog in a store but I'm not too certain how safe a dog is around the out of control bratty kids of today.
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The point the complainer made is that the dog is gross and filthy and he/she was afraid of touching things the dog had touched.

But the truth is that a human child is much more filthy in terms of transmitting disease.
agree stan4---totally. My animals are clean,clean,clean. They roll over,after being outside, for me to clean their paws each and everytime the re-enter my house. They are bathed regularly and groomed daily. All their vaccinations are up to date.
Not sure I could count on all the above being true for kids.
 
Old 03-18-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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Did you force your children on others by taking them out in public?

My dog is much better behaved than any 2-4 year-old child I've ever met.
Please understand that there is no one else on this earth who more wants to throttle irresponsible, lazy parents who take their obnoxious offspring to the store and turn them loose to terrorize the other patrons because the thought of having them at their side is too troubling. That being said, some actually do choose to discipline their children and supervise them appropriately in public and they don't act that way.

And so yes, there are places I do not want to see dogs, even though I am a pet owner and an animal lover. Not everything is appropriate for every situation. I use the bathroom daily, but I would not drop my pants and do so in the middle of the frozen foods aisle. That is inappropriate for the setting.
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