While I enjoy the company of dogs as much as the next guy, I’m disturbed by a recent trend. People are now bringing their dogs inside stores and restaurants on and around Lincoln Road mall.
When I informed the manager of a restaurant that it was unsanitary to allow animals inside, he agreed. He then let me know that this particular dog was a “service” animal and he could not have it removed.
As this restaurant offered plenty of outside seating I suggested that this is where these people should be dining. Again he agreed, but said that there was nothing he could do.
What has happened to common sense and respect for the public space? When was it decided that pets should be treated the same as human beings?