Inevitability Defined


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16 Responses to “Inevitability Defined”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:34 am on December 6th, 2017

    Good morning everyone! Wowser! A service dog with the heart of Chet. Did his/her person happen to read the C&B books aloud. Who’s a good dog…usually.
    ML, good to hear from you.
    Wednesday, happy hump day.

  2. Masquers
    11:37 am on December 6th, 2017

    Cats is still on Broadway? It has to be one of the longest running shows ever. Just goes to show youse the longevity of our species. ^..^

    It is the birthday of someone very special here. We are off to make it a good day for DIL.

    Good morning HOH and all.

  3. ML
    2:12 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Thanks for the greetings. I’m trying to get more regular with my postings.

    Everyone make it a good day

  4. c.hobbitz
    2:30 pm on December 6th, 2017

    I wonder what Buddy would say about this. There are so many fake service dogs these days. It is hard to imagine a properly trained and certified service dog doing this.
    Good day all. Apparently I am being a lazy dog today.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    5:47 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Howlers, wait until the rain passes. The nights are going to have a wintery chill. Fun to play in out of doors.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    5:49 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Oh, but nothing like Dawson’s or even Staff’s. Brrrr.

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:54 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Curious!…About Maskers post about Synchronicity last night…snort!…So I looked it up and found this definition.

    Synchronicity!… Is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. During his career, Jung furnished several slightly different definitions of it. Jung variously defined synchronicity as an “acausal connecting (togetherness) principle,” “meaningful coincidence”, and “acausal parallelism.”

    Maskers!…What are you telling me!?…yeeep!…Someone here hopes it involves Wine and lots of it…heh!heh!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:57 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Library!…Today at the library my friend was putting covers on new and used books…wheeze!…One of them was titled “Beau Dead”…sniff!…It took her breath away and made her very sad. But she covered it nonetheless…wuffle!

  9. Dawson
    8:01 pm on December 6th, 2017

    i learned that Cats was based on TS Eliot’s, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
    I tend to agree with CHobbitz that a properly trained service dog would not react that way.

    HOH: I’m down south and was sweating most of the day with the cold-weather
    clothes I was wearing. I ditched the long underwear and then the coat. Busing back to real winter tomorrow, though I hear it’s even warm up there!

    Hi ML!

    Best blood pressure ever! 125 over 70!

  10. Buddy, Leno, Hilde, And All the rest
    8:56 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Well…OK…sure, I can weigh in on this. But first, Rose, how does I gets a calendar? And have you Paypal?

    Now with that out of the way…

    Sometimes, s**t happens. No matter how good the training is, dogs sometimes will be ruled by their baser instincts. Still, I think yes, this would be somewhat unusual for a properly trained and socialized service dog. I, too, would be mortified though. My second guide, Chet as it happens, definitely had a dog distraction issue, and it took a while to get it under some control.

    But, since we’re mentioning the “fake service dog” problem, surprisingly, I have an opinion on that, too, and maybe it’s not exactly what you expect.

    While it’s true that there are no certification or ID requirements for service dogs or service dog teams, it is absolutely not true that businesses and the public have no recourse. *Any* dog can be removed from any place of business or public accommodation if that dog is not under the handler’s control, is aggressive or disruptive, and if the handler does not take effective action to control his/her dog, or if the dog is clearly not housebroken. It doesn’t matter if it’s a service dog or not. The right to be accompanied by a service dog is not, nor should it be, absolute. If a person with a disability is asked to remove his disruptive service dog, service must be given to the person with the dog not present. Service dogs can be prevented from riding in shopping carts. And remember, the fakers have all kinds of ID and are happy to show you theirs.

    Also, remember the two questions that employees and business owners can ask:

    Is that a service dog, required for your disability?
    What tasks or work has your service dog been trained to perform?

    Most people will know how to answer the first one. The fakers will likely not know what to do about the second one.

    Finally, remember that the dog has no right of public access. That right belongs to the service dog handler. It’s an important distinction, which means two conditions must be met. First, the person who has the dog must have a disability. Second, the dog must be trained to perform some task specifically to mitigate that person’s disability. If both conditions are not met, the dog is not a service dog. Even if the dog is a service dog, it doesn’t have to be tolerated if the dog does not behave appropriately in public. Sadly, the problem is that most people don’t seem to know this, or just can’t be bothered.

    What we don’t need are more laws restricting the freedom of service dog handlers. Imagine being asked for ID several times a day just because. Moreover, why should we bear the burden of proving that we aren’t breaking the law anyway? I’m not in favor of that. What we need are two things: first, tougher penalties for fraudulently claiming a disability (or training your dog doesn’t have, which would be easy enough to prove with video footage), and second, a lot more education of businesses and the public as to what their rights really are.

    Anyway, here’s a good start.

    Now…aren’t you sorry you asked?

  11. Herd of Hounds
    9:12 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Dawson, we have begun to practice for Alaska weather… 40-50*F days and 25-33*F nights. Quite a change from two days ago. Looks like we might have a winter this year.
    Buddy, good to hear from you. Had no idea there were so many regulations regarding service animals.

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Buddy!…You gave us all really good information. My friend sees “service dawgs” in the library quite often. There is one who comes every monday and reads with kids…snort!…Actually the kids read to the lucky guy with the uniform…sniff!

    Printer!…Once someone finds our ink and puts it in the printer we will print this off and show the Director of the Library this info. But she is pretty on top of things so I betcha she knows all this stuff (hopefully…)…snort!

  13. Thieves! on the Other Side of the Bridge
    9:39 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Dong distraction issues? They never bothered us.

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Kats!…Regarding the Service Dawg who went after a Kat on stage…Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!…snort!…Those Kats have to be going on 70 years old…grunt!

  15. Beau - The Black Pug
    9:44 pm on December 6th, 2017

    Thieves!…sneeze!…Youse get back here an finish yer Bible studies….wheeze!

  16. Thieves!
    11:10 pm on December 6th, 2017

    We think Beau has dog distraction issue. He has a habit of losing his train of thought every time we play keep away with his bible during bible study.

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