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View Poll Results: Do dogs in purses bother you?
Yes! Those doggies need to stay at home! 45 77.59%
No. I think it's super cute and adorable. 11 18.97%
I carry a dog in my purse. 2 3.45%
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:46 PM   #11
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The cutest dog that I ever saw was carried by a little old lady in some purse/box/like carrier. It was a little Yorkie and extremely well behaved--did not bark and appreciated with great aplomb all references to how cute it was as did Gramma.......adorable and no one even knew that Fidolito was on board................it was a transatlantic flight and in my many sojourns to the restrooms the pooch was a darling and bothered noone.........I would love to own one of her offspring.......
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:49 PM   #12
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Dogs are great and should be every place we are as long as they behave. I have traveled alot and there are many places that are pet friendly especially hotels and motels. I bring my dog when I travel and I feel so much safer when she is with me she warns me if someone is by my door but if I tell her to shut up and that its OK, she shuts up.
I would love to have a tiny dog that you can bring on board a plane and not in a crate in cargo freezing etc.As far as Im concerned dogs are better than most people.
I would bet that the main reason we have to have laws keeping dogs out of many public places is not because of the dogs so much, but because of unreasonable people. Some people wouldn't care that their dog had just eaten the chihuahua belonging to the person behind them, and some might think it is cute when their dog is, let's say "entertaining himself" on the leg of the person sitting in the restaurant booth across from them. Also if dogs (not counting service dogs of course) were allowed in all public places here, I know someone would come along and say, "Well if they can have their dogs, I can bring my pot-bellied pig," and someone else would want to bring his or her horse. People are funny that way. I know some dogs (and pigs and horses) I would rather see in a store or restaurant than some kids I have seen acting like monsters out in public!

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:18 PM   #13
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We have three chihuahuas at home. One of them is a "tea-cup". She probably weighs in right around 3 lbs, if that. She easily fits in the palm of my hand.

Luckily, PeppA doesn't want to take any of them around with her in a purse. Although, sometimes the oldest one does get to go on a trip in the car, but she stays in the car.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:20 PM   #14
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If you go to Germany dogs are allowed every where, even the trains the stores and restaurants. I like it as as long as dog is well behaved why should it matter? Even in New Mexico in the smaller towns dogs are getting in the restaurants and bars. So what? Dogs are great and should be every place we are as long as they behave. I have traveled alot and there are many places that are pet friendly especially hotels and motels. I bring my dog when I travel and I feel so much safer when she is with me she warns me if someone is by my door but if I tell her to shut up and that its OK, she shuts up.
I would love to have a tiny dog that you can bring on board a plane and not in a crate in cargo freezing etc.As far as Im concerned dogs are better than most people.
So thats my story and Im sticking to it.
It was the same way in France when I was there. Every restaurant and even the big grocery stores had people with their dogs there. I didn't see any dogs misbehaving or relieving themselves indoors. I don't know - it just doesn't bother me. My dog loves to travel with me but I don't take her indoors anywhere because I'm not sure she would remain calm and well behaved - she gets excited when she sees other dogs and wants to play with them. But if I knew she'd behave, I would probably take her in places where dogs are welcome. Not in a bag though - she's 80 lbs.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:22 PM   #15
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It irritates me. Poor doggies.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:32 PM   #16
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DH will take the dogs all day in the back of truck in the summer the winter not so much but he will take them for at least 30-40 minutes for a garbage run. I say dogs dont care if its 20 minutes or all daythey just love a ride.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:37 PM   #17
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Cubbie likes riding in the car so much that if he gets out and is running with his doggie buddies, I open the car door and he usually comes running. If he is too involved with his pals I open the car door and start the car. That always works! James always asks why Cubbie likes riding in the car so much because he usually just lies down and sleeps for quite a bit of the ride. LOL He is one of the best car riding dogs I have ever seen. We don't take him with us if we are both going into a store or to a restaurant though, since we are afraid of what we might find when we get back. He goes nuts if even one of us gets out of the car. If he is with us and we want to eat out, we go to a drive-through. He usually gets something to nibble when we go there, so he likes that (I know, I know, but he just gets junk once in a while). When we go through the bank's drive-through he thinks we are at a fast-food place. I guess they are used to that though. If the teller sees Cubbie she always gives him a couple dog biscuits!

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:56 PM   #18
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lucky dog, lucky dog........wow let me come back as Cubbie.......you're so nice Barbara.....
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:15 AM   #19
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I don't have a problem with it as long as the dog is well cared for.

My 2 labs go just about everywhere with me that they are allowed.
They are also exceptionally well behaved when I tell them to be.
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Unfortunately, many people don't have the oomph to take the time
to train their dogs, so they have hounds that pull them around, run off
when the door opens, beg for food and generally act like dogs, LOL!

My white lab/retriever loves to go to PetSmart. Since they are vaccinated and
flea protected I am not worried.
She will sit in front of the bird cages without moving, except to whine every now and
then. Dog TV, LOL!
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:25 AM   #20
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My little Dove is so quiet and loves to ride in a bicycle basket attached to the front of my handicapped scooter. She just fits..if she gains anymore weight I'll pull her behind me in a wheel barrow!! LOL She is over 8 pounds and that is fat for a Chihuahua.
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