|Barked: Sat Apr 8, '06 2:27pm PST |
|Sabrina, I would have told the train conductor (or some other authority on the train...) that this dog had interfered with you and your service dog (if they truly did, like Sabrina lost her focus or it caused an anxiety reaction in you) - then it would have been a crime. Personally (because of my disability, Cerebral Palsy) I would construe me being forced to move seats as interference, not sure if you would - it would have to be related to your disability. (Anxiety attack would count, in my book...)
But the question is, was the handler invisibly disabled herself? Then that would change the playing field when you went to report them. SDs are trained to ignore other dogs (I know Sabrina is working on that and why she is struggling, please don't be offended) and so technically, I'm not sure why you moved except for the reason of Sabrina, which is a large reason and permission in my book to move.
As to her murmuring "oh, sorry" that could be her downfall when you report her as to her justifying invisibly disabled/faker. I am aware that when you make a person move you generally murmur sorry, especially if you did not mean to, and I probably would too, but yet there is this idea that if you have a service dog and you sit down, and another service dog handler moves, you either chock it up to their choice and don't or you murmur sorry to be polite.
Then again, you generally don't transport a service dog in a laundry basket ... heh. Generally you are pretty open and forward with them if they are true, hiding them if you are faking.
I find it funny that a lady is willing to carry around a 20+ service dog in a laundry basket when she has every right to get it out of her arms and let it walk on a leash.
Was there other "disabled" seating available? Then she definitely interfered with your service dog, and the dog in the laundry was a bonus.
Stupid fakers, they're hurting us all.
Tux & Big Sis
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