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royr
09-28-2009, 08:20 AM
To dog owners:
We know you love your dogs and you think they are special, even like children, but non-dog owners do not necessarily feel that way.
To be a truly responsible dog owner, you should obey the rules concerning where you take your dogs. Please do not bring them inside the town squares, or in stores where they are not welcome, i.e. Home Depot, Lowe's, etc.
Many people are frightened of dogs, or are startled when they are unexpectedly approached by animals. It is your responsibility to keep your dogs away from crowded public areas.
Thank you.

katezbox
09-28-2009, 08:45 AM
royr,

I am a pet owner and I completely agree with you on not bringing pets to places where they are not allowed. Lack of responsibility on the part of pet owners (i.e. letting them defecate/urinate on the property of others, not keeing them under cntrol on a leash, etc.) seems to me to be the single thing that turns people away from appreciating animals.

My mother was bitten by a dog as a young child and never got over her fear.

But, where is it documented that pets may not be brought to the squares?

royr
09-28-2009, 08:52 AM
royr,

I am a pet owner and I completely agree with you on not bringing pets to places where they are not allowed. Lack of responsibility on the part of pet owners (i.e. letting them defecate/urinate on the property of others, not keeing them under cntrol on a leash, etc.) seems to me to be the single thing that turns people away from appreciating animals.

My mother was bitten by a dog as a young child and never got over her fear.

But, where is it documented that pets may not be brought to the squares?
I have seen signs posted at the edge of the squares concerning this, as are the signs about smoking in the squares. I don't know where it is documented, but I will look for it.

katezbox
09-28-2009, 09:34 AM
Hi Roy,

Thank you.

We do sometimes take our doggy, but always stay near the back or in our cart - and never on nights we know will be crowded (i.e when R&R are playing!).

I will look for the signs; there is so much to see on the squares that i probably walked right by them...

Talk Host
09-28-2009, 09:47 AM
Here we go!

KathieI
09-28-2009, 09:47 AM
I think we've had previous discussions on this matter a while back, because I can remember talking about an incident where I tripped over a long leash in the center of the square as someone was walking past me with their dog and I really gave them hell for being so rude and inconsiderate. I think it says that dogs must only be in the outside perimeter but I'm not sure its in writing. If anyone has time they can do a search on this. I'm cleaning my house at the moment, sorry!

Bogie Shooter
09-28-2009, 09:57 AM
Do you think a sign would make any difference??

KathieI
09-28-2009, 10:03 AM
Without spending too much time, thanks to our wonderful search engine on TOTV, I found this link.

http://www.talkofthevillages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21638&highlight=Pets+Square

graciegirl
09-28-2009, 10:07 AM
I think they should have one square for dogs and one not. I am not a dog owner but that doesn't mean I don't love them and I really like to see the well behaved cuties at the square.

I have been blessed to never have been harmed by a dog and I appreciate the fact that a poster said that they were frightened of dogs. I think that fear is the main reason some people do not like dogs and I feel sad about that. I truly feel happy each time I see a furry little person.

When nature removes our ability to have children, many of us still have the need to protect and nurture and enjoy small beings. I think that is very evident in TV and that is one of the reasons that I love it.

I think people care for their dogs and expect them to behave in much the same way they parented. Some have rules and some don't.

royr
09-28-2009, 10:16 AM
I think they should have one square for dogs and one not. I am not a dog owner but that doesn't mean I don't love them and I really like to see the well behaved cuties at the square.

I have been blessed to never have been harmed by a dog and I appreciate the fact that a poster said that they were frightened of dogs. I think that fear is the main reason people some do not like dogs and I feel sad about that.

When nature removes our ability to have children, many of us still have the need to protect and nurture and enjoy small beings. I think that is very evident in TV and that is one of the reasons that I love it.

I think people care for their dogs and expect them to behave in much the same way they parented. Some have rules and some don't.
Do you also think there should be a square for smokers and one for non-smokers?

redwitch
09-28-2009, 11:28 AM
As long as the smoking square had Rocky & the Rollers, works for me.

katezbox
09-28-2009, 01:17 PM
Without spending too much time, thanks to our wonderful search engine on TOTV, I found this link.

http://www.talkofthevillages.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21638&highlight=Pets+Square




I remember this earlier thread... but it still doesn't address the questions of where it is documented that pets are not allowed ont he squares... inquiring minds want to know the facts...

Taltarzac
09-28-2009, 06:27 PM
I remember this earlier thread... but it still doesn't address the questions of where it is documented that pets are not allowed ont he squares... inquiring minds want to know the facts...

I walked around the Rialto town square this afternoon ... twice... and saw no sign that prohibited walking people with pets. Just some that said or implied no golf carts, bikes, skateboards, nor any other type of vehicle. Just pedestrians.

They also said no smoking on the square.

katezbox
09-28-2009, 07:21 PM
I walked around the Rialto town square this afternoon ... twice... and saw no sign that prohibited walking people with pets. Just some that said or implied no golf carts, bikes, skateboards, nor any other type of vehicle. Just pedestrians.

They also said no smoking on the square.

Thanks Tal. Fin does love the squares - but not as much as spending time with his buds at DDRR (for which we will be eternally grateful to you).

Barefoot
09-28-2009, 10:37 PM
To dog owners:

To be a truly responsible dog owner, you should obey the rules concerning where you take your dogs. Please do not bring them inside the town squares.
Thank you.


Royr, please check your facts. There is no rule stating that dogs are not permitted in the Town Squares.

Taltarzac
09-29-2009, 08:16 AM
I associate the Squares in TV with their respective movie theaters. So, the "Rialto town square" is Spanish Springs Town Square.

I had mentioned in a previous post on this thread that I walked around the "Rialto Town Square" yesterday afternoon looking for a sign about pets on the squares. I did not find anything.

I do hope that people would use some common sense though with what dog and his or her leash belongs on the Town Squares. My dog did not like the noise at the evening entertainment at Lake Sumter Landing and I always have him on a 6 feet or less leash while in crowded areas like the Town Squares in the early evenings.

billethkid
03-13-2010, 10:33 AM
those white and black ones referred to as "speed limits". :thumbup:

btk

salpal
03-13-2010, 01:47 PM
where is the Great Fumar?

eremite06
12-21-2010, 06:25 PM
Do you think a sign would make any difference??

Apparently it doesn't make a difference at the polo field!!!

Tbugs
12-30-2010, 03:49 PM
Well behaved dogs are always welcome at the town squares. Personally, I like to see different kinds of dogs there. One of my old American Legion buddies would come every day with his Papallion dog and the dog would occupy a chair in the front row. It was a sad day when the dog passed away and his owner no longer comes to Lake Sumter Landing.

Smokers, on the other hand, blow rancid, toxic smoke all around. It is a good thing they are banned from the squares.

Boxford
12-30-2010, 04:23 PM
smokers that is, but they gather there all the time. In Spanish Springs they seem to gather on the side closest to the church. It ruins it for everyone around them. I think they think the no smoking refers to the chairs and the inner area so they stand close to the side walk so they are not in the square in their own minds or else they just don't care and no one challenges them.

paulandjean
12-30-2010, 04:39 PM
"Lord have mercy" One town square for dogs, one without.

Yoda
12-30-2010, 09:06 PM
I think that...

People who smoke are fools.

The only thing worse than smokers is smoke nazis.

Yoda

Light up but not in my house.

The Great Fumar
12-30-2010, 09:20 PM
where is the Great Fumar?

Why I'm right here , listening to all this dribble about how wonderful dogs are and how no one minds sitting in a chair with their new winter coat that a dog has been on ,,,,,,I'm sure the hair will just brush right off.......

fumar

Pturner
12-30-2010, 09:27 PM
Why I'm right here , listening to all this dribble about how wonderful dogs are and how no one minds sitting in a chair with their new winter coat that a dog has been on ,,,,,,I'm sure the hair will just brush right off.......

fumar

Hey Fumar,
Next time buy a coat that doesn't shed.

dsned
12-30-2011, 10:20 PM
I also enjoy seeing the cute little ones, so how about a rule that you can bring your fur baby but have to carry it or have a doggie stroller???

angiefox10
12-30-2011, 10:30 PM
I hate to break this to you... but Lowes and Home Depot ARE pet friendly. That's why you see dogs in them. :throwtomatoes:

Happinow
12-31-2011, 09:22 AM
Really? Stores are now becoming pet friendly? Great........:cus:

angiefox10
12-31-2011, 09:26 AM
Really? Stores are now becoming pet friendly? Great........:cus:

Not just now, this has been the case for years! Clearly it hasn't bothered you until you read it here.

Barefoot
12-31-2011, 11:15 AM
I also enjoy seeing the cute little ones, so how about a rule that you can bring your fur baby but have to carry it or have a doggie stroller???

I'd be happy to carry my 10 lb dog. Could you please carry my 70 lb dog for me? I tried stuffing her into a doggie stroller but she wouldn't fit.

Paulandjean are suggesting dogs should be limited to one Town Square. Would this also apply to unruly children, cigarette smokers, people who've had more than three drinks, line dancers, gas carts that emit fumes, and people who reserve chairs but never sit in them?

skyguy79
12-31-2011, 12:25 PM
I'd be happy to carry my 10 lb dog. Could you please carry my 70 lb dog for me? I tried stuffing her into a doggie stroller but she wouldn't fit.For the larger dogs, perhaps the owner should get into a stroller and their dog push them around! They'd even be covered by the ADA as service animals!
http://www.smileyhut.com/user_submitted/really%21.gif

Happinow
12-31-2011, 02:33 PM
For the larger dogs, perhaps the owner should get into a stroller and their dog push them around! They'd even be covered by the ADA as service animals!
http://www.smileyhut.com/user_submitted/really%21.gif


Believe it or not they make "dog strollers". Yup....

Bill-n-Brillo
12-31-2011, 02:37 PM
....... Would this also apply to unruly children, cigarette smokers, people who've had more than three drinks, line dancers, gas carts that emit fumes, and people who reserve chairs but never sit in them?

And then there are the people who emit fumes......... :shocked:

:icon_wink:

Bill :)

angiefox10
12-31-2011, 03:17 PM
Believe it or not they make "dog strollers". Yup....

Yes Happinow, they do make strollers for dogs. When my elder Boston Terrier got to old to take walks but still wanted to, I bought him a stroller and we would walk the other dogs with him in the stroller He was happy to just be with us. We were happy to have him with us those last days. :doggie:

CarolSells
12-31-2011, 03:25 PM
"And then there are the people who emit fumes......... "

Okay, I'm tellin. Bill's trying to turn this into a perfume thread!

angiefox10
12-31-2011, 03:29 PM
"And then there are the people who emit fumes......... "

Okay, I'm tellin. Bill's trying to turn this into a perfume thread!

And the thread turns.... :1rotfl::1rotfl::1rotfl:

CarolSells
12-31-2011, 03:38 PM
And the thread turns.... :1rotfl::1rotfl::1rotfl:

I'll bet a person could make a fortune making perfumes for dogs. Hmm. Eau du Bone, Forever Dog Park. Well, you get the idea.

skyguy79
12-31-2011, 04:31 PM
I'll bet a person could make a fortune making perfumes for dogs. Hmm. Eau du Bone, Forever Dog Park. Well, you get the idea.... and Sniff-sniiff by Butch Barker, Ode du Peeu and Dungg dew Smellair? :doggie:

skyguy79
12-31-2011, 04:34 PM
"And then there are the people who emit fumes......... "

Okay, I'm tellin. Bill's trying to turn this into a perfume thread!MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! :evil6:

CarolSells
12-31-2011, 05:07 PM
Fido #5, Estee Labrador, and No Stinkerbell by Paris Hilton

Ted Faircloth
12-04-2012, 11:18 AM
to dog owners:
We know you love your dogs and you think they are special, even like children, but non-dog owners do not necessarily feel that way.
To be a truly responsible dog owner, you should obey the rules concerning where you take your dogs. Please do not bring them inside the town squares, or in stores where they are not welcome, i.e. Home depot, lowe's, etc.
Many people are frightened of dogs, or are startled when they are unexpectedly approached by animals. It is your responsibility to keep your dogs away from crowded public areas.
Thank you.

keep your dogs barking under controle at all times.

graciegirl
12-04-2012, 11:24 AM
keep your dogs barking under controle at all times.

Welcome Ted.

Here is a poll on how Villagers feel about dogs.

Of course limited to the few thousand on this forum.

http://www.talkofthevillages.com/forums/all-about-pets-120/how-do-you-feel-about-dogs-poll-60443/

jblum315
12-04-2012, 12:46 PM
This is not the dog poop thread. This is the dog THREAT thread. There is a difference.

Patty55
12-04-2012, 07:04 PM
I would just once like to see a thread titled "BE CONSIDERATE OF DOG OWNERS".

It's getting old, really old.

Bogie Shooter
12-04-2012, 08:56 PM
The thread almost died, the last post was 12-2011..................then a new post brought it back to life. Yuk!

shcisamax
12-04-2012, 09:01 PM
I could have guessed when I saw Please be considerate of others...it was either driving the roundabouts, taking chairs in the square or something about dogs.

RebeccaMurfin
12-04-2012, 10:05 PM
Thanks for your opinion. It is of course, that, an opinion. That we love and respect our dogs enough to include them in our lives does not mean that we expect you to alter yours. If you are afraid of these dynamic creatures we are certainly sad, but to ask people who have dedicated their life to owning them and have as much money as you to spend at the retail stores you might find yourself in, is more irrational than you may have considered. How do you feel about all the other people who shop at this store with you?

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12-04-2012, 10:07 PM
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