As someone with many therapy dogs, this makes my skin crawl.
@lovely imposter, why? Just curious (the dog seems pretty happy to be there)
@Fantabulous Toaster, idk I just can't help but thinking there checking out the dog or somthing. (I cringed while writing this comment).
@Shaboigan94, unless the dog is standing on two legs and talking, they're not.
Furry is different from bestiality.
@lovely imposter, That's probably just fleas. I hate those insects, and I'm not talking about the furries
@Branth, ya i get that I guess I just figure its possible. I don't have a problem with someone being a furry but it is somewhat weird to me.
@Shaboigan94, Well, it's weird for sure! I don't know many furries who would deny that. They're by and large really cool people though. There's a disproportionate number of people who are socially awkward, but on the plus side they tend to be a lot less judgmental as a result, in my experience.
@Branth, fair enough.
@Branth, I know a few furrys and they are pretty nice people. They are not afraid to show what they like and because of that they are extremely non judgemental to others that do the same.
@lovely imposter, I suppose you have a safe space too and I'm guessing it's the closet
@TheFury01, that is an unnecessarily aggressive and homophobic thing to say, sir! I thought I posted a response earlier but looks like it didn't go through. My original comment wasn't about the furries at all, just as someone who has dogs, the idea of showing up to a big event and being completely out of place makes my skin crawl. Y'all don't need to jump to conclusions and be so rude. Jeepers creepers.
@lovely imposter, one: homophobic, I'm bi
Two: did you assume my gender?
And three: therapy dogs it what you mentioned but therapy dog are not service dogs.
@TheFury01, when were service dogs mentioned? I think it's all therapy dogs.
@Lionsong, my point is leave your pet at home
@TheFury01, the person in the picture got confused as to what FuryCon was. The original commenter was saying how making this mistake would make them feel. I think if the person in the original picture knew what FuryCon was they would not have brought the dog. Or not(you never know). The original commenter would not bring a dog or even go to the con because the masks make them uncomfortable.
@Lionsong, first off you're short one r twice second don't bring your pet into public indoor places. Generally a health code violation and just rude.
@TheFury01, you realize what a therapy dog is right? It's to keep people unstressed or pleasant in stressful environments, and as long as they're well behaved (and people realize how to behave near them) there is no issue.
@Chrisy609, health code violation = problem
Rude = problem
They are not protected under ADA, tittle 2 and 3.
If you need to feel better and unstressed go find your mommy and ask her for your blanky
@TheFury01, There is no health code violation when they are service dogs which therapy dogs are, they are protected under Americans with disabilities act. Would you like a person whose constantly yelling with nothing to calm him down since he doesn't have a way other than a dog. And like I said if the people around the dog and the dog itself are well behaved it serves no issue, second how is it rude to have something that most people love around you, and a slim minority hate; we can't go through life tiptoeing around people that put there feet in front of you. Also quit being so rude to people and have a civil conversation. People can sometimes just want to have a service dog because it makes them feel comfortable which I realize isn't always necessary but in extreme cases they are extremely necessary. And I realize your method of asking your mommy for your blanket works, but I don't think it's really all that appropriate in conversation.
@Chrisy609, We can also respect people asking kindly asking not to bring dogs into a restaurant, but sometimes it's necessary.
@Chrisy609, have you actually read ADA because I have. Title 2 and Title 3 clearly outline what a service animal is and therapy dogs and/ emotional support animals (ESA) ARE NOT COVERED. They are however granted exactly TWO protections.
1: they are granted access to aircraft provided the handler has notified the carrier in writing within 24 hours of the flight.
2: they are allowed to stay with the handler in housing that otherwise does not allow pets.
AND IT GOES ON TO SAY that they are NOT given the same protection as a service animal. A service animal must meet certain criteria one being that they are a dog and two they must PERFORM A TASK.
And yes it is typically a public health code violation to have a pet in certain enclosed spaces that accessible to the public. I'm mostly referring to the California Public Health Code, but that's pretty standard.
Further more it is rude to bring your pet with you into enclosed public spaces. I leave my dog at home when I go out, why can't you?
@Chrisy609, the problem I have here is when people hide behind the law and take advantage of it and the lack of knowledge of people. For no other purpose than to bring there precious 5lb dog into a store with them in their purse. And then they lie declaring it to be a service animal. There are people with legitimate needs for an animal and they are honestly few and far in between but when I see them I don't even give it a second thought. They're are even seizure alert dogs and I'm completely fine with them too. But if you cannot act like a decent human being with out the aid of an any external help, there is something severely wrong with you and you had better fix yourself, which is possible because it's been done.
@TheFury01, if your only problem was the 5lb chihuahua then that would be fine but that is not your only problem currently I cannot figure out why you have such a problem with it but I do feel it would not be okay to completely eliminate something useful, like keeping a person from attacking other nearby persons and please no caps use these ("") if you need to quote something, now I do believe service dogs preform a task such as keeping a person from hyperventilating but I have not heard such a case as a person describing a chihuahua in a bag as a service or comfort animal, but if you know of such case please link that in your comment. And yes there may be something wrong with them like ptsd that they need and animal calm, but eliminating therapy dogs or even hating people who have is not always justified
@Chrisy609, you really must have some sort of mental problem. I literally spelled it out and used caps to highlight the important things, because I'm not sure if those words are verbatim, that's what those are for by the way.
So there's just explaining it to a narrow minded person such as yourself.
@TheFury01, now resorting to insults I'm leaving now, I do not feel you can hold a civil conversation.
@Chrisy609, I'm not conversing. I'm explaining why it's wrong. And you failed to realize that. You also seem to not think beyond your own way of thinking because you little said the same crap twice. Not insults, just observations.
@TheFury01, from the looks of it we have gone very off topic. The person in the picture brought the dog to a con that I can only assume gained the proper clearance to have an animal or they might allow pets. The dog looks like it's in an entry hall of some kind that looks very open. It might be in a very hot place so the event people are letting the dog cool off. There is a lot we don't know in this picture. Also the dog might be a service dog and a therapy dog. Don't go saying "well he does not have a vest on". Taken right from the ADA handbook: The ADA does not require service animals to wear a vest, ID tag, or specific harness.
The most likely scenario is that the hotel or convention center simply allows pets. Now I think we can stop arguing over a picture of a dog and some people in suits.
@Lionsong, while you are correct in your points, my arguments are that he declared it to be a therapy animal and too many times I've seen people to falsely declare them as service animals. Pardon the pun, but it's a pet peeve of mine. "Covered Entities" are however allowed to ask two very specific question. "It's that a service animal?" and "and what task does the animal perform?"
But nobody bothers to namely because they are too cowardice to do so. In short I hate that shít. People taking advantage of a law specification designed to help and protect those who need it.
@TheFury01, I agree that it's unfair to pass off a dog as a service or therapy dog when it is not. My main point was that the place might just allow pets. Also I think we are looking at the same handbooks :D.
@Lionsong, I've seen the handbook but I've also read the actual law. I do so enjoy reading law.
And I do see your point it is in fact quite possible. But it still irks me thinking that may not be the case.
@TheFury01, I think we would be equally irked.
This is perfect, as the other attendees probably need therapy
Why do people not like furries? I mean, I get that it's one weird-ass fetish, but still. I find feet fetishes weird, but that's it.
@Baby Cthulhu, not necessarily a fetish (although it can be for some people). Still I agree
@Baby Cthulhu, too weird most don't dress up in full body fur suits
@Baby Cthulhu, as a bit of a furry myself, I can definitely understand why some people look down upon the furry Fandom. I think one of the big reasons is that, with a group this big, it's basically guaranteed to have its fair share of weirdos and cringy individuals. I don't think the number of those less desire able individuals actually out numbers the genuinely good people, but they do stand out so much more, and it does often sour the entire batch.
Also, I'm not saying this goes for all people, but there are a fair number of individuals who think that part of being a furry means that you enjoy being... intimate with actual animals. Again, while I certainly am not arguing that those people don't exist within the Fandom, they really aren't the majority by any standard and are the sour fruit that ruins the jam. The majority of other furs that I've talked with and myself often get frustrated with those people who ruin it for us, who honestly just want to have a good time and display
@3DAnimator, ourselves as these characters that represent ourselves. Often, we feel safe behind these representations because we can be true to ourself without others knowing. I've only got a head and paws I've made, but it honestly makes me so happy all the people I could make smile with my big, blue wolf. It's freeing in the most positive way.
@3DAnimator, how do they fück, is it just grinding or do you have special access made?
@Caine, I'm actually not too familiar with the subject. I'm sure there is more to it then this, but I think there are two different types of suits. One 'normal' kind that is just what you expect, a costume. The other kind is a specific suit that is made with a hole for... access.
Having made a head for myself though, I couldn't ever imagine 'doing it' in a suit. It's so hard to breath in. Plus, they're pretty hard to wash because they are kind of delicate and it's hard enough getting sweat out much less other stuff. It just seems like a gross and uncomfortable experience to me that isn't really worth it. Plus the other persons face is hidden behind a mask that doesn't change expression. No hate to those that are into it, but I can't really imagine it.
@Caine, as I kind of said before, most people don't go out and get a suit with the intention of screwing. We mostly dress up and hang out to interact with the community and hang out with like minded people within the community. There is a lot more positivity and genuine goodness in the furry community then a lot of people realize, though it is alongside some toxic stuff.
It's like comparing a doctor in a lab coat and a sexy Halloween nurse costume. One is designed for presenting yourself to a group of like minded peers, and one is clearly made to fulfill a fantasy. I'm not going to go into if it's a healthy or even harmful fantasy to have, but it's not mine and I'll leave it to those who enjoy it.
@3DAnimator, I agree that some fandoms can get a bad reputation because of a few members. I'm a Pegasister myself and I get some odd looks when I mention it. A few bad apples don't make the whole bunch bad.
@Lionsong, oh yeah, totally. I'm a brony as well (though a bit behind on watching), and there is just so much immediate judgement. Even without the bad apples making it worse, it kinda sucks.
Well he IS furry.
Okay, people dont seem to understand this still, being a furry does NOT mean that you have a fetish for animals, NOR does it mean that you commit beastiality. We do NOT accept those type of people in our fandom, as beastiality is an insanity, and we would prefer that animals maintain their wellbeing and good nature. There are undeniably the sick, twisted few of us who are into yiff but they are a definite minority. Please people, just, try to understand how we work. To sum it up we dont fvck animals, we just enjoy cartoonish animals portraying human characteristics, not sexually, but playfully.
Fun fact a therapy dog is not a service animal.
That's actually kinda sweet
Not the kind of therapy they need
I don't wanna know how many people tried to hump that dog.
Mainly because I did and I hope I didn't do it after someone else.