"Is that a service cat?"

Old Dec 3, 10, 7:59 am
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"Is that a service cat?"

Third day on the road, and our big guy was not going back in the carrier when we arrived at our La Quinta for the night. So we clipped on his leash (our cats always wear their harnesses while traveling) and walked him on in to the lobby. Desk clerk looked at him, strolling so casually along on a leash, and said, "Is that a service cat?" I said, "Well, he does the work of one, but he doesn't have the paperwork."

While she was checking us in, a woman came in with her "dog" - I've seen bigger rats on leashes. My son laughed at the dog, because it was literally one-forth the size of our cat and made a joke about size reversal - big cat/tiny dog.

As we're walking away, the woman is heard complaining to the desk clerk "People shouldn't travel with cats, they're just nuisances in public." to which the desk clerk replied "That's a service cat; he has the right be here!"

Gotta love those who know the ADA.
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Old Dec 3, 10, 2:38 pm
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Oh, the irony. The woman's rat-sized dog probably yaps like all get-out yet she complains about a cat that doesn't make any noise at all.

N.B. I love little dogs (I had a Yorkie) but some of them can be pretty yappy in that high-pitch tone that can be a nuisance.

Gotta love the front desk clerk's response to the woman, though!
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Old Dec 7, 10, 3:56 pm
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I don't understand some people.
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Old Dec 15, 10, 8:13 am
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No .....he is the BOSS and I am the service person
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Old Dec 15, 10, 10:11 am
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No .....he is the BOSS and I am the service person
Dogs have owners.

Cats have staff.
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Old Dec 15, 10, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Djlawman View Post
Dogs have owners.

Cats have staff.
Then one of my dogs thinks she's a cat. We joke that cats wish they were her... she's that spoiled, and has us that well trained to cater to her.
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Old Mar 11, 11, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
As we're walking away, the woman is heard complaining to the desk clerk "People shouldn't travel with cats, they're just nuisances in public." to which the desk clerk replied "That's a service cat; he has the right be here!"
That's the kind of story that makes your day!
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