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March 18, 2009 at 8:53 pm #660725March 18, 2009 at 8:54 pm #660726
Don’t stick a fork in this thing yet. Local businesses still need our support, dog free or not.
I’d like to suggest that we coordinate an impromptu in-person face-to-face blog-off this evening at the BPP. I will be the guy with 100,000 German Shepherds seated on the love seat near the pool table or foosball device.March 18, 2009 at 9:08 pm #660727
Emmy – Post #64 is an epic fail; no win there. You apparently experienced a typo.March 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm #660728
Thanks for the reply, BPP – really, I appreciate you taking the time to explain your position on the subject. I didn’t realize it was such a minor issue with the KCBoH. A few years back, when I worked in a (non-alcoholic) beverage serving position in an Alaska Junction business, we were instructed to be very strict regarding allowing dogs in, as another business had recently been hit with fines for doing so. That experience made me assume that this was a “big deal” in the health code, which it sounds like isn’t the case.
As I said several times, I really, truly enjoy spending the occasional Friday evening at BPP; apparently, so do many dogs :-) Maybe I should switch to a different day… or maybe my last visit was just an exceptionally busy day for dogs in bars (is Feb. 27 a dog holiday, by chance?)
Anyway, I’ll scope out the dog situation in advance next time.March 18, 2009 at 9:13 pm #660729
Post #64 is a brilliant play on dog years, rivaled only by post #60, if I do say so myself. :-)March 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm #660730
Kevin @ reply 100 (!!!): Believe me, I am shocked by how many replies this topic drew. I knew there would be several (umm, any topic involving dogs in this forum is good for 20-30 replies. Even “I have a dog” would draw in as many). I really did try to remain diplomatic, as I always enjoy a debate more than an argument.
Oh, and I have a cousin Kevin here in West Seattle… you’re not my cousin, are you? ;-)
Edit: nope, you’re not my cousin; just looked at your profile and you’re in IT. Carry on…March 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm #660731
a face to face blog off sounds like great fun…
but it’s library night and nothing competes with a building full of books:)March 18, 2009 at 9:30 pm #660732
Oh come on! The books will be there next Wednesday!March 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm #660733
I think this thread has evolved way beyond seeking factual information :) But in case there’s anybody left wanting to see the DOJ’s service dog law details: http://www.ada.gov/svcanimb.htm
Besides asking somebody if a dog is a service dog (which is what most places do and then stop at that), legally they can also ask you what tasks the dog performs (and presumably deny you entrance if in their judgment it is not a service dog?). This portion of the law is the result of a local woman who was denied access with her service dog at the Costco on 4th Ave. She sued them, but used her family lawyer rather than one experienced in disability rights. The outcome was that while they cannot ask what the disability is, they can ask what tasks the animal performs for you. That of course can reveal what your disability is. Anyhow, those of us who use service animals really resent that one. What, is the hostess in a restaurant trained to make a decision about whether or not my dog is a service animal based on the tasks it performs? I personally have never been asked that question, except by American Airlines in St. Louis a couple of weeks ago (and yes, the customer service person at the ticket counter then tried to deny me access). I haven’t heard nationally of others who have encountered that question and been denied access based upon their response. 98% of the places I have gone have either simply asked if he was a service animal or else said nothing at all (happens like that about 75% of the time because he is “dressed” in a cape).
Sorry I don’t have any joking or pithy remarks to add to the thread! When I lurk, which is what I mostly do, I smile a lot while reading.March 19, 2009 at 2:50 pm #660734
“my service dog, is trained to calculate 20% tip rates to overcome my math disability”
works every timeMarch 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm #660735
So from littlebrowndog’s post, I conclude that all I need to do is go order a professional service dog cape for our little Yorkie and no one will bother us most of the time.
I liked the optional “In Training” patch. This should a be perfect addition, because then we can truthfully say that he is in training, and will not have to explain exactly what duties he performs.March 19, 2009 at 3:37 pm #660736
Kevin – I think you just made a WIN and now YOU own this thread.
Oh! Don’t forget about the “Ask to Pet” patch:
With this patch, it implies that one should engage the handler before engaging the dog.
Kudos on the win!March 19, 2009 at 4:00 pm #660737
austinMemberMarch 19, 2009 at 4:10 pm #660738
Wasn’t the private bathroom episode because of his fake disability? Now I’m getting George’s crazy schemes mixed up. The bathroom might have had something to do with pretending to be an executive (?) Anyway…March 19, 2009 at 4:14 pm #660739March 19, 2009 at 4:40 pm #660740
Thanks for the compliment Luigilinguini, but no one owns the thread. We are all just having fun at this point. :) I agree that the “Ask to Pet” patch would also be a good addition.March 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm #660741
Hmmm, my dog is a retired service dog. Does she get priveleges for that? Like a Senior Discount? She was trained to forewarn her owner of an impending seizure by running circles around her feet. Unfortunately she didn’t have a way to indicate to her “you’re going to have a heart attack.” Could be quite useful at BPP or other public places.March 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm #660742
While “service dog” is a familiar term, I’m not sure I understand the full scope of what being a service dog entails besides:
– Police / Military work
– Search and Rescue
– Assisting the disabled
– Therapy / companionship
– Assisting the beveragely impaired
Are there other categories of service out there?March 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm #660743
My dog is the house party planner. I’d like to teach her to run the vacuum cleaner now and then rather than run from the vacuum cleaner.March 19, 2009 at 6:41 pm #660744
I like to think my dog supervises Roomba while he vacuums. I think this makes her management. At the very least, she doesn’t attack him.March 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm #660745
I thought Roomba was the feminine and “Roombo” was the masculine?March 19, 2009 at 7:22 pm #660746March 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm #660747
Oh sweet! A cupholder!!! Now THAT’S service!March 20, 2009 at 3:42 am #660748
I can’t resist posting even though this seems to have been settled. I just returned from Beveridge Place and saw at least five dogs, some barking and the place stunk of smelly, wet dog. My dog-owning companion of course did not notice the odor, but I certainly did. It permeated the bar like Pig Pen of Peanuts fame, no kidding. Good thing I had a fat gyro from Kokoras to kind of mask the smell but it’s just gross. It’s like having to sit next to a smoker on the bus…unpleasant and inconsiderate. Please bathe your dogs frequently.March 20, 2009 at 5:18 am #660749
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