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Monday, March 5, 2012

Helper dog


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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm badly allergic to dogs.
This is why I appreciate those who go to the accessibility coach. Thanks.

peter said...

How do you handle sitting next to people like me on the regular coaches? I own three dogs. I'm usually picking off their fur.

Vanessa said...

Those eyes! *melt*

C.J. Smith said...

I'm allergic to cigarette smoke.
Too bad there isn't a coach where I can banish the smokers to.

Since it's public transit, I learn to deal. I don't think the owner of this helper dog is sitting in the accessibility coach to ensure the comfort of other passengers. I suspect it's so the dog has room to lay down.

Anonymous said...

I really hate helper dogs. 100% of that reason is because I am not allowed to pet them. How do you look into that sweet face, those heart melting eyes and not want to rub those ears?

C.J. Smith said...

It is hard!
But we can't. They're working!

Anonymous said...

A funny troll should take a picture of thier cute dog with its paws on the seat....that would original, and hilarious!

Shirker said...

About a year ago, while walking through a moving train, I nearly tripped over a tall greyhound who was just chilling on the other side of the sliding door. Had it been a piece of luggage or a someone's outstretched legs I would have been pissed but a dog is an instant rage neutralizer.

Squiggles said...

I'm glad that the owner chose the accessibillity coach. I was riding a normal coach once and someone with their helper dog sat there too (on the sideways seats by the door). What bothered me was that the dog was lying in the aisle and other passengers weren't being careful when trying to go around it. I think I saw a couple of steps land really close - uncomfortably close, so that if the train jerked, they would have stepped ON the dog.


But I will admit, I think puppy looks sad.

FRED said...

Puppy looks sad because the person on the seat we can't see is bag riding and he's lamenting about the decline of human courtesy.
His eyes are begging them to show some manners.
I bet he pulls the same look with foot riders.

Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Squiggles, if you happen to see that again just ask the person to tuck their dog in. I'm sure they would appreciate it and would gladly do it. My friend's blind and her Guide dog likes to spread out no matter where he is and since she can't see, she doesn't know how much space he's taking up.

Also never heard them be called Helper Dogs, usually Assistance Dogs is the term.

C.J. Smith said...

That would be me.
It's what my daughter calls them as we have a neighbour who has a Service Dog but she calls it his Helper Dog. So it stuck for me.

No disrespect was meant.

lswgirl13 said...

I need to give my dog a (((hug)))).

The Flynnigan's said...

He/She is a beaut! :)

ExGOnowTTC said...

Cute dog. But God help me if one more person refers to themselves as a Pet Parent.