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Old 06-01-2013, 07:53 PM   #85
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During our first two or so years of RVing I would ask the host or manager at each place we stopped; "what is the biggest problem you deal with"? All but one said people and their pets.

The only other reply was at a beach campground which has it's own security personnel, they said booze, people drinking too much and acting accordingly.

I guess worse case would be to run into someone's drunk pet.



Yup! Last week we were in a park in WA. The site beside us and several others were unoccupied. The guy from two sites down from us walked his dog right beside our spot to the unoccupied spot right beside ours and had his dog do his thing 5' away from my window! What really **** me off was the park provided a dog park for them and the owner was to lazy to use it. I sure wish there were more parks that do not allow pets or they should at least have to pay extra for each pet. I know NOT all pet owners are this way, so do not be upset with what I said above. There are many respectable pet owners that take care of their pets properly. It is like everything else, the bad ones ruin it for the good ones, and that is what is talked about is the bad ones.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #86
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So, there are the good and the bad.

But nobody has a fix for the bad.
They will not change.

I sleep better not being upset over things I cannot change.
Anybody have a real solution?
I dont think there is one.

Just sayin.....
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I change the things I have power over, therefore, after my dog died, no more pets for me.

They are always begging for attention, you need to take them to use the bathroom, you need to feed them, they get in your lap and make a mess by getting hair on you or other things, you feel obligated to give them things..... Oh wait, I forgot, I was thinking about my eight grandkids.....

I guess a pet don't seem so bad now....
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Why do people confuse the fire ring with the trash container. Often when we set up at a site, I end up pulling all kinds of trash out of the fire ring. Many smokers also throw butts all over the site. Does it ever occur to them that they stay there for weeks?

I am amazed how inconsiderate some people can be!
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A couple years ago we were camped at Buccaneer State Park in Waveland, MS. We had a nice private site with a large hedge. Well, in the hedge some kids would hang out, 9-10 years old, probably sneaking smokes or whatever. Anyway, one night one kid was using the foulest language I had ever heard, I mean this kid sounded like something out of a low budget porno flick.
Anyway, I had had enough and went over and told him I didn't appreciate his foul language and told him to stop. He hung his head and said "yes sir" in a very small voice. We didn't have a problem after that.
I guess my beef is parents who don't watch their kids or pay attention to how they act.
Or maybe the parents act the same way.
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Well, apologetically and in defense of my geriatric dogs, sometimes we don't make it to the designated dog walk area. I try to get a close site, but that's not always possible. I do all I can to prevent my old guys from going on anyone's site and clean up after them, but when ya' gotta go, ya' gotta go!
I'm just grateful they're still with me and able to get in and out of the motor home.
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Well, apologetically and in defense of my geriatric dogs, sometimes we don't make it to the designated dog walk area. I try to get a close site, but that's not always possible. I do all I can to prevent my old guys from going on anyone's site and clean up after them, but when ya' gotta go, ya' gotta go!
I'm just grateful they're still with me and able to get in and out of the motor home.
We have three dogs (golden retriever, and two shihzues) We don't let them out of the coach without their leashes on.... or plastic doggy bags in our pockets. It always amazes me how people love their animals so much but can't stomach their poop! It the same idealogy of those who litter our roads and can somehow rationalize it. Unfortunately, that rationalization is from top to bottom in our American culture.
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..... Oh, we're talking PETS !
Heck that's MY problem nowdays ---- when ya' gotta go, ya' gotta go!
I'm just grateful I am still with me and able to get in and out of the motor home.


there - fixed it for you
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I think for the most part, campers are generally a lot more considerate of others than the general public. We frequently camp at state and federal parks and see and meet a lot of people who probably camp infrequently. It is at these locations that we see a lot of unusual and irritating behaviors, especially holidays. These irritations are offset by our enjoyment of seeing a lot of people enjoy camping with their family's. A few tolerance drinks helps in these situations.

I think we are less tolerant in good private campgrounds. Pete, kids, music and loud cars/trucks.
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Yup! Last week we were in a park in WA. The site beside us and several others were unoccupied. The guy from two sites down from us walked his dog right beside our spot to the unoccupied spot right beside ours and had his dog do his thing 5' away from my window! What really **** me off was the park provided a dog park for them and the owner was to lazy to use it. I sure wish there were more parks that do not allow pets or they should at least have to pay extra for each pet. I know NOT all pet owners are this way, so do not be upset with what I said above. There are many respectable pet owners that take care of their pets properly. It is like everything else, the bad ones ruin it for the good ones, and that is what is talked about is the bad ones.
Unfortunately, charging for pets doesn't always eliminate bad behavior. I stopped a pet owner who was letting his dog dump in a site across from us and he reaction.."Well, I've paid to have it cleaned up."

So far this best solution I've seen is one of our favorite CG's has a 'No Pet' area for those who do not want to stay around pets. Both sites are equally nice and equally well maintained.
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i think the original post was his unleashed cat was chased up a tree by an unleashed dog....no problem as both were unleashed...or did i miss something? both should have been leashed,,,, jeff
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Thanks, I'll have to find one of those.
We used to have them made and sell them but it just got too costly to front the money then wait to sell them.
As far as I know, no one has made anything like it. The wire had to be imported as the US stuff wasn't a high enough quality and buying a truck load got expensive!
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But nobody has a fix for the bad.
They will not change.

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What can happen is the bad dog owners will cause many CGs to perhaps ban dogs altogether, or charge so much per dog, the dog owners wont pay it. They'll ruin it for the responsible dog owners. At this time I've read so much about irresponsible dog owners I think there should be separate areas in CGs for people with dogs. All the dogs must be walked and must stay in that section only. This way the rest of us don't have to step in poop or have our children or grandchildren step in it or worse, get it on their hands.

The worst I remember was having to clean up a site we reserved at Poole Knobs in TN. This was several years ago. The people before us apparently had one or more large unwalked dogs on the site. There was dog poop all over the place. They also tossed a lot of trash in the firepit. Had there been other lakeside sites available, we would have insisted they allow us to move.
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