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Jack of All Trades,
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OK, this bullshit has gotten seriously out of control. Got nipped tonight at work by a patient's emotional support animal. No not a service animal, they're well behaved. We're talking the 4 legged equivalent of Linus's blanket.

I'm sorry, but if you're so emotionally insecure that you can't leave the house without a little 5lb. wire hair covered rat, then maybe you shouldn't be leaving the house. For what is really just a nip, I had to spend 1-1/2 hours filling our paperwork, leaving my partner alone in a section delaying care for others all because of the selfishness of someone who wants to take their dog everywhere.

I'm feeling traumatized, maybe even diagnosable as PTSD. I think I need to start taking my Akita to work for my emotional support and protection from the emotionally supporting animals of others.




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My view is that if you are so unstable that you are unable to leave your home without having your pet with you, then you need to be institutionalized.

I'm sick and tired of seeing people bringing their dogs and cats into grocery stores, hospitals, hardware stores, restaurants, etc....

Leave your damned animals at home!


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I can't agree more.

This is no knock on a legitimate, trained service dog. A friend's autistic son has a genuine service dog, and it helps the child a lot. But that is an actual, trained service dog, not just a living security blanket.




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Home Depot. What the fuck is it with people bringing their dogs into Home Depot all the time?


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That's a killer. Wink



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Home Depot. What the fuck is it with people bringing their dogs into Home Depot all the time?

If you look real hard you will actually find a small No Pets decal or this sign somewhere on the front entrance glass.

The managers are too chicken shit to enforce it - afraid they will get a complaint.

 
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Originally posted by sandman76:
Home Depot. What the fuck is it with people bringing their dogs into Home Depot all the time?

If you look real hard you will actually find a small No Pets decal on the door somewhere.

The managers are too chicken shit to enforce it - afraid they will get a complaint.



Home Depots in my area allow dogs.







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[/QUOTE]Home Depots in my area allow dogs.[/QUOTE]

Maybe so, but I bet the sign is there.

Like I said, the managers are . . . .
 
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My cat supports me emotionally. but she does not cruise well.
So my emotional support stays home.
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Originally posted by sandman76:
Home Depot. What the fuck is it with people bringing their dogs into Home Depot all the time?

If you look real hard you will actually find a small No Pets decal on the door somewhere.

The managers are too chicken shit to enforce it - afraid they will get a complaint.



Home Depots in my area allow dogs.


Our local HD doesn’t have that sign I checked.


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My cat supports me emotionally. but she does not cruise well.
So my emotional support stays home.
Roll Eyes


Well...you just need to get yourself an orca then...problem solved Wink Big Grin...

Or a turkey...if the keeping them wet all the time poses a problem...



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Posts: 8905 | Location: Southeast Tennessee...not far above my homestate Georgia | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Gustofer:
My view is that if you are so unstable that you are unable to leave your home without having your pet with you, then you need to be institutionalized.

I'm sick and tired of seeing people bringing their dogs and cats into grocery stores, hospitals, hardware stores, restaurants, etc....

Leave your damned animals at home!


Absolutely! Real, trained service animals are a completely different thing. But needing an "Emotional Support" animal is like needing to be allowed to suck your thumb in public........


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Coming through the Denver Airport I saw a woman's emotional support angora rat/dog take an emotional support gronk on the carpet in the Terminal. It was so special.

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Home Depot. What the fuck is it with people bringing their dogs into Home Depot all the time?


I am guilty of taking one of the dogs I rescued into Home Depot/Lowes. She was horribly abused and left in the shelter to die and I have worked on socializing her and getting her to trust people again. That said, I only do this if I go early AM when store is not crowded and keep her on a really short leash. I also do no pretend she is a service dog and have never passed her off as such.

If I understand correctly one can obtain a fake service dog cert for about $100 which included a phone evaluation by a fake shrink. My stepson has a next door neighbor who brags that he did this to avoid having to pay a pet deposit at apt building
 
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I am guilty of taking one of the dogs I rescued into Home Depot/Lowes. She was horribly abused and left in the shelter to die and I have worked on socializing her and getting her to trust people again. That said, I only do this if I go early AM when store is not crowded and keep her on a really short leash. I also do no pretend she is a service dog and have never passed her off as such.


Points to you for Honesty! That being said it's my opinion that you and your animal would be far better off going to a Park or maybe PetSmart where people are willing to socialize your animal and where they are set up for cleanups. I like seeing Pets at PetSmart or while walking in a park but I go to Home Depot to buy things not interact with animals. I think you will find more positive interactions for your pet at places where people WANT to see them.


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I have been trying to convince my wife to let me take my 140lb Kangal to Wall mart, I really need emotional support when I shop there.
 
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Originally posted by jhe888:
I can't agree more.

This is no knock on a legitimate, trained service dog. A friend's autistic son has a genuine service dog, and it helps the child a lot. But that is an actual, trained service dog, not just a living security blanket.

Agree totally. We have a couple of regular patients with trained service dogs and they are remarkable animals. I'm always amazed at some of the uses that service dogs have. The latest was an Aussie Shepherd that would alert his owner about blood sugar levels. How the dog can sense that I have no idea.




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