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Old 07-03-2014, 02:54 PM
 
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Bringing a dog to a party? Strange . . . and I'm saying this as someone who adores animals.

 
Old 07-03-2014, 09:38 PM
 
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I can't stand it when people bring their dogs into stores. I'm not talking about service dogs. I see people bring their dogs of all sizes into grocery stores and stores like Wal Mart. If they have a small dog like a poodle or Chihuahua they are put into the child seat of the cart. I've seen both men and women do this. Women will sometimes act like their Paris Hilton and put their small dogs inside their purses. I do not understand this at all. Many people are afraid of dogs and do not want to go near them. We all have our phobias. Some people have a phobia of dogs. It's a huge liability for the stores to allow customers to bring dogs because dogs can bite. It doesn't matter how well the owner thinks their dog is trained to obey. They CAN and DO bite. Going into a clothing department with a dog makes no sense either. Most dogs shed and get slobber everywhere. Getting dog hair and/or slobber all over the clothes in the store is not fair to other customers. The same applies to the food department.

People often defend this behavior by arguing that children are dirtier than dogs, but they are allowed in stores. Here's the difference though. Dogs are ANIMALS that walk on four legs, sniff people's butts, and lick their own genitalia. Children are HUMANS that walk on two feet and talk.

I love dogs and am a dog person myself but I can't stand it when people bring their dogs into stores. Leave them at home.
 
Old 07-04-2014, 11:39 AM
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I like dogs more than people.
I pretty much do, too--but also including cats, deer, birds, woodchucks, chipmunk, lions, tigers, bears, etc. Hehe.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Doggie daycare is popular in some areas. Humorous, I guess it does help them socialize and be less involved in naughtiness at home.
I sometimes walk past a doggie daycare on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. It's half a level down from the street, so you can see in. The dogs running around are cute, and the place is carpeted with beds strewn around for naptime. It's. ..bizarre.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Bringing a dog to a party? Strange . . . and I'm saying this as someone who adores animals.
There's a woman in my church who takes her giant-headed dog everywhere. He's huge. She brings him to the monthly women's group held in the church basement and another woman doesn't come because she is allergic to dogs and has COPD besides. She can't effin' BREATHE around this dog yet when I advocated on her behalf and asked Dog Woman to leave her pet home for the other lady's sake she just rolled her eyes and said, "Oh, she's always claiming allergies to this or that."

Sorry, the damn dog shouldn't get preference over another person's health. Why does a dog need to be in a church basement? The owner and her husband have a good-sized house with a yard right up the street.
 
Old 07-05-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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There's a woman in my church who takes her giant-headed dog everywhere. He's huge. She brings him to the monthly women's group held in the church basement and another woman doesn't come because she is allergic to dogs and has COPD besides. She can't effin' BREATHE around this dog yet when I advocated on her behalf and asked Dog Woman to leave her pet home for the other lady's sake she just rolled her eyes and said, "Oh, she's always claiming allergies to this or that."

Sorry, the damn dog shouldn't get preference over another person's health. Why does a dog need to be in a church basement? The owner and her husband have a good-sized house with a yard right up the street.
Why isn't the minister insisting that the woman leave the dog at home? You and your allergic friend should start there with your complaints and concerns and if that doesn't work go the ministers supervisor or church council.

Does the woman bring the big dog to church services, too?
 
Old 07-06-2014, 09:22 AM
 
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I sometimes walk past a doggie daycare on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. It's half a level down from the street, so you can see in. The dogs running around are cute, and the place is carpeted with beds strewn around for naptime. It's. ..bizarre.
so you have a problem with day care for dogs? in new york that is actually a good thing since most people live in apartments, and thus have no yard for the dog to run around in during the day. soa day core for dogs means you can drop your dog off, and someone else cleans up the mess they make, and the dogs get to socialize, remember dogs are pack animals so they need other dogs around.
 
Old 07-06-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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so you have a problem with day care for dogs? in new york that is actually a good thing since most people live in apartments, and thus have no yard for the dog to run around in during the day. soa day core for dogs means you can drop your dog off, and someone else cleans up the mess they make, and the dogs get to socialize, remember dogs are pack animals so they need other dogs around.
I am 70 and I have NEVER figured out why people who live in apartments have dogs. Obviously they are not thinking about the welfare of the dog.
 
Old 07-06-2014, 06:42 PM
 
Location: The Puget Sound
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I would never compare dogs to humans. That's very insulting to the dog.
True that. No worse animal than a human.
 
Old 07-07-2014, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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True that. No worse animal than a human.
This is true ignorance!
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