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Old 14-06-2010, 19:38   #1
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I would love to have a Lab or a Golden.

But I am sick and tired of dogs in marinas.

It is summertime now......it's hot......you may pick up the poo but the stench of urine is getting old.......

The marina I am at has a weedbarrier under the mulch around the bushes.... whed Fido pees there it doesnt go into the soil....it stays in the mulch and plastic till it cooks off.

I am not even going to start with the dogs that "mark" the piers and common areas.
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I have the only dog in our marina and he's only with me one or two days per week. He's a lab and very prone to ear infections, and yeah, TRY to keep a lab from jumping off a pier even on a cold day. The marina owner hates all animals except this old goose who lives on the tikibar patio...
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I'm an animal lover and I don't quite get dogs on boats. Well, maybe a lap dog, but anything bigger is just cruel IMO. And I just hate people who don't pick up after their dogs.
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Back when I was a meat eater, I used to really like dog. Stir fried, mostly, but Phillipino BBQ was also good. So if there are too many in your marina, a suggestion ...... you need a bigger wok.
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I am also an animal lover. My last ever dog recently died. I have decided as much as they are great for companionship they really are like having toddlers, forever.

If you can't care for the toddler, and that includes being considerate of others in terms of their waste you really shouldn't have one.

I was at a BBQ this weekend at a friends condo. This place is hugely high density, like 1,000 apartments. There was a steady stream of dogs passing by the bbq pissing on everything.

I certainly didn't appreciate that. And as far as pissing on the dock or near my boat? Please, have a clue...
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I like dogs a lot but only when there well trained. My bug-a-boo is people who let their dog bark indiscriminately. It ain't cute.

There's a chocolate lab who comes to the dock sometimes that is everyones friend. A great dog. He always comes over to my boat and sees if I'm home. Try's to spot my cat; he love's cats and doesn't get that they don't trust him. He considers climbing my boarding ladder everytime but usually concludes with a little whine that he's not in as good shape as he once was and better not risk it. He adds to the charm of the dock. I do know though that much as he likes the dock he doesn't like the boat.

There is lots of off dock area for the dogs to be walked here and I think that helps eliminate some of the problems with their bowels and bladders.
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Back when I was a meat eater, I used to really like dog. Stir fried, mostly, but Phillipino BBQ was also good. So if there are too many in your marina, a suggestion ...... you need a bigger wok.
Ah yes - that well known oriental cookbook - 25 ways to wok your dog
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This is about as funny as the dead baby jokes from the 90's.
I love animals and babies but don't appreciate bad mannered ones from either species.
What is the point of this thread?
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What is the point of this thread?
Perhaps a subtle reminder to the Animal Indulgers ("Lovers" just sounds a bit....errr...perverse to my ears) that the world neither revolves around Fido nor that everyone is willing to accomodate?

Or OP could just be tired of dog cr#p?
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What is the point of this thread?
It's the prologue for the new opinion poll:

Should marinas ban people who didn't cry at the end of Old Yeller?
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I get a kick watching dogs on people's boats. But can not see how you can keep up with the extra wear and tear on the boat etc. And then there is the wet dog smell.

In the end I'm all for your choice to have a dog etc. But that doesn't make it right for me to have to contend with all things related to having it around!

I get an even bigger kick from the dog at the house against the harbor that seems to bark at boats coming and going for the mooring field. And the harbor has 100's of boats so bet this gets old fast.

I like babies too! But my favorite part is when they leave and all traces are gone.
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There are always those (at least in the states) that get dogs confused with simple minded furry human children and will defend them as illogically and humorlessly as real human kids.

The point of the thread: Dogs can be highly inconsiderate and their owners often have nearly zero accountability. If I had a furry neanderthal little brother whom I couldn't stop from urinating every few feet on the dock, next to someones house, on a hot summer day...Proper furry neanderthal etiquette dictates you hose the dock or take it to a proper area where it's waste byproducts will not bother the community.

Secondary thread point: If you, your dog, and Jessica Alba (sorry, I can't be stranded without her) are shipwrecked in the middle of the gulf of mexico (NO FISH THANKS BP!) with just the canned food and no hope for rescue. The order of consumption is as follows:

Chef Boyardee
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The baby (After Jess and I had been up to no good)
Non-Dominate Leg
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Then, after that long first week was over:

Those canned Brussels sprouts I keep in case of an emergency.

In other words...jokes are OK and sometimes fun to read.
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"A Boy And His Dog"
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Recommended reading for you:
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Vic found a loop hole and you are correct. It is considered by most to be very impolite to eat your dog before your human companion if said dog is smarter than you both AND is telepathic. Besides, Blood did all the work to find the girls anyways...

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