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RIP Peebles, The Emotional Support Hamster.

Derg

Naval Intelligence, MCRN
Staff member
#63
I worked airline customer service and people are in a fog of retardation/in a panic when they travel sometimes. If 2 people came running up to the gate in a panic with 30 seconds to door close and I told them to fight to the death, they'd at least consider it.

Of course, you could be right, but this would not surprise me if true. At all.
Yes! WORLDSTAAAAR!

Victor gets an exit row!
 

Murdoughnut

Well sized member
#66
Another on Wednesday, Southwest PHX-PDX. The dog owner told the six-year-old to stay back, but parents wouldn't control her and she got nipped. The dog owner took a later flight. I think the kid needs restraining more than the dog.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...dog-bites-child-southwest-20180222-story.html
Yeah, well the courts won't agree with you, or others who have trouble relating to people and put animals on a pedestal as a result.

An animal that is a threat to others who might pass by or approach it in a small ass aluminum tube has not place being there - period.
 
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DogwoodLynx

Well-Known Member
#67
Yeah, well the courts won't agree with you, or others who have trouble relating to people and put animals on a pedestal as a result.

An animal that is a threat to others who might pass by or approach it in a small ass aluminum tube has not place being there - period.

I hope the dog gets put down, I truly do.
I don’t hope that the dog gets put down.

I do think the airlines need to either make people keep their dogs in a crate or don’t allow them in the cabin at all.


If I have to travel with my dogs, I just drive. They are happier that way anyway
 

gotWXdagain

Highly Visible Member
#68
Another on Wednesday, Southwest PHX-PDX. The dog owner told the six-year-old to stay back, but parents wouldn't control her and she got nipped. The dog owner took a later flight. I think the kid needs restraining more than the dog.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...dog-bites-child-southwest-20180222-story.html
Yeah, well the courts won't agree with you, or others who have trouble relating to people and put animals on a pedestal as a result.

An animal that is a threat to others who might pass by or approach it in a small ass aluminum tube has not place being there - period.
Cool thing about the internet is that once you put something on there, it can be on there forever.

Now let me find your pet and harass it until it defends itself, then cry foul when it does and get it put down. How is that in any way justified?
 

Derg

Naval Intelligence, MCRN
Staff member
#70
Problems with animals onboard, people who shouldn't be in exit rows, drunks and copilots that are sitting their on their iPhone as the world is melting down that need to be challenged like children have been the bane of my existence the past few years.
 
#71
Another on Wednesday, Southwest PHX-PDX. The dog owner told the six-year-old to stay back, but parents wouldn't control her and she got nipped. The dog owner took a later flight. I think the kid needs restraining more than the dog.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...dog-bites-child-southwest-20180222-story.html
Um, while I do agree on principal that you should NOT just approach a dog, especially when the owner says not to, this is a "service animal". Isn't part of the training...not attacking kids? I apologize if I'm wrong and this isn't part of the deal with a service animal, but I thought amazing training and temperament was part of being a service dog. A legit one anyway.

Of course I do not think the poor animal should be put down or anything, I just have to wonder exactly what went on here leading up to the incident. If the dog was harassed, I get it. If the dog is just crabby and hates kids, sorry but probably shouldn't be a service animal with that temperament.
 
#72
Um, while I do agree on principal that you should NOT just approach a dog, especially when the owner says not to, this is a "service animal". Isn't part of the training...not attacking kids? I apologize if I'm wrong and this isn't part of the deal with a service animal, but I thought amazing training and temperament was part of being a service dog. A legit one anyway.

Of course I do not think the poor animal should be put down or anything, I just have to wonder exactly what went on here leading up to the incident. If the dog was harassed, I get it. If the dog is just crabby and hates kids, sorry but probably shouldn't be a service animal with that temperament.
This is part of the training for a Service Animal, however, an ESA is not a Service Animal. A Service Animal is a dog or miniature horse which is trained to perform a function. An ESA is a pet that makes someone feel better by existing. No training is required to meet the definition.
 

tomokc

Well-Known Member
#74
Um, while I do agree on principal that you should NOT just approach a dog, especially when the owner says not to, this is a "service animal". Isn't part of the training...not attacking kids? I apologize if I'm wrong and this isn't part of the deal with a service animal, but I thought amazing training and temperament was part of being a service dog. A legit one anyway.

Of course I do not think the poor animal should be put down or anything, I just have to wonder exactly what went on here leading up to the incident. If the dog was harassed, I get it. If the dog is just crabby and hates kids, sorry but probably shouldn't be a service animal with that temperament.
I’ve raised five dogs as service animals (wheelchair) for two national organizations, and yes, the goal is for them to be absolutely bombproof in all situations. The reality is that all dogs have shortcomings in some areas, just like people. Could be loud noises, unstable surfaces, separation anxiety, prey drive, people food, even strange children. Incidentally - the ADA grants rights of access for service dogs in training, and I’ve traveled with all of mine as young as two months of age. American Airlines even has (or used to have) a “Traveling Angel” program where employees would transport service dog puppies in-cabin using their non-rev passes on days off. But back to this week’s issue - this one isn’t on the dog - it’s on the parent(s) who failed to restrain their kid.
 

BigZ

Well-Known Member
#75
I don't know too many human beings who would advise someone to flush a living animal (mammal) down a toilet. Although I've done it with spiders because they are well...spiders. Sometimes I flick them outside into my backyard but if they are in the bathroom they go into the pot. Sucks but that's life.
So you'd flush a python down? Or a cute baby shark? How about a koala - do marsupial mammals share the same privileges as placental mammals?
 

DogwoodLynx

Well-Known Member
#76
So you'd flush a python down? Or a cute baby shark? How about a koala - do marsupial mammals share the same privileges as placental mammals?
Lol. I flushed my goldfish down the toilet but it was already dead. Poor "Robert, the Gold Fish". He lived a lot longer than I thought he would though.