Posted August 19th, 2018, 09:28 PM
To be honest in the UK I had never seen or heard of an emotional support dog until I read CC.
Sorry, to me it is ridiculous. GOOD decision RCI and hope that other US lines follow. Looking on from outside the USA we have often said 'Only in America' (no offense) and are glad that someone 'over the pond' has seen sense.
Just to make it clear --- we have nothing other than the utmost respect for Guide Dogs for the Blind in the UK (know one very well .. woof) and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf etc as well as recognised dog support - what you would call service dogs in the US I imagine
I find that some people just take advantage and have read about the so called ES Dogs with open jaws. Unreal.
We have pets that we stress about leaving at home but they stay at home ---- well, in the K - E- N - N- E- L- S --- shhhhh
PS Hubby has just suggested that folk "take a teddy bear" If needs be --- sorry, made me laugh and I couldn't agree more. My 2 small ones come along every year .... but they stay in the cabin !!!
What a great post, Presto2!
Have truer words ever been spoken?
I'm from the US, and I find myself shaking my head daily at the number of dogs in the supermarket, department stores, restaurants etc. Some are in strollers, some in grocery carts, some just walking along beside their owners.
I am in full support of service animals (commonly dogs) who are invaluable to those with disabilities.
I don't hate animals. I have a pet cat and love her immensely. I have volunteered at my local humane society for going on 6 years now. But, pets have their place--for cats that typically means indoors at home
Dogs have a slightly wider latitude--home, backyard, being walked around the neighborhood, local park, RV vacation, etc.
I have to say--here in Florida, at least--you kind of have to bite your tongue about this issue... Or you might find yourself at odds with friends or neighbors.
Recently, our neighbor asked my DH if he could drop her at the airport on his way to work since it's on his way. He said yes, of course, as we are friends with her and her DH.
When she got in DH's car with her dog wearing a red vest, DH was like, "Why's he wearing that?"
Without shame the first, she said, "I bought it online so he doesn't have to stay in his case and can sit on my lap on the plane."
DH was speechless.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away--Anonymous