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Dogs being carried on the DART

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 48,271 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    how much is a ticket for a dog on public transport? i bet there is none, the bleedin' freeloader dogs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,593 ✭✭✭theteal


    CatInABox wrote: »
    To be honest, if I sat next to a dog on the dart, I'd think it was the best dart journey ever.

    Tube journey home from work on Friday. A lovely golden lab beside me, clearly a bit nervous on the packed train. It took every ounce of my resolve to not hunker down and play with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,724 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    kenmm wrote: »
    Ireland has some of the weirdest attitudes to dogs compared to any other country I have visited.
    Its like half the country has some deep fear that all dogs are going to suddenly turn and start attacking in a desperate bid to take over the country. Maybe Irish dogs are different?

    No, Irish humans are.
    There's a significant minority of owners who can't train their dogs, keep them under control or clean up after them and get awfully touchy when called out on it.

    That said I'd prefer the company of dogs to some so called more advanced mammals any day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭borderlinemeath


    Zebra3 wrote: »
    If I want to spend time with an animal, I'll go to a zoo or a farm.

    Ironic user name?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,530 ✭✭✭Allinall


    Pets drive me nuts sorry.

    I dislike sharing my space with a hairy thing that thinks I love it. Or more to the point, the owner thinks that. As for cats....

    Anyway I thought only Assistance dogs are allowed on Public Transport.

    But it seems like anything goes these days and no one cares. Unless a ticket inspector gets you by the short and curlies that is!

    This country has gone to the dogs. LOL.

    Unless you’re bald, you’re a hypocrite.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭borderlinemeath


    Pets drive me nuts sorry.

    I dislike sharing my space with a hairy thing that thinks I love it. Or more to the point, the owner thinks that. As for cats....

    Anyway I thought only Assistance dogs are allowed on Public Transport.

    But it seems like anything goes these days and no one cares. Unless a ticket inspector gets you by the short and curlies that is!

    This country has gone to the dogs. LOL.


    Dogs are marvellous creatures. They love unconditionally, regardless of whether you are a decent person or a mean spirited aul git. They are indifferent to most bad human traits and don't care whether you look like shiit, feel like crap, or are depressed - they are there for You in your worst times. They are wonderful company for older people that may live alone, and develop empathy and responsibility as pets to children.

    If somebody doesn't like dogs, it's very much a reflection of them as a person, rather than the dog.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,268 ✭✭✭cgcsb


    Pets drive me nuts sorry.

    I dislike sharing my space with a hairy thing that thinks I love it. Or more to the point, the owner thinks that. As for cats....

    Anyway I thought only Assistance dogs are allowed on Public Transport.

    But it seems like anything goes these days and no one cares. Unless a ticket inspector gets you by the short and curlies that is!

    This country has gone to the dogs. LOL.

    Are you serious? Like there are actual crimes happening today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,268 ✭✭✭cgcsb


    Dogs are marvellous creatures. They love unconditionally, regardless of whether you are a decent person or a mean spirited aul git. They are indifferent to most bad human traits and don't care whether you look like shiit, feel like crap, or are depressed - they are there for You in your worst times. They are wonderful company for older people that may live alone, and develop empathy and responsibility as pets to children.

    If somebody doesn't like dogs, it's very much a reflection of them as a person, rather than the dog.
    Literally I don't get how a person wouldn't like a dog. 99% of dogs are better people than humans.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,698 ✭✭✭kenmm


    I get people may not like dogs for reasons like a phobia, bad experience with one as a kid etc.

    But there seems to be a general fear in Irish society that I dont get - like a dog cant be allowed in a pub because its unhygienic (I know plenty of people tht could do with a good scrub!) - and its not like the dog is in the back cooking or eating out the fridge or anything..

    Same with buses/trains etc.. Just because someone has a dog, you dont need to go near it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭borderlinemeath


    cgcsb wrote: »
    Literally I don't get how a person wouldn't like a dog. 99% of dogs are better people than humans.

    I think it depends on how you were brought up. When I was a kid we always had at least one dog, most of the time 2 dogs. And all my family grew up and got their own dogs. One of my best friends never had pets growing up and she, nor any of her siblings have any pets, and are fairly indifferent to them.

    So I would imagine that anybody who doesn't like dogs got their lack of empathy towards pets from their own parentage.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,676 ✭✭✭strandroad


    cgcsb wrote: »
    Literally I don't get how a person wouldn't like a dog. 99% of dogs are better people than humans.

    I get how some people might not like dogs, but they can bear being around a dog (under control) without liking them!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,226 ✭✭✭✭elperello


    Old dogs and children and watermelon wine.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 48,271 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder


    Dogs are marvellous creatures. They love unconditionally, regardless of whether you are a decent person or a mean spirited aul git.
    you've not met my neighbour's dog, the most bad tempered little ****bag of a dog you could possibly meet. has latched onto my foot twice with its teeth.

    there are three houses i won't pass on the bike due to persistent dog attacks; i know, i should report them, but i suspect nothing will happen.

    i like dogs, but they're like people. some of them are obnoxious.


  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭decky1


    Zebra3 wrote: »
    If I want to spend time with an animal, I'll go to a zoo or a farm.

    Well you seem to like horses, you seem to be sitting on a 'High' one.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭borderlinemeath


    you've not met my neighbour's dog, the most bad tempered little ****bag of a dog you could possibly meet. has latched onto my foot twice with its teeth.

    there are three houses i won't pass on the bike due to persistent dog attacks; i know, i should report them, but i suspect nothing will happen.

    i like dogs, but they're like people. some of them are obnoxious.

    Bad owners, who have let territorial behaviours fester. But the dog still loves that owner despite it's failings.

    Problem with passing by a territorial dogs house is that a dog will naturally defend it's patch. When you pass by a house and a dog is going ballistic, you keep on going so in it's mind it thinks "job done". It's usually the postman/delivery man that starts and reinforces this type of behaviour, as they approach and leave after a very short visit. Bad owners won't discourage or try and alter the dogs behaviour, most of the time they think it's probably a good thing to have a guard dog. Take the dog out of their territory they would most likely behave entirely differently.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,949 ✭✭✭✭Wishbone Ash


    cgcsb wrote: »
    Literally I don't get how a person wouldn't like a dog. 99% of dogs are better people than humans.
    Try cycling in rural Ireland where the so called 'decent law abiding people' live and report back here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 945 ✭✭✭Always Tired


    It's extremely rare to be bit by a dog. I worked in animal control for 3 years and of the very few cases we had, all but one of them occured in the dog owners home. Only one person got bit in public, and it was me, when a homeless guys dog bit me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 975 ✭✭✭decky1


    Was on a train one time and a guy got on with a monkey, 'are you taking it to the zoo i asked' no say's he 'we were there yesterday i think we might try the cinema today' Ah yes the old one's are the best.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,491 ✭✭✭john boye


    Charlie19 wrote: »
    What would happen if a dog was to say urinate on the dart? It be tough to clean that up on a busy commute.

    Probably the same as what happens when a human urinates on it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,698 ✭✭✭kenmm


    john boye wrote: »
    Probably the same as what happens when a human urinates on it.

    (Dog) Owner more likely to clean it up I'd say..


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,698 ✭✭✭kenmm


    Try cycling in rural Ireland where the so called 'decent law abiding people' live and report back here.

    Are you saying the country dogs are worse, or the people are better?

    I can't say I noticed a difference either way!


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