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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Shakira very much like Katy Perry is better when she shuts up.
     
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    Somebody is doing your lawn????

    How IC is that?
     
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    I don't get dog parks. When did it happen that society decided, after spending millennia with our canine companions, that we needed officially sanctioned areas for the activities one does with their pooch?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Also, if you don't have a dog, you're not allowed in the dog park under nyc law.
     
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    Seriously? How do you ban a person from a public area, funded with tax dollars, because they do not have a dog with them?
     
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    People in the cities stopped having country homes where they could let them run free.

    Also, I guess it stopped being cool to have a well trained pooch: I see a lot of poorly behaved dogs in the city whose owners don't even seem embarrassed...and since everybody still says "don't worry, my dog's nice", you can't tell which dogs deserve the freedom to run around parks. So now if you want them off leash, you had better take them to the roped off area.
     
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    I don't think city life explains it, OTC. Every suburb/exurb I've lived in has had them. Where I live now is still very blended between neighborhoods and rural, and all of the county/municipal parks in my area have dog parks.
     
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    I know lots of city folks that are dog owners and do not need a designated park.

    This could well be the rationale and I don't like it. It's rewarding bad behaviour on the owner's part. It's just like parents with kids in a nice restaurant and the kids are running wild. We need to introduce shame back into society.
     
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    To protect those innocent dogs from sexual predators, of course.
     
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    They probably have them where I grew up now too then...I just didn't start thinking about them until being in the city where there are clear dog parks and dog beaches.

    Also, with everyone in close quarters, off leash dogs can be a real danger (and I don't mean biting/aggression) Every year a few cyclists get seriously injured on the bike path when some off-leash dog runs in front of them. They either crash trying to avoid it, or hit it and go over it (which could easily kill the dog and leave the cyclist with some broken bones).


    I'm all for that.
     
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    Shame on you for enacting your shame privileges
     
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    I had a client who had an adorable golden retriever and would take him to playgrounds in order to perv on the kids. He never raped them but he'd touch them over the clothes while he let the kids feed the dog. He was a rarity in that he didn't discriminate between boys or girls, he felt up both. He's still in prison as far as I know.
     
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    You piece a shit, you didn't get him off?
     
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    There are multiple ways to read this.
     
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    Dip shits who teach their dip shit children that all dogs are evil and will kill you or a dirty, which leads to a lot of screaming and cussing, if you dare walking your well trained dog off leash anywhere else, my dog gets scared when people yell, which is kind of funny, they scream because they are scared scaring the dog. :sarcasm:




    You don't need them for dogs, you need to avoid people, who don't like dogs, funnily enough I use the normal park 365 days of the year 1-3 times a day (I rarely use the dog park). Everyone else use it once a week, if they really use it, so yeah we should really a peace them, at the same time they ride their bikes around the park, which is illegal.

    I had a discussion with an elderly woman, who took her walks in the DOG park, who complained about the dogs, as she was scared of them.


    Don't get me started on ill behaved children, I don't get how people just let their children run around like wild animals being a nuisance to everyone else.
    I often have my dog with me to restaurants (most place tell to sit outside, but that's to be expected) and I have never had any complaints, they all compliment him for being quite and laying still and say if I want I can bring him back anytime.
     
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    You won't find many people more aggravated by poorly-behaved children than me, but your vitriol over them is pretty rich when it's spouted in the same post where you talk about taking your dog to restaurants and out in public unleashed.
     
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    He insisted he wanted to testify against my recommendation. He did not do a good job.
     
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    He walks within 10> feet of me, when he's of his leash in the park and outside of the park he's on a 6ft leash and I always call ahead to ask if it's okay, that I bring him, if not he stays at home.
     
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    You can't fix stupid.
     
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    Soon that may not be a meaningful distinction.
     

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