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Postby Maryellen » June 14th, 2006, 12:55 pm

last night jesse and i were at the vet. there was another dog besides her in the waiting room.. all the cats were in carriers... fine..

a guy sticks his head in the door and asks if the dogs are good with cats.. so i figure, the cat is in a carrier.. so i say, as long as your cat is contained mine is ok.. (jesse hates cats but if they are in carriers she is fine)
so what does this guy do? he closes the door, then opens it and walks in with a cat ON A HARNESS AND LEASH....

i was like, wait a minute, a leash???? of course jesse saw the cat and gave it a look like WTF is that?? so we went into a down stay with her facing me just to be on the safe side, and the guy with the other dog did the same,. now the guy with the cat leash was holding the leash in his two FINGERS... i kept praying that he wouldnt drop the leash or the cat take off...
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Postby Jesseca » June 14th, 2006, 1:12 pm

People are so stupid :shock:
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Postby cheekymunkee » June 14th, 2006, 1:18 pm

THAT is insane!!! :shock: ALthough I have walked into vet's offices & see people holding cats on their LAPS!!
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Postby Maryellen » June 14th, 2006, 1:23 pm

yeah, i have seen that to.. last night a woman was holding a all white JRT in her arms, the dog kept growling at jesse, who was laying on the chairs relaxed... she kept shushing her dog, telling her its ok, etc.. so i said to her, the more you coddle him the more he thinks its ok to growl at other dogs.. she says, no , he calms down with that.. i say, no, it just reinforces him that its ok to growl at other dogs.. that is not good.. she says, oh but he is harmless, and he loves to be held.. i cant walk him anywhere..

i shut up. i cant argue with an owner who coddles their dog to death..
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 14th, 2006, 1:28 pm

I must admit though, until you have a dog you don't think about these things. I used to just carry my cat into the vet and hold him on my lap. I'd give dirty looks to the people with "mean" dogs barking at my cat. :| I didn't understand. Now, my cats only go to the vet in a crate, because I DO understand.
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Postby cheekymunkee » June 14th, 2006, 1:35 pm

Maryellen wrote:yeah, i have seen that to.. last night a woman was holding a all white JRT in her arms, the dog kept growling at jesse, who was laying on the chairs relaxed... she kept shushing her dog, telling her its ok, etc.. so i said to her, the more you coddle him the more he thinks its ok to growl at other dogs.. she says, no , he calms down with that.. i say, no, it just reinforces him that its ok to growl at other dogs.. that is not good.. she says, oh but he is harmless, and he loves to be held.. i cant walk him anywhere..

i shut up. i cant argue with an owner who coddles their dog to death..


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Postby Jenn » June 14th, 2006, 1:36 pm

My vet office has an office cat, and she roams wherever she dang well pleases. They will make exceptions for me and allow me to bring my dogs in before opening hours, yet won't put up the dang cat? :| Normally she steers pretty clear, but she gets pretty ballsy sometimes as well. She loves to hang out on the counter and rub on you while your trying to pay, all fine and dandy till your dog notices she's in his reach!
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Postby JCleve86 » June 14th, 2006, 1:43 pm

Luckily our vet's office cat is big and fat and grouchy and sleeps on the counter, which is like four feet high...so the dogs usually can't even see the cats. The major conundrum with us are the damned squaking birds, and the turtles that dive in and out of the water...Molly figured out the birds and just wants to sniff um all day, but the sound of the turtles hitting the water bewilders her! She just looks around like a nut, attempting to pull me with her, trying to figure out where the "twump" is coming from.

There's a lady in my apartment complex (which has LOTS of big dogs) who walks her fatty cat on a leash. It's wierd, but she's pretty cool...my dogs see him from the porch (2nd story so they obviously can't get to him) and immediately start barking at him and than redirecting towards each other...freaks the cat out so he tries to take off but he's on leash...I wasn't sure what the lady thought but so I apologized and made them go inside, and she goes "Oh no it's okay! Tiger needs the exercise!"

So...in conclusion, some crazy cat people are cool. lol
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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 14th, 2006, 1:44 pm

People are idiots! :o
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Postby SisMorphine » June 14th, 2006, 2:22 pm

We had plenty of people who would bring their cats in on leashes at all of the hospitals I worked at. Daily basis. Totally normal.

ETA: I don't see the issue. Dog owners should have control over their dogs. Cat owners should have control over their cats. Period. As long as they are restrained in some way, no problem.
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Postby Maryellen » June 14th, 2006, 2:32 pm

I was just shocked to see a cat on a harness and leash.. the cat was very well behaved, which i was suprised at.. both us dog owners kept our dogs well behaved and undercontrol, which everyone should do at the vets office..
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Postby SpiritFngrz » June 14th, 2006, 3:27 pm

There's a guy who walks his Siamese mix around our neighborhood on a harness and a leash. Satin just looks at it because it is well behaved and doesn't hiss
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Postby mnp13 » June 14th, 2006, 3:44 pm

I carry my cats into the vet's office :|

It's never been an issue.
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Postby a-bull » June 14th, 2006, 3:45 pm

mnp13 wrote:I carry my cats into the vet's office :|

It's never been an issue.


:shock:

I'm impressed. I own 6 and not one could be contained if I carried them in. I stash them in a carrier . . .
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Postby mnp13 » June 14th, 2006, 4:03 pm

They ride loose in my car as well. Merlin has no fear of dogs, and Faye just digs in if she gets scared.
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Postby a-bull » June 14th, 2006, 4:04 pm

mnp13 wrote:They ride loose in my car as well. Merlin has no fear of dogs, and Faye just digs in if she gets scared.


. . . and they don't pee in the car?? :shock: I'm doing something wrong here . . .
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Postby Maryellen » June 14th, 2006, 4:06 pm

i was one of those cat owners who just threw her cat over her shoulder and brought her to the vet. then set her on the chair next to me. she was raised with 2 dogs, and had no fear... sitting on the other side of the spectrum, i can see why dog owners get panicky when a cat comes in....
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Postby mnp13 » June 14th, 2006, 4:07 pm

a-bull wrote:
mnp13 wrote:They ride loose in my car as well. Merlin has no fear of dogs, and Faye just digs in if she gets scared.


. . . and they don't pee in the car?? :shock: I'm doing something wrong here . . .


Nope. Faye pooped once, but she was sick and they wanted a sample anyway.
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Postby a-bull » June 14th, 2006, 4:08 pm

mnp13 wrote:
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mnp13 wrote:They ride loose in my car as well. Merlin has no fear of dogs, and Faye just digs in if she gets scared.


. . . and they don't pee in the car?? :shock: I'm doing something wrong here . . .


Nope. Faye pooped once, but she was sick and they wanted a sample anyway.


See, so she was just cooperating again . . . great cats . . .
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Postby 04100824 » June 14th, 2006, 4:14 pm

Cats look so dumb on a leash. :noWay:
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