UselessToRemain (Jason Graham)

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Do you think dogs should be allowed at the Lawrence Farmers' Market?

Why do you think I think that? I don't really care if you like my dog or not. It's not my concern if others have irrational fears and concerns about the non-issue at hand here.

I haven't seen a single realistic explanation of why the dogs shouldn't be there, other than that some people don't like it.

July 24, 2015 at 2:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Crashed truck removed from between guardrail, wall in North Lawrence

The two had a "couple drinks"? That's a couple, as in two (2)? If two servings has them this plastered maybe they should try for zero before driving.

July 24, 2015 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think dogs should be allowed at the Lawrence Farmers' Market?

Why? My dog doesn't cause problems, so there's not one to solve. Why do I have to change my behavior to cater to your irrational concerns and fears?

July 24, 2015 at 8:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think dogs should be allowed at the Lawrence Farmers' Market?

What does Yuma, AZ have to do with the Lawrence, KS market? The buyers at the market are the people who bring their dogs. I doubt the vendors want less people there. I bet a lot of people (esp with kids) come out just to see the dogs. The vendors sell dog products and give out dog treats and bowls of water.

If someone is allergic and they attend a dog-friendly event or business they are exposing themselves, that's not the dog owner's fault. I can comment on this because I have dangerous food allergies that result in anaphylactic shock. If a dog could cause this, I would stay far away from the event.

I've yet to see any of the germaphobes on here elaborate on how a dog in an open-air environment could possibly contaminate produce that is to be properly handled and washed.

July 23, 2015 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Going to the Farmers' Market? Keep your dog on a short leash

Dogs are allowed at the farmer's market. You can either come to terms with it or not attend said market. End of discussion.

July 23, 2015 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Going to the Farmers' Market? Keep your dog on a short leash

All fair points. Don't forget smokers, the minority (being optimistic with that) that toss them on the ground and out of their car windows make all of them look like litterbugs. Next thing you know, it's outright banned on campus for everyone.

I'm not asking people to leave the market over their neglect to watch their dogs. Quite frankly, I've not seen any of the behavior that has been discussed here. That said, I'm not a regular at the market as I only attend a few times a year. My dog likes to pee in the grass, not on objects and food. I guess I thought people at the marked policed themselves better. For the record, I would not bring a poorly trained / disruptive dog to the market and do in fact look down on that. If a dog pees on or otherwise damages someone's goods, the owner should take accountability by purchasing the item.

July 23, 2015 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Going to the Farmers' Market? Keep your dog on a short leash

Agreed. The produce is grown in nature where all kinds of animals relieve themselves all around.

What about kids and adult children that don't wash for 20 sec. with warm water after using the bathroom, before and after eating, and after contact with surfaces at work, home, etc? Why should that be permitted at the market? They are spreading the most germs, let's ban them too.

July 23, 2015 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Going to the Farmers' Market? Keep your dog on a short leash

Most dog owners show respect by letting their dog "go" before going to the market, keeping others from unwanted contact with their animal, and ensuring their animal does not touch any items for sale. Lawrence is a dog town, as evidenced by the many dog friendly businesses. Not everyone needs their dog at the liquor store but plenty of them allow it. You don't have to like it, but don't label others as disrespectful given that they are abiding by all policies and laws. Perhaps it's you that needs to respect that others are different from yourself.

Do you think there are no dogs or other wild animals where the produce is being grown?

July 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rain or shine, pastor’s daily devotion to running carries prayers though Lawrence

^ I would also like to know the location of this street. I run and bike and therefore would like to avoid it.

January 14, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some Lawrence sidewalks remain snowbound despite $20 fines

Agreed. I was out for a jog at the same time and since there was snow still on the ground, I made sure I was prepared to walk through it.

January 5, 2013 at 7:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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