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On 28 Mar 2009 at 8:34pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
As a dog owner, I get thoroughly miffed when dogs get barred from entering some establishments and consequently I fully support those shops/pubs which remain civilised and allow well behaved pooches into their premises. The hipocracy of allowing children and babies into shops and denying man's best friend never ceases to amaze me - I'd much rather have a dog on the floor than a babies soiled nappy (or shoes) on the conveyor belt in a supermarket!

Shops that I feel deserve a mention for their humane and non-neurotic approach include,
- Bakers the Chemists
- Shoe Gallery
- Wine Rack
- Bright Ideas
- Sussex Stationers
- Gift & Card Shop
- W H Smith
- Clarkes Shoe Shop
- Curry's
- The Outdoor Shop
- Antique Shop (opposite Fur Feather & Fins)
- Fur Feather & Fins
- Pet's Corner
- All pubs in Lewes (especially the Gardeners and Black Horse which openly welcome dogs and always provide treats)

Worthy of a BOO is Argos (boo hiss).

Feel free to add to my list of canine friendly establishments
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On 28 Mar 2009 at 8:42pm busyherbert wrote:
Needlemakers cafe
The charity shop next to Bills (Help the Aged?)
Neros
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On 28 Mar 2009 at 9:20pm Woof Woof wrote:
I have been made welcome in the cars of G.M.Taxis as long as I dont climb on the seats and Paul of Goachers upholstery will make a fuss of you as well
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On 28 Mar 2009 at 9:43pm Dave wrote:
Dog in shops!
Do me favour!
The next time a bleeding heart dog lover say "He's only being friendly" whicle their filthy rabid mutt is scaring the living daylights out of my small kids, barking and jumping up at them I'm going to blow my top.
Dogs should not be kept in towns.

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On 28 Mar 2009 at 10:11pm fruitfly wrote:
The nosey boxer dog in Percy's Tackle shop is ace!
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On 28 Mar 2009 at 10:18pm Mystic Mog wrote:
One our dogs wandered into Tesco after being spooked by a firework. Made the security guards wake up.
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On 28 Mar 2009 at 10:33pm Choker wrote:
fruitfly wrote: The nosey boxer dog in Percy's Tackle shop is ace!
You notice he's put a sign up saying 'No dogs allowed'?
 
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On 29 Mar 2009 at 5:30am fruitfly wrote:
Yes,I did notice! The irony wasn't lost on me
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On 29 Mar 2009 at 7:37am FA wrote:
As a dog owner myself, and someone who works where's there's a lot of dogs around, i personally wouldn't let dogs in the town centre full stop.
It's not the dogs fault.....there's just too many handlers who think their dog is a human and lets them do what they want.
Mystic mogs post above really just highlights that. Why weren't the dogs tied up MM ?
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On 29 Mar 2009 at 3:16pm Nisus Wettus wrote:
Dave your tolerance and generousity of nature shines out from your warm caring post - what a credit to your parents you are - were you dropped on your head when you were a baby? If not why not
 
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On 29 Mar 2009 at 7:08pm Dave wrote:
Thanks Nisus
I was only being friendly, I wouldn't hurt a fly!!!
Excuse me while I crap on your footpath and slobber all over your kids.
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On 29 Mar 2009 at 9:16pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I've trained my dogs how to behave around kids, Dave. Have you trained your kids how to behave round dogs, or do they run around screaming and generally winding them up?
Sad to say, Spinster, I believe the Dorset is no longer dog friendly. When it reopened after the alterations, we tried to go in with the dogs but were told they were no longer allowed. It's a shame, as under the previous management they were positively welcomed and even got a free sausage each once.
To the dog-friendly list, I'd add St Anne's Pharmacy, and a boo to W H Smith.
 
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On 29 Mar 2009 at 11:39pm Dave wrote:
My kids don't run up to dogs shouting their heads off and jumping on them.
They, like most young kids, just aren't that stupid
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 10:04am jonnyboy wrote:
Does anyone know of any dog owner in the area who has been prosecuted for failing to clear up after their dog? Also why do some dog owners think it acceptable to pick up their dog sh*t and then throw it into the nearest tree or bush? Examples of this behaviour decorate the Railway land and also the path by Landport Bottom leading to the gallops. There are dog bins in both areas.
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 11:43am Mystic Mog wrote:
FA, the dog got spooked a quarter a mile away from Tesco. However he runs faster than I. I always tie them up outside.
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 2:58pm dave2 wrote:
The needlemakers cafe and neros are given a boo for not letting a dog into a food establishment ?
there is a basic food health reason at stake here ?
I for one would not want dog drool on the floor in my cafe.
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 3:18pm decent citizen wrote:
Animals are banned from food outlets .Fact!
 
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 4:39pm Rozzer wrote:
decent citizen wrote: 'Animals are banned from food outlets .Fact!'
But not dead ones. As in butcher's. FACT.
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 5:47pm Nisus Wettus wrote:
Animals are NOT banned from food outlets - pubs? - trains? - the pavement outside the charcoal grill? - what is the basic food health reason to do so anyway? I dread to think what is on the hands and clothes of many people that are above the height of the food in food establishments with their contaminants dropping onto food (consider the humble sneeze or the snot-encrusted cuff) - as for the dog at ground level what is his crime? what in god's name does dog drool on the floor (on the floor I ask you how many of you eat off the floor) have to do with anything? my dog is far better behaved than many "ADULTS" I see around Lewes...
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 8:20pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Interesting subject that you have inadvertantly raised Dave.
Many young children have no idea how to approach a dog (or other animal) and I frequently have to remind them of,
1. Manners (ask the owner if okay to stroke)
2. Show hand to animal first (after getting the okay from owner)
3. Do not approach animal from the rear
4. Do not stroke animal's fur the wrong way
5. Do not attempt to be over friendly with animal (hugs etc)
6. How to recognise signs that animal is not impressed with excessive attention from over enthusiastic child screaming with joy
7. Do not pull tails
8. Do not shout/scream/yodel at animal
And then there are the parents who inflict a life of fear and anxiety upon their children due to their own neurotic failings - enough said!
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 8:23pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Just to add to the list of dog friendly establishments,
- Monsoon
- Halifax
- Barclays
- Tizz's
- Post Office
 
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 8:42pm George Orwell wrote:
This sounds like the start of a film of the same name as one of mine
1. Manners (ask the owner if okay to stroke) may I perform a mild sex act on your dog?
2. Show hand to animal first (after getting the okay from owner)get permision to rub the animal?
3. Do not approach animal from the rear ? always aproach from the rear the dogs teeth are probably sharpe it may not swallow?
4. Do not stroke animal's fur the wrong way or rub to hard ? see 8
5. Do not attempt to be over friendly with animal (hugs kisses tongues etc)
6. How to recognise signs that animal is not impressed with excessive attention from over enthusiastic child / adult screaming with joy / sexuall fullfilment ??
7. Do not pull tails slap on arse say who's your daddy ?
8. Do not shout/scream/yodel at animal it may not like S&M
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 8:48pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Fancy meeting up for a dog walk George?
Nudge nudge, wink wink!
 
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 8:54pm george orwell wrote:
is this like when you woman invite us men "in for coffee" we know what you mean but sometimes it would be nice to get a coffee were not a piece of meat you can just use?
convent field wed eve around 8 you bring the dog I'll be wearing a flasha mac carrying a can of pedagree
 
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 9:08pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Clever clogs .Ha!Ha!Very witty.Fact!
 
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On 30 Mar 2009 at 9:32pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Rest assurred George - I never invite anyone in for a coffee (or tea) as I do not drink the stuff.
Afraid I'll have to miss on Wednesday evening as Pedigree is not my style - I prefer Chappie!
 
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On 31 Mar 2009 at 12:44pm eric sykes wrote:
Orwewll and Spinster - I always wondered what dogging meant. Now I know.
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On 31 Mar 2009 at 12:53pm not a yummy wrote:
Dave should not be in the town! What a narrow minded p**t!
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On 31 Mar 2009 at 1:14pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I sometimes it's a shame towns aren't divided into dog-free zones and child-free zones (although there would, of course, have to be an area for people who wanted children AND dogs).
That would keep Dave and me both happy.
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On 31 Mar 2009 at 1:25pm Lopster wrote:
ACT - too complicated - Dave free town would suit all it would seem
 
 
On 31 Mar 2009 at 3:06pm chav wrote:
I'm dog friendly but this thread disapointed me big time. I got the rong end of the stick


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