Glo, add to that one, obnoxious people (my next door neighbors) raising obnoxious dogs who think nothing of letting their horse, aka Great Dane, bark nonstop. True story: Several years ago, I went to pick up my best friend at the airport when an angry father confronted me about complaining about his toddler while on the plane. When he started screaming at me and waving his fist at me I called for security. What he didn't notice was his wife and said brat trying to get his attention to tell him that he was yelling at the wrong person. I hadn't even been on the plane! Too late, security placed him under arrest and the passengers who had been on the plane cheered. I can remember having lunch in a very nice cafe in Italy one time and many of the patrons had their dogs with them. Different places have different ways of looking at things. Actually I've seen more problems with kids than with pets. No, I don't take mine to the grocery store or to restaurants.