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Dogs no longer allowed to pee on Hondo

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Oggiedoggie, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member


    HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A fire hydrant painted as an American flag has been removed from a dog park after complaints it was disrespectful to let dogs use it for what dogs do.

    The new leash-free park was named for Hondo, a police dog killed 10 years ago chasing a suspect, and the flag-painted hydrant was intended as a tribute to him. "We put a lot of effort into it," said artist Jason Ross.

    However, after a photo of the hydrant appeared Sunday in The Oregonian newspaper, e-mails started arriving at the parks department.

    "That gallant dog must be turning in his grave at the thought of the flag being desecrated every time a dog pees on that hydrant!" wrote Louanne Douris, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I thought Hondo just dropped puppies off bridges . . .
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't want to live in a country where dogs can't pee on hondo.
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Clearly, these people hate freedom.
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    No doubt the terrorists have won.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    This is seriously the best thread title, like ever.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    But we're still in the clear, right?
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Let's see.

    Open a dog park so dogs can be dogs.

    Put in a fire hydrant so dogs can be dogs.

    Get annoyed when dogs act like dogs.

    Sounds like Hondo.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Look, that might be true, but these dogs are only getting attention because they are black.

    If this were a bunch of conservative Christian missionaries who were beaten like baby seals by the ACLU and the editorial board of the New York Times, then you wouldn't have heard a peep about this story.

    If you can't see that, you probably use hackneyed forties slang involving the transportation of produce.
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    The dogs in Hillsboro, Ore. have my blessing to urinate where they normally do.

    And Hondo was a helluva dog.
  11. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    They're putting Hondo back!

    From: http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1190949917150230.xml&coll=7

    The city said Thursday that it will restore the hydrant, which was elevated 18 inches off the ground, with a temporary barrier. But the final solution remains to be seen.

    "What we're going to do is make sure there's no way possible that a dog can urinate on the hydrant," Bloomfield said.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    How stupid is it to paint a fire hydrant like an American flag.
    That alone is desecration of the flag, to me.
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