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Monday Morning Chuckle: Stupid Dog Laws

Where do legislators find the time to think up all these crazy laws?!

Good thing this is only an empty bottle of sparkling apple cider, or I could be arrested in some states! 🙂

Here’s a bunch of crazy, funny, and yes – stupid – laws concerning dogs from right here in the good ol’ US of A. I know some of them are antique and have actually been repealed, but some are actually still in existence!

Colorado: The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park.  (umm….maybe just badly worded?)

Illinois:

It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets. (Who on earth did this??)

It is illegal to give a dog whiskey. (Darn!)

No person may keep a smelly dog. (Actually reads: No person shall keep or maintain any animal, poultry or fowl in such a manner to cause inconvenience or disturbance to other persons by reason of noise, odor or other cause.)

It is against the law to make faces at dogs. (HAHAHA – we’re sunk!)

Michigan:

It is illegal to kill a dog using a decompression chamber. (But other means are okay???? Yikes!)

North Carolina:

In one town, fights between cats and dogs are prohibited. (Do they have a drug to quell this natural instinct? And I guess dog fights are condoned??)

Ohio:

It is illegal for a dog to urinate on a parking meter. (Apparently this is from a particular town, where supposedly there are no parking meters.)

A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him. However, the reverse is not true, even if it’s a police dog. (I really hope this is misquoted…)

Oklahoma:

Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog. (LOL!!)

Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property. (Or else the neighborhood will go to the dogs…. Sorry, I just had to say it.)

Outdated or current, the fact is that these laws do or once did exist. I’d love to know how some of them came into existence!

 

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Monday Morning Chuckle – Yorkie Becomes International Canine Supermodel!

Move aside Kate Moss – Manfred of Sweden has arrived!

And I thought those imported Irish sweaters were pricey!!

Manfred is a Yorkie who lives in Sweden but can’t handle the cold weather. So his ingenious owner designed and created a line of clothes of the same high quality and design as her own clothes, and the multi-million dollar company, Manfred of Sweden, was born.

Manfred isn’t just the inspiration for this line of canine clothing and matching bags, he’s also the model and has become the top canine supermodel of the world. Manfred of Sweden clothes are carried in only the ritziest boutiques, and they’re made with materials like lambskin, real gold, sterling silver, fine pearls, Swarovski crystals – you get the idea!

While this is nothing short of brilliance on the part of his owner, the chuckle comes to me from the prices people are willing to pay for dog clothes – how about $1,471 for the American Bag dog carrier that matches the $601 American Jacket?

Or maybe you’d like to tone it down with a $220 black retro T-shirt….

And of course, your pooch can never, but never, wear the same thing twice….  🙂

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Monday Morning Chuckle – Dog Poop Lawsuit

This dog-related lawsuit is SO crazy that it was even a topic of discussion in the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey discussion forum!

Humans sure can be silly. Why sue when you can nap??

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) ― A New York woman has filed a $100 claim against Norwalk saying a family outing to the Maritime Aquarium was ruined by dog feces.

The woman claims her child’s shoes, along with the entire outing, were ruined when her 1-year-old stepped in dog feces outside the Maritime Garage.

City attorney M. Jeffry Spahr says the official response is that her claim is denied and in his words, “poop happens.”

Kelly DeBrocky of Mahopac, N.Y., wants the city to reimburse her for $54 she spent replacing her toddler’s ruined shoes and the expenses for parking and aquarium admission.

I mean, just think of the time and filing fees this woman incurred! I guess this should be filed under the “Get A Life” category….

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Monday Morning Chuckle – Whacky Dog Lawsuit

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!

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