Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.

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Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.

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Post by digits_ » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:08 am

Lol. Looks like she needed it though.

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Post by North Shore » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:41 am

LOL! No Squirrels,indeed - there's already enough flashing lights and shiny things in an aeroplane to distract the pilots!
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Post by zipper » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:29 am

At what point do we start telling people that enough is enough?
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Post by lownslow » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:16 pm

zipper wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:29 am
At what point do we start telling people that enough is enough?
How dare you? After reading that assault on my emotional well-being I'm going to need my emotional support goose.






















































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Post by Inverted2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:46 pm

Emotional support squirrel? I guess she was “nuts”.
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Post by linecrew » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:15 pm

"...emotional support squirrel..."

Yyyup. We've bottomed out as a society because this is now a thing.
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Post by cdnpilot77 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:48 pm

zipper wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:29 am
At what point do we start telling people that enough is enough?
Not until after I get to bring my Emotional Support Shark on my next trip....
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Post by fliter » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:06 pm

linecrew wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:15 pm
"...emotional support squirrel..."

Yyyup. We've bottomed out as a society because this is now a thing.
Sure, emotional support squirrel is silly af, but "we've bottomed out as a society"? Really? It wasn't the residential school system, or denial of voting and other rights to women, or treating blacks as lesser than, or similar gross injustices of the past that would represent "bottoming out as a society to you"? The squirrel takes the cake?
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Post by linecrew » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:34 pm

fliter wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:06 pm
linecrew wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:15 pm
"...emotional support squirrel..."

Yyyup. We've bottomed out as a society because this is now a thing.
Sure, emotional support squirrel is silly af, but "we've bottomed out as a society"? Really? ......."bottoming out as a society to you"? The squirrel takes the cake?
Yes, the straw that broke the camel's back as such.
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Post by fliter » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:36 pm

linecrew wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:34 pm
fliter wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:06 pm
linecrew wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:15 pm
"...emotional support squirrel..."

Yyyup. We've bottomed out as a society because this is now a thing.
Sure, emotional support squirrel is silly af, but "we've bottomed out as a society"? Really? ......."bottoming out as a society to you"? The squirrel takes the cake?
Yes, the straw that broke the camel's back as such.
That's one hell of a sensitive camel. Perhaps it could benefit from an emotional support squirrel? :wink:
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Post by ReserveTank » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:26 am

There was a time when we didn't let the crazies walk amongst us.
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Post by NEBOJSA » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:40 am

LOL
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Post by co-joe » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:04 pm

Is this more weird than the story about Daniel, the emotional support duck?
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Post by 747-875 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:41 pm

And what was emotionally supporting the squirrel? I'm not a animal expert by any stretch of the imagination but I'm fairly confident that any squirrel I've come across if you captured it and took it for an airplane ride with 120 other strangers the poor thing would probably be scared s***less the entire way.

Real emotional support animals are a thing. Experts chose suitable breeds from a selection of appropriate species - animals big enough to be easily seen and recognized, small enough to not get in the way of those around you, common species most people like, something relatively easy to take care of and with lots of training experts available, something that won't crawl into the air vents and chew on wires or something stupid like that, and all the other such things to consider - and then they professionally train them to behave well in public while keeping an eye on their human and act in a certain way in response to specific things.

And it works well for those who need it. But these squirrels, snakes, peacocks, and whatever else is now turning into pure silliness. At that point alls you are doing is putting unfair stress on the animal AND needlessly taking away vast swaths of credibility from the people who actually do rely on proper support animals. End result, you're silliness is accomplishing nothing more than making everyone else's life harder. People just need to learn that the world does not revolve around them.

For 99.9% of the travelling public yes you are fine and no you are not special. Oh and yeah, those rules actually are meant for people like you. Use your head and pack reasonably, put on a clean shirt, show up when your ticket said to, behave like a civilized person, say your pleases and thank yous as needed, get on the airplane, sit down, and read your book or take a nap or do whatever else you can do quietly in your allotted space. Thousands of people do it every day, it's really not that hard.

If this lady actually can't sit for two hours without a squirrel in her lap then she really, really should seek some professional help prior to travelling in public alone again.
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Post by hawker driver » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:59 pm

I was on a flight in the US last month and the flight attendent told me that the flight had a record of 6 dogs on board.

I counted 4 around me but missed the little ones in the carry on bags.
The dogs were better behaved then some humans.
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Post by pianokeys » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:54 pm

We need a war. That’ll straighten all these pussies out. Give them a common, societal goal. Everyone involved with WW2 was too busy blastin’ nazis or working on the war effort to get offended about Merry Christmas and transgendered pronouns.
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Post by PilotDAR » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:46 pm

If this lady actually can't sit for two hours without a squirrel in her lap then she really, really should seek some professional help prior to traveling in public alone again.
Hear, Hear!

I find gentle "pet" type animals very relaxing, and I admit, that during a multi month stay in hospital, when Rocky, the support dog was brought in for a visit, I was delighted! It was truly a relaxing experience. But, if you would like to travel on a commercial flight, come prepared to fit in among the other passengers with grace. If you need an emotional support animal on a commercial flight, something is wrong, and it's going to get much much more wrong if there is a sudden bang!
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Post by Inverted2 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:43 am

Sometimes when I’m triggered after seeing Trump on the news or a TV commercial with only white people and I can’t get to my safe space or find a colouring book, I find soft kittens very comforting. :lol:
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Post by Redneck_pilot86 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:35 am

PilotDAR wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:46 pm
If this lady actually can't sit for two hours without a squirrel in her lap then she really, really should seek some professional help prior to traveling in public alone again.
Hear, Hear!

I find gentle "pet" type animals very relaxing, and I admit, that during a multi month stay in hospital, when Rocky, the support dog was brought in for a visit, I was delighted! It was truly a relaxing experience. But, if you would like to travel on a commercial flight, come prepared to fit in among the other passengers with grace. If you need an emotional support animal on a commercial flight, something is wrong, and it's going to get much much more wrong if there is a sudden bang!
I know more than one person with a registered emotional support DOG that goes in the cabin for commercial flights. In at least one scenario, the emotional support is not needed during the flight, but for the journey through the cattle trough that is your average journey through deplaning to baggage claim.
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Post by rookiepilot » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:08 pm

PilotDAR wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:46 pm
If this lady actually can't sit for two hours without a squirrel in her lap then she really, really should seek some professional help prior to traveling in public alone again.
Hear, Hear!

I find gentle "pet" type animals very relaxing, and I admit, that during a multi month stay in hospital, when Rocky, the support dog was brought in for a visit, I was delighted! It was truly a relaxing experience. But, if you would like to travel on a commercial flight, come prepared to fit in among the other passengers with grace. If you need an emotional support animal on a commercial flight, something is wrong, and it's going to get much much more wrong if there is a sudden bang!
All I will add is we are in the thick of a very serious medical situation with my daughter that is ongoing.
I did not originally want the puppy we adopted this year, but he has been a comfort to all of us, not just my daughter. Juts watch your shoes --- :mrgreen:
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Post by 747-875 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:38 pm

PilotDAR wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:46 pm
I find gentle "pet" type animals very relaxing, and I admit, that during a multi month stay in hospital, when Rocky, the support dog was brought in for a visit, I was delighted! It was truly a relaxing experience. But, if you would like to travel on a commercial flight, come prepared to fit in among the other passengers with grace. If you need an emotional support animal on a commercial flight, something is wrong, and it's going to get much much more wrong if there is a sudden bang!
Thanks, pretty much exactly the point I was trying to make. Emotional support animals are a real thing and they really do work quite well for a lot of people, however as with most things there is the proverbial time and a place. In the case of support animals, there are people with valid reasons and proper animals with which most reasonable people will agree to, and then there are people just being silly to the detriment of the comfort and safety of everyone (animals included) around them. I love the idea of emotional support pets as long as people keep it within the realm of reason and common sense.












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