Whiskey Tango Dogwood?

As Steve just blogged, the Dogwood Festival is this weekend, but what in the fine print is this?

My friend Stacey (I

9 Comments so far

  1. Mark (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

    Yeah, it does suck, but it’s nothing new. I think the ordinance has been around for at least 5 years and they’ve been enforcing it at all the outdoor festivals, including Dogwood, for at least 3 or 4 years.

    I think it’s pretty silly in general, since most people can handle their dogs, but there are plenty of clowns who think it’s cool to have large untrained dogs that wind up scaring kids and threatening other dogs.

    Supposedly, that’s what happens at the dog park in Piedmont on many occassions–owners who let their dogs run around uncontrolled, threatening all with their poopy butts and drooling maws.

  2. Maigh (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

    I can also see the danger of having a bunch of dogs in a crowd of a couple thousand people. I imagine someone yelling “fire!” and my friends dog giving her a blank stare, then standing in front of me while I try to flee, tripping me and causing me to parish in a blaze of non-glory.

    Still…it’s Atlanta. In town. Where dogs are abundant, mostly well behaved and family.

    If I had my druthers, I’d ban kids.


  3. Annie (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 8:46 am

    Maybe we should put all the kids AND the dogs in the dog park, and let them duke it out, while the rest of us drink beer.

  4. Maigh (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 8:48 am

    That’s just crazy enough to work!

    Let’s make it happen…

  5. George Burdell (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:16 am

    I could not be in more agreement of banning kids. Dogs I can go either way – if you could prevent them from crapping, let ’em in.

  6. josh (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    Let’s also consider banning old people as they are slow moving, shouldn’t be out in the sun, and fall somewhere between dogs and the majority of kids on the crap control question. Maybe there could be an exception for the Disc Senior Area (if they pre-register).

  7. Maigh (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

    Oooh and people on cellphones too. They’re worse than the oblivious old people.

  8. k (unregistered) on April 14th, 2007 @ 1:49 am

    i know americans are brilliant (the world’s only superpower, the brightest world leader) but i think it would make sense to ban dogs seeing that they tend to shit on the grass at piedmont. with thousands of people walking around, i for one think it makes sense. and then there’s the food concession stands and the stalls with paintings and vases etc. are people so friendless and reliant upon four legged dumb animals that this is really an issue?

  9. Maigh (unregistered) on April 14th, 2007 @ 9:55 am

    Hmm. Yeah, no. Totally not the dog’s fault, hello? Like he knows he shouldn’t poop on grass.

    How about if I just hang on a grassy knoll with a paintgun and shoot the selfish pricks who LET their dogs poop on the lawns? That way they’d be marked and we’d be good to go with the shunning and mocking and flogging, etc. Second offense could be me with a stun gun.

    Whatcha think? Seriously. I’m all about it.

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