Sunday, May 20, 2018

Page 1 Roundup (05/20)


James Dwight Williamson said...

Anyone who would hit a dog and a pregnant woman, with a closed fist should be staked to a hill of fire ants. A Great Dane could not yelp and retreat beneath the seats. Big man hitting animals and deaf people with children. Crazies ,don’t fly to Florida!

Mike in Asheville said...

The deaf cannot hear: sirens, horns, whistles, alarms, barking dogs, approaching traffic from behind, yells [for help]....

jaragon said...

The service animal on planes has gotten out of control.

Bill Carter said...

The whole support animal thing has turned into a huge scam.

I bought my condo in part because it was in a no-pets building. Everything was fine until a year ago, when a woman moved into the building and brought in a "support" dog. Within a couple of months, at least three other tenants discovered they also needed "support" animals, and documented it with doctor's letters. Under DC law, building management couldn't prevent it.

Remember how when medical marijuana was legalized, zillions of previously healthy people got physician certification that they needed pot for "stress" or "pain relief"? Same thing.

Some places, at least, have begun to put a stop to the scam:

From NBC News online:

Collared: New laws crack down on fake service dogs

Nearly two dozen states have tightened the leash recently on pet-owners illegitimately passing off Fido as a service animal.

NB I've got no problem with legitimate service animals, but I wish the "support" animal people would just get a Teddy Bear.

(Rant ends here. This item obviously touched a nerve.)

Rix said...

PAWS Hearing Dogs are custom-trained to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing by physically alerting their partner to common sounds such as a smoke alarm, doorbell, alarm clock, telephone ring or child's cry. A Hearing Dog nudges or paws its partner alerting them to a sound and then leads them to its source.

Great Danes? why not?

This was a real live service dog not an ESD.

Johnny Diaz said...

Thank you amigo :)