I was at the pool today and a guest of an owner brought her little Yorkie to the pool. The dog sat on the side of the pool- got wet and then floated on a raft in the pool. When she was questioned by the young towel attendant she claimed her dog was a service dog and he could only ask her two questions and then he would have to stop. She said she had papers to prove the dog was a service dog- she had difficulty hearing and the dog assisted her in that manner.
Well she went out to her boat that was anchored in the gulf off Casa Ybel and brought back papers. The onsite manager spoke to her and apparently she is quite prepared to challenge anyone who questions her. I feel this was new ground and those at Casa Ybel were not prepared to respond.
When she came back to the pool and placed her dog on the side of the pool another towel attendant told her the dog could not be at the pool and she proceeded to assault him verbally and then after speaking her mind to others she left the area.
The question would be - what is the protocol?
The protocol would be to shoot the dog. Sorry, I meant shoot the lady.
She had papers, leave her alone and move on...
Actually, it appears, from the original post, that she was trespassing, meaning that the papers were moot. This points to a larger problem than the dog and a rude woman.
No George...she was a guest. You get marked off for a lack of reading comprehension. Move on..
OK, Jamie, you are correct; I missed that fact. However, I'm not sure my response warranted your snotty reply. Got a chip on your shoulder? Couldn't you just have pointed it out without getting personal?
OK, move on.
There are two points here. Firstly, she may have been a guest, and her circumstances may have allowed her to bring a service dog (whatever that might be), but that does not mean that the dog should have been allowed in the pool.
Secondly, there is the hygene aspect for the other users of the pool, and the dog should not have been allowed in the pool for that reason, reagardless of her circumstances.
If the dog's owner felt that the dog needed a swim, it could have swam in the ocean - after all, she did have a boat!
You too get marks off...
The dog was on a raft, not in the pool, and admittedly you don't know what the circumstances were, so your observation is simply an opinion.
Also, for the dog to "swim in the ocean", would require a trip completely around Florida or across the state to the Atlantic. The body of water on which Casa Ybel fronts is a gulf - The Gulf of Mexico.
I thought rafts weren't allowed in the pool. The dog should have been in the hot tub with all the little kids. Just my opinion!😂
Had the dog gone in the hot tub, it thus would be a "hot dog" and belong on the menu at coconuts!!!!
God I love this website. You can't make this $hit up.
Jamie - you are too picky in your response to my comments.
Firstly, it does not matter whether or not the dog was on a raft. The point is, it should not have been in the pool.
Secondly, ocean, sea, gulf or whatever. The dog could have swum in the sea if the owner wanted it to go in the water, instead of polluting our pool.
Were you there - I think NOT. No evidence the dog "polluted" the pool - whatever that means. Heck, I'd rather swim with dogs than most humans!
This is one ******* woman (or man?).
******** - sagaciousness? perspicuousness? incisiveness?
For heaven sake, which one is it George?
Wasn\'t me that censored it. If again censored, it\'s an adjective describing a cactus or someone who is easily piqued/offended/irritated by exogenous events. As you might guess, I\'m not impressed with your command of vocabulary. Male or female?
After this repartee, we can move to the gist of the original post, i. e. the dog and its “master”.
Hot Dog!!!! This is getting good. Could someone get me some chili for my dawg? Who gives a rats a$$ about the dog? How often has this happened in the past? Is this really worth arguing over? There are people being be-headed in Syria and all you care about is some dog getting a good tan. You all should be embarrassed!!!!!
OK, Tom2, thank you for your usual erudite input. Consider me chastened. Let’s summarize: first you want us to shoot the dog, then the lady, then throw the dog in the hot tub and have a hot dog (that was cute), then be embarrassed, and finally, solve the fractious issues in the Middle East. We are truly blessed to have you participate in this forum.
Now, as to Tom’s original question, which was the protocol to address the dog (and “lady”) issue: It appears that the proper protocol was followed. Dogs are not allowed in Casa Ybel’s pool for health reasons. Further, by Florida law, dogs are not allowed in any public pool (which, for purposes of the law, includes resort, motel, and municipal pools). The law covering service animals states that the animal may be removed from the premises if it poses a health or safety threat. In this case, since dogs are precluded from pools for health reasons, the dog could be removed as a health threat.
This woman was clearly spoiling for a fight.
Wrote it once, will write it again...
I'd rather swim with dogs than most of the nasty, implant-ridden, tattoo-laced, overweight cigarette-smoking slobs.
J - I do not know who you are referring to. I am not aware that we have any members of the type to which you describe at Casa Y'bel. If you do see any, they are most likely to be interlopers, in which case they should be removed.
On the sensible topic, I would like to thank you, George, for your clarification of the law. That backs up what I was saying previously, that dogs of any type should not be allowed to swim in the pool.
To a certain extent, the whole discussion is now hyperthetical, as the woman in question has probably long gone.