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Monday Morning Chuckle – Whacky Dog Lawsuit

on January 17, 2011

Ugh. It’s Monday. How about a Monday Morning Chuckle to get the week started off right?

This is a TRUE article from a 1995 edition of the Houston Chronicle, although it sounds more like a joke!

Good grief! Could I be sued for stepping on human toes? It's one of my favorite things to do!

A minister and his wife sued a guide-dog school for $160,000 after a blind man learning to use a seeing-eye dog trod on the woman’s toes in a shopping mall. Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc., a 13-year old guide-dog school and the only one of its kind in the Southeast, raises and trains seeing-eye dogs at no cost to the visually impaired. The school is located about 35 miles south of Tampa.

The lawsuit was brought by Carolyn Christian and her husband, the Rev. William Christian. Each sought $80,000. The couple filed suit 13 months after Ms. Christian’s toe was stepped on and reportedly broken by a blind man who was learning to use his new guide dog, Freddy, under the supervision of an instructor. They were practicing at a shopping mall. According to witnesses, Ms. Christian made no effort to get out of the blind man’s way because she “wanted to see if the dog would walk around me”. (Source: Houston Chronicle, 10-27-95)

Have a great day everyone!


5 responses to “Monday Morning Chuckle – Whacky Dog Lawsuit

  1. tiffy40 says:

    What an unusual story… Tiffy better watch where she steps….you never know what could happen:)

  2. granny1947 says:

    Good grief…does that woman sleep at night????
    Jasmine,frequently, steps on my toes.
    I don’t take kindly to it.

  3. Oh, please. These two people are pathetic. Minister? He may want to rethink his choices!

    Monday morning chuckle, indeed!

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