|Barked: Sun Jun 16, '13 7:09pm PST |
|By all that's good and holy, Jilly, you are getting told how it is by responsible, intelligent pet owners. You have not been bullied you took a great deal of offense to something that was simply being pointed out to you. Perhaps because despite your loud protestations you really do feel guilt?
As for Emotional Support Animals and Service Dogs YES there is a HUGE difference. I take great offense to the idea that you feel your PET dog is entitled to be loose in the cabin of a plane just like an ESA or SD. Those are working dogs. SDs and most ESAs are specially trained and are necessary for their owner to be able to live their lives normally. Your pet dog is just that. A PET. Not protected by the ADA, and while certainly beloved by you, as Nare pointed out, not a matter of life and death to separate you.
Kindly refrain from comparing your pet dog to a working dog. There is no comparison there. By acting so entitled you are causing more public access challenges for Service Dogs and their handlers in the future.
If I come across as harsh, forgive me, I have worked with SDs and their people and been one myself. This kind of behavior from pet dog owners causes so many problems.
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