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(Metro)   Service dog in audience at performance of Cats: The stage cat was asking for it, she was making cat faces at me   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2017-12-06 08:01:28 AM  
No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.
 
2017-12-06 09:11:56 AM  
FTA: "Luckily a fast-moving user intervened and 'returned the wayward canine to its mortified owner'. "

User? Must we shame him? Also, error: unbalanced quotes detected.
 
2017-12-06 09:23:36 AM  

BizarreMan: No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.


Does the UK have the same problem we do of people claiming their pets are 'service animals'?
 
2017-12-06 09:24:11 AM  

Enigmamf: BizarreMan: No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.

Does the UK have the same problem we do of people claiming their pets are 'service animals'?


I think TFA is proof of that...
 
2017-12-06 09:24:22 AM  
That wasn't a service dog. It was a pet dog.
 
2017-12-06 09:25:45 AM  
Seriously, The Stage Cats is the name of my Stray Cats cover band. We also do a great version of "Memory" from the Broadway Soundtrack to Cats.
 
2017-12-06 09:26:14 AM  
......."Luckily a fast-moving user intervened and 'returned the wayward canine to its mortified owner'."

What kind of user?  Like, a heroine user?  Maybe we're saying "user" like they do in Tron.  I can't make sense of anything this morning.
 
2017-12-06 09:27:49 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: What kind of user?  Like, a heroine user?  Maybe we're saying "user" like they do in Tron.  I can't make sense of anything this morning.


"users are losers"

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2017-12-06 09:28:17 AM  

rebelyell2006: Enigmamf: BizarreMan: No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.

Does the UK have the same problem we do of people claiming their pets are 'service animals'?

I think TFA is proof of that...


TFA that neither of you have read?

Cats' on Broadway at Neil Simon Theatre in New York City
 
2017-12-06 09:28:46 AM  
That's not amusing, some asshole using a fake service dog lost control of it and it almost attacked someone.
 
2017-12-06 09:29:19 AM  
It was only a matter of time, really.
 
2017-12-06 09:30:19 AM  
"Service dog"
 
2017-12-06 09:31:39 AM  

Destructor


FTA: "Luckily a fast-moving user intervened and 'returned the wayward canine to its mortified owner'. "

User? Must we shame him? Also, error: unbalanced quotes detected.


*looks at quoted line*

How are they unbalanced?

- single quote before "returned"
- single quote after "owner"

- double quote before "Luckily"
- double quote after the period
- both single quotes are inside the double quotes
 
Skr
2017-12-06 09:33:32 AM  
I believe they meant fast moving usher and not 'user'. Also the end of the article threw in a few random sentences but it looks like the service dog was there with a teenager with a heart condition.
 
2017-12-06 09:33:58 AM  
What a fast moving user might look like:

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Not pictured: Light Cycle
 
2017-12-06 09:36:34 AM  
It's obvious that this service dog was not trained in the nuances of Jazz Hand signals.
 
2017-12-06 09:41:45 AM  
Almost misread that as cat feces . . .

\ Brit speak detected regarding Broadway play?
\\ Happy Woofday
\\\ requisite
 
2017-12-06 09:42:16 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: ......."Luckily a fast-moving user intervened and 'returned the wayward canine to its mortified owner'."

What kind of user?  Like, a heroine user?  Maybe we're saying "user" like they do in Tron.  I can't make sense of anything this morning.


Cat heroine. Real paw lickin' stuff.
 
2017-12-06 09:42:25 AM  

Skr: Also the end of the article threw in a few random sentences but it looks like the service dog was there with a teenager with a heart condition.


The way I read it was just random sentences about service dogs vs the actual dog in question.
 
2017-12-06 09:45:31 AM  
I  would chase that kitty myself.
 
2017-12-06 09:46:32 AM  

BizarreMan: No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.


Depends on which service and how long he'd been in. Even the best trained Navy sea dogs can get a little crazy on their first shore leave.
 
2017-12-06 09:46:47 AM  
Emotional support animals are for weak minded or mentally disturbed individuals.  They are not service animals
 
2017-12-06 09:47:26 AM  

BizarreMan: No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.


I am gratified to see this as the boobies.  Spot on, good sir.
 
2017-12-06 09:49:48 AM  

darth_badger: I  would chase that kitty myself.


speak to your manager hair.
 
2017-12-06 09:50:36 AM  
My dogs might pull that shiat, but not a service dog. Stop calling assholes' pets service dogs. I'm sick of seeing Service Terriers and Chihuahuas in all of the stores.
 
2017-12-06 09:57:34 AM  
From the limited research I've done on service animals, the courts require that the person actually be diagnosed as disabled for the "emotional support animal" to fall under the ADA protection.

Keep in mind the idea behind the ESAs was for vets with PTSD to have something to keep them straight when walking through a supermarket. ESAs currently do not require any "special" training to qualify because being a pooch doesn't require any training, in theory. There's only been two Federal appellate courts weigh in that I found (a few months ago). So, the interpretation of the law is relatively open. One was even about a dog named "Scooby."

Side note, I had a former client with two pain in the ass dogs "trained" as service animals. They loved to bring their dogs to restaurants. I can totally see one of them doing something like this. I half expected to see them in this article.
 
2017-12-06 10:02:16 AM  
I can understand the confusion. I got confused and thought I walked into a furry convention, and apparently they got *really* upset at my attempts to start a yiff pile on stage. I am now banned for life.
 
2017-12-06 10:17:36 AM  

Enigmamf: Does the UK have the same problem we do of people claiming their pets are 'service animals'?


There may be people claiming to have emotional support animals, but as far as I know only properly trained assistance dogs get a pass under the law (Equality Act 2010).
 
2017-12-06 10:21:37 AM  
"Cats?"  I think Jay Sherman put it best:

And Nothing Of Value Was Lost
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2017-12-06 10:25:59 AM  

Skr: I believe they meant fast moving usher and not 'user'. Also the end of the article threw in a few random sentences but it looks like the service dog was there with a teenager with a heart condition.


How does the dog help with the heart condition?  Does it know CPR?
 
2017-12-06 10:26:29 AM  
Service animals.... what a freaking scam.
 
2017-12-06 10:27:34 AM  

winedrinkingman: Skr: I believe they meant fast moving usher and not 'user'. Also the end of the article threw in a few random sentences but it looks like the service dog was there with a teenager with a heart condition.

How does the dog help with the heart condition?  Does it know CPR?


Keeps the owner's cats from snacking on their corpse until someone finds the body.
 
2017-12-06 10:30:02 AM  
I may go see Cats if you can guarantee that will happen but I still get to wear earplugs.
 
2017-12-06 10:33:51 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Destructor

FTA: "Luckily a fast-moving user intervened and 'returned the wayward canine to its mortified owner'. "

User? Must we shame him? Also, error: unbalanced quotes detected.


*looks at quoted line*

How are they unbalanced?

- single quote before "returned"
- single quote after "owner"

- double quote before "Luckily"
- double quote after the period
- both single quotes are inside the double quotes


My bad. Or they corrected it since then. I swore I double checked it though.
 
2017-12-06 10:38:51 AM  
For all you naysayers, interrupting Cats was his service.
 
2017-12-06 10:39:46 AM  

Priapetic: BizarreMan: No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.

I am gratified to see this as the boobies.  Spot on, good sir.


Noice
 
2017-12-06 10:42:01 AM  
♬ "You give me Cat Scratch Fever" ♬
 
2017-12-06 10:45:16 AM  
Man, that article is all kinds of fail. They may as well have not even bothered shiatting it out.
 
2017-12-06 10:46:01 AM  

BizarreMan: No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.


My thought exactly. It was someone's fraudulently-credentialed "emotional support animal."
 
2017-12-06 10:50:38 AM  

BizarreMan: No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.


This.

The dog was likely claimed as emotional support, but was clearly not trained.
 
2017-12-06 10:56:53 AM  

Skr: I believe they meant fast moving usher and not 'user'. Also the end of the article threw in a few random sentences but it looks like the service dog was there with a teenager with a heart condition.


No, those aren't part of the article. They're links to other articles, probably selected by an algorithm, that involve service dogs or dogs in the service.

But in any event, to re-state the obvious, that was not a service dog. A trained service dog wouldn't behave like that. Hell, a trained ordinary dog wouldn't behave like that. That was an untrained pet that someone bought a fake "service dog" vest for off the Internet so they could take their pet with them wherever they wanted to. And it demonstrated why there needs to be some sort of consequences for people who do that.
 
2017-12-06 11:00:16 AM  

darth_badger: I  would chase that kitty myself.


would you ask yourself:
"why must I be like that? Why must I chase the cat?"

and would you conclude:

"Nothing but the dogin me"?
 
2017-12-06 11:01:33 AM  
Should have just done this with the stupid "service" animal

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2017-12-06 11:04:22 AM  
Not an actual service dog. This is becoming a huge problem. I'd like to see these owners getting sued when their "service animals" do crap like this. I've seen more than one of those little chihuahuas snap at and try to bite people. The indoor barking is also a problem for people with sensory issues. I think I'll call 911 next time and make a huge scene. I (and my kid) deserve not to be threatened in public spaces.

Again, no way this was an actual service dog. None.
 
2017-12-06 11:08:10 AM  
I'd rather see "The Amazing Alexander"... again and again.
 
2017-12-06 11:09:52 AM  

meerclarschild:  a problem for people with sensory issues.


There are service animals that can help you with that.
 
2017-12-06 11:19:05 AM  
<csb>

Many years ago my family was flying from Reno to Boise on SWA.  This was back when they had the bulkhead seats facing the back of the plane.  As we had a small child, maybe three years old.  They allowed us to board early so we got in the front row.  Shortly after we boarded.  Two blind people with their service dogs boarded and sat on the other side of the aisle.  The dogs dutifully took their assigned spots at the feet of their masters and just lay there.  Noses right outside the aisle.  Completely ignoring everyone walking by.

Having dogs on the plane was an extremely novel concept to our daughter so she kept jabbering about the animals and trying to get their attention.  They weren't the least bit interested in her because they were working.  The only time she got a rise out of them in any fashion was when she started meowing at them.  One of them raised it's head slightly and gave her a look of "really?" and then lay it's head back down.

Note, we didn't allow her to pester them physically or anything.  It was just kid jabber in their direction.

Those were well trained service animals.

</csb>
 
2017-12-06 11:23:21 AM  

BizarreMan: No properly trained service animal would do anything like that.


Came here to say this.  Guessing that it wasn't a true service dog but a "therapy" or "companion" dog dressed in a vest that someone bought online. No certification needed.
 
2017-12-06 11:35:42 AM  
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why the long face?
 
2017-12-06 11:51:22 AM  
I hate your dog more than you hate(d) my kids.
 
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