Most who know me understand that I hate to start this with a disclaimer of any sort and I’m already mad because I feel I have to do this else you think me some sort of heartless monster. While I may be a heartless monster to you, I love dogs and I have 3 dogs and 2 cats who all rescued me, currently in the past 10+ years. To show her love, one of my dogs came up and sat on my head at 3:45 AM today so I know of what I speak. The 5 I have all forced me to pay an outrageous adoption fee and they have been neutered or spayed in the gender-specific manner and all have microchips should anyone be foolish enough to steal them. Tragically, when I saw each of them, stupid Sarah McLachlan songs began to play in my head, I started to cry and I just couldn’t leave them behind. The 3 dogs all sleep with us and take up far more room in a California King than you would expect but Laurie and I manage to carve out a space between legs, noses and tales. On temperate days all 3 dogs love to go in the car which is always outfitted with a week’s supply of water, food and treats as if we’re on our way to a petting zoo. I won’t even vacation in Viet Nam because I don’t want to see dog as a menu item.
That said, I guess I’m old school because I still think there are places dogs shouldn’t go. Disclaimer number 2 is that I’m talking about regular dogs or support dogs, not service animals. Service animals are working and I think they are the real heroes because instead of rolling in the grass or chasing a ball, they’re waiting for the light to change to get their person across the street safely instead of ending up plastered in the grill of a minivan. Service animals are great but I believe approximately 100% of support animals are phony so if you need an emotional or therapy support animal to leave your house…the rest of us don’t think you should be allowed outside.
I suppose we can agree to disagree if you want to be just…wrong but I don’t think dogs belong on planes. If you are anxious when you fly and you aren’t creative enough to con some doctor into a prescription for Percocet or Oxycodone then I have two words for you…road trip. I read that someone wanted to bring their support goat on a plane. What’s next? Is someone going to waddle up to the ticket counter carrying a wicker basket for his support cobra? Let’s put the cobra and goat together and see if everyone remains calm. Oddly, I’m fine with dogs on restaurant patios and even my dogs like to lie outdoors at Starbuck’s, soaking in the sun while I’m soaking in the caffeine but I hate seeing dogs in the mall. They can’t grasp the concept of retail dying, they don’t want to try that new perfume and if you take them into the dressing room while you’re trying on skinny jeans…they can’t unsee that. And why was there a dog in the theater, watching The Book Club with me on Saturday where 4 mature ladies discuss sex for 2 hours? Had your dog previously read the book and wanted to see the film adaptation for comparison or did he just want to see how these 4 movie icons were aging?
So if you need your support Yorkie on your lap to survive a root canal, you have bigger problems than just being a vegan with a gluten allergy.
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