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Skateboarding Brighton dog could get As-bone

The Argus: Skateboarding Brighton dog could get As-bone Skateboarding Brighton dog could get As-bone

A skateboarding dog has been warned to stop his tricks or face an As-bone.

Lakeland Terrier Bodhi can often be seen on four wheels in the North Laine.

And although the fast-moving mutt has proved a smash hit with most city shoppers a Brighton and Hove City Council warden has told Bodhi’s owner to halt his hound’s antics.

Jonathan Fell said the officer ordered him not to let his pet skate without a leash in the North Laine area after a complaint that Bodhi was not wearing a lead.

The 52-year-old said: “As far as I am concerned if Bodhi is under control he is not causing a problem.

“And he is always under control. If I call him he comes to me and sits.”

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said: “We’ve told the owner that his dog is very welcome to carry on skateboarding in our parks.

“But following a complaint from a member of the public we’ve had to remind him that dogs have to be kept on leads on roads and pavements for very good safety reasons.

“Should the rules be breached further we may be forced to issue the dog with an As-bone.”

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1:52pm Mon 7 Feb 11

lorrie2 says...

Dont these wardens have any PROPER work to do??
Dont these wardens have any PROPER work to do?? lorrie2
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2:11pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Andre Spooner says...

This is outrageous! Just the other week I fitted two pairs of over-size roller skates onto the hooves of my dear Mighty Horse and set him cascading down Southover Street, whilst I, dressed in my flaming cloak, surfed behind him on a little trolley in the shape of a gigantic Goose, playing the March of Spooner on my new-found trombone.



The March of Spooner goes;


"Bravo! Bravo! Beware!


For down the steep ascent of Southover Street


Spooner has come!


Towed by the Mighty Horse on Wheels


Cascading towards The Level at the greatest of speeds!


Beware! Bravo! Beware!


Spooner rides again!"



That is the first verse, anyway.



Imagine my shock when a number of police officers surrounded our fine parade as we eventually ground to a dignified halt outside the Bat and Ball, pointing out that we were causing a "danger to many people" and that riding a Mighty Horse on wheels down one of the steepest hills in Brighton and Hove was not what they would expect from one of their finest and most upstanding citizens. To add to the indignity, they also breath tested both me and my Mighty Horse, and issued an official warning that such reckless behaviour would not be tolerated in future.



I cannot believe that they would do this. Surely they should be out catching the REAL CRIMINALS, not preventing the glorious March of Spooner down Southover Street behind a horse on wheels. They also removed my trombone on the basis that it was "evidence". Alas. What is this city coming to?
This is outrageous! Just the other week I fitted two pairs of over-size roller skates onto the hooves of my dear Mighty Horse and set him cascading down Southover Street, whilst I, dressed in my flaming cloak, surfed behind him on a little trolley in the shape of a gigantic Goose, playing the March of Spooner on my new-found trombone. The March of Spooner goes; "Bravo! Bravo! Beware! For down the steep ascent of Southover Street Spooner has come! Towed by the Mighty Horse on Wheels Cascading towards The Level at the greatest of speeds! Beware! Bravo! Beware! Spooner rides again!" That is the first verse, anyway. Imagine my shock when a number of police officers surrounded our fine parade as we eventually ground to a dignified halt outside the Bat and Ball, pointing out that we were causing a "danger to many people" and that riding a Mighty Horse on wheels down one of the steepest hills in Brighton and Hove was not what they would expect from one of their finest and most upstanding citizens. To add to the indignity, they also breath tested both me and my Mighty Horse, and issued an official warning that such reckless behaviour would not be tolerated in future. I cannot believe that they would do this. Surely they should be out catching the REAL CRIMINALS, not preventing the glorious March of Spooner down Southover Street behind a horse on wheels. They also removed my trombone on the basis that it was "evidence". Alas. What is this city coming to? Andre Spooner
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2:16pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Lorem Ipsum says...

Shouldn't these officers be out doing proper work like catching Terrierists or something?
Shouldn't these officers be out doing proper work like catching Terrierists or something? Lorem Ipsum
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2:35pm Mon 7 Feb 11

lordenglandofsussex says...

Andre Spooner wrote:
This is outrageous! Just the other week I fitted two pairs of over-size roller skates onto the hooves of my dear Mighty Horse and set him cascading down Southover Street, whilst I, dressed in my flaming cloak, surfed behind him on a little trolley in the shape of a gigantic Goose, playing the March of Spooner on my new-found trombone.



The March of Spooner goes;


"Bravo! Bravo! Beware!


For down the steep ascent of Southover Street


Spooner has come!


Towed by the Mighty Horse on Wheels


Cascading towards The Level at the greatest of speeds!


Beware! Bravo! Beware!


Spooner rides again!"



That is the first verse, anyway.



Imagine my shock when a number of police officers surrounded our fine parade as we eventually ground to a dignified halt outside the Bat and Ball, pointing out that we were causing a "danger to many people" and that riding a Mighty Horse on wheels down one of the steepest hills in Brighton and Hove was not what they would expect from one of their finest and most upstanding citizens. To add to the indignity, they also breath tested both me and my Mighty Horse, and issued an official warning that such reckless behaviour would not be tolerated in future.



I cannot believe that they would do this. Surely they should be out catching the REAL CRIMINALS, not preventing the glorious March of Spooner down Southover Street behind a horse on wheels. They also removed my trombone on the basis that it was "evidence". Alas. What is this city coming to?
Do save us from your page long unfunny bile!
[quote][p][bold]Andre Spooner[/bold] wrote: This is outrageous! Just the other week I fitted two pairs of over-size roller skates onto the hooves of my dear Mighty Horse and set him cascading down Southover Street, whilst I, dressed in my flaming cloak, surfed behind him on a little trolley in the shape of a gigantic Goose, playing the March of Spooner on my new-found trombone. The March of Spooner goes; "Bravo! Bravo! Beware! For down the steep ascent of Southover Street Spooner has come! Towed by the Mighty Horse on Wheels Cascading towards The Level at the greatest of speeds! Beware! Bravo! Beware! Spooner rides again!" That is the first verse, anyway. Imagine my shock when a number of police officers surrounded our fine parade as we eventually ground to a dignified halt outside the Bat and Ball, pointing out that we were causing a "danger to many people" and that riding a Mighty Horse on wheels down one of the steepest hills in Brighton and Hove was not what they would expect from one of their finest and most upstanding citizens. To add to the indignity, they also breath tested both me and my Mighty Horse, and issued an official warning that such reckless behaviour would not be tolerated in future. I cannot believe that they would do this. Surely they should be out catching the REAL CRIMINALS, not preventing the glorious March of Spooner down Southover Street behind a horse on wheels. They also removed my trombone on the basis that it was "evidence". Alas. What is this city coming to?[/p][/quote]Do save us from your page long unfunny bile! lordenglandofsussex
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2:36pm Mon 7 Feb 11

iceman00 says...

God Andre Spooner you're boring. You must have a lot of time on your hands. You and your mighty horse can go and....i'll stop there.
God Andre Spooner you're boring. You must have a lot of time on your hands. You and your mighty horse can go and....i'll stop there. iceman00
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2:44pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Mr Bluesky says...

lorrie2, brighton says...
1:52pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Dont these wardens have any PROPER work to do??


A member of the public complained about a dog, and the dog wardens told the owner the laws regarding dogs in public. That sounds exactly like proper work to me. What do you think dog wardens do for a living?
lorrie2, brighton says... 1:52pm Mon 7 Feb 11 Dont these wardens have any PROPER work to do?? A member of the public complained about a dog, and the dog wardens told the owner the laws regarding dogs in public. That sounds exactly like proper work to me. What do you think dog wardens do for a living? Mr Bluesky
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2:50pm Mon 7 Feb 11

chipmunk77 says...

Mr Bluesky wrote:
lorrie2, brighton says... 1:52pm Mon 7 Feb 11 Dont these wardens have any PROPER work to do?? A member of the public complained about a dog, and the dog wardens told the owner the laws regarding dogs in public. That sounds exactly like proper work to me. What do you think dog wardens do for a living?
Sorry, but "DOG" warden is not mentioned anywhere in the article, please stop inventing things!
[quote][p][bold]Mr Bluesky[/bold] wrote: lorrie2, brighton says... 1:52pm Mon 7 Feb 11 Dont these wardens have any PROPER work to do?? A member of the public complained about a dog, and the dog wardens told the owner the laws regarding dogs in public. That sounds exactly like proper work to me. What do you think dog wardens do for a living?[/p][/quote]Sorry, but "DOG" warden is not mentioned anywhere in the article, please stop inventing things! chipmunk77
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3:11pm Mon 7 Feb 11

dhamallamafarmer says...

chipmunk77 wrote:
Mr Bluesky wrote:
lorrie2, brighton says... 1:52pm Mon 7 Feb 11 Dont these wardens have any PROPER work to do?? A member of the public complained about a dog, and the dog wardens told the owner the laws regarding dogs in public. That sounds exactly like proper work to me. What do you think dog wardens do for a living?
Sorry, but "DOG" warden is not mentioned anywhere in the article, please stop inventing things!
What other warden would tell some-one to put their dog on a lead?
And that bloody dog is a menace! Back and forth every time I try to ride by. Fine let your mutt wheel itself about on a skateboard but does he have to do it on the public highway?
[quote][p][bold]chipmunk77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Bluesky[/bold] wrote: lorrie2, brighton says... 1:52pm Mon 7 Feb 11 Dont these wardens have any PROPER work to do?? A member of the public complained about a dog, and the dog wardens told the owner the laws regarding dogs in public. That sounds exactly like proper work to me. What do you think dog wardens do for a living?[/p][/quote]Sorry, but "DOG" warden is not mentioned anywhere in the article, please stop inventing things![/p][/quote]What other warden would tell some-one to put their dog on a lead? And that bloody dog is a menace! Back and forth every time I try to ride by. Fine let your mutt wheel itself about on a skateboard but does he have to do it on the public highway? dhamallamafarmer
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3:14pm Mon 7 Feb 11

rayellerton says...

welcome to 21st century Brighton....the Jobsworths have wiped out another quirky Brighton thing, and wont be long before we are an approved green healthy and safe identikit city...
welcome to 21st century Brighton....the Jobsworths have wiped out another quirky Brighton thing, and wont be long before we are an approved green healthy and safe identikit city... rayellerton
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3:17pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Spanners says...

Lorem Ipsum wrote:
Shouldn't these officers be out doing proper work like catching Terrierists or something?
Curs they could - perhaps using a well executed Pinscher movement - like a German sheppard. They are not Setter a good example. I'll Pointer out the little Shitzu next time
[quote][p][bold]Lorem Ipsum[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't these officers be out doing proper work like catching Terrierists or something?[/p][/quote]Curs they could - perhaps using a well executed Pinscher movement - like a German sheppard. They are not Setter a good example. I'll Pointer out the little Shitzu next time Spanners
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3:19pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Spanners says...

As-bone? I suggest they simply Whippet
As-bone? I suggest they simply Whippet Spanners
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4:07pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Andy R says...

Comment from Bodhi.

"It's relf and rafety ron rad"
Comment from Bodhi. "It's relf and rafety ron rad" Andy R
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4:09pm Mon 7 Feb 11

PrestigeLyon says...

Own up! Which one of you curmudgeons grassed up this fella and his dog?
Own up! Which one of you curmudgeons grassed up this fella and his dog? PrestigeLyon
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4:17pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Gerard Scrawse says...

Our highways and byways are already blighted by dog mess. And now we're supposed to think it's amusing when the stuff is ejected at dangerously high speeds by a mutt with "hoodie" tendencies. Shame on you Argus!
Our highways and byways are already blighted by dog mess. And now we're supposed to think it's amusing when the stuff is ejected at dangerously high speeds by a mutt with "hoodie" tendencies. Shame on you Argus! Gerard Scrawse
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5:52pm Mon 7 Feb 11

wiz bang says...

I am sorry but I am glad someting has been done about this dog. I was parked in the North Laines a couple of weeks ago and the dog comes along the road on his skateboard - dog jumps off and the skateboard hits the side of my car. This didn't happen once but two or three times. The owner who comes and picks the skateboard up with no apology and pushes it back along the road for the dog to jump back on.

Please don't get me wrong, I love Brighton and all its quirkyness and would never move anywhere else in the world, but i was a bit annoyed at the owners attitude.

Let him do it in a park where there are no obstecles, furthermore the dog has only got to skate in front of a car and that will be the end of him!
I am sorry but I am glad someting has been done about this dog. I was parked in the North Laines a couple of weeks ago and the dog comes along the road on his skateboard - dog jumps off and the skateboard hits the side of my car. This didn't happen once but two or three times. The owner who [looks like a soap dodger] comes and picks the skateboard up with no apology and pushes it back along the road for the dog to jump back on. Please don't get me wrong, I love Brighton and all its quirkyness and would never move anywhere else in the world, but i was a bit annoyed at the owners attitude. Let him do it in a park where there are no obstecles, furthermore the dog has only got to skate in front of a car and that will be the end of him! wiz bang
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6:11pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Tom V says...

He's a lovely dog but I've seen his owner roll the skateboard into the road for the dog to jump onto despite there being cars driving towards him. It's only a matter of time before the poor dog is hit.
He's a lovely dog but I've seen his owner roll the skateboard into the road for the dog to jump onto despite there being cars driving towards him. It's only a matter of time before the poor dog is hit. Tom V
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6:34pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Cold cold ground says...

I agree I think this should be stopped. The dog is a liability and has succeeded to be in my way when I walk by with my wife. I nearly dropped my cigar and had to steady my self as it scooted in front of me. I'm glad that the warden did as I asked and only hope that future actions like this that are illegal are stopped by the law. I really don't like these messy types on our streets and they should get a job or something. They make Brighton into such a ghastly and unsightly place for us all.
I agree I think this should be stopped. The dog is a liability and has succeeded to be in my way when I walk by with my wife. I nearly dropped my cigar and had to steady my self as it scooted in front of me. I'm glad that the warden did as I asked and only hope that future actions like this that are illegal are stopped by the law. I really don't like these messy types on our streets and they should get a job or something. They make Brighton into such a ghastly and unsightly place for us all. Cold cold ground
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8:20pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Gaz the great says...

Is there a law that covers dogs health & safety, by any chance? At least my cat wears a helmet when doing his in-line skating!!!!!!!!!!!
Is there a law that covers dogs health & safety, by any chance? At least my cat wears a helmet when doing his in-line skating!!!!!!!!!!! Gaz the great
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8:40pm Mon 7 Feb 11

TwoPennyworth says...

PrestigeLyon wrote:
Own up! Which one of you curmudgeons grassed up this fella and his dog?
I think he just owned up - either cold cold ground is being deeply ironic or - more worryingly - this is the culprit!
People either get the beauty of Brighton - or they don't.
And if ONE person complaining is sufficient to get the dog stopped, what about the majority of people who were really enjoying it?
[quote][p][bold]PrestigeLyon[/bold] wrote: Own up! Which one of you curmudgeons grassed up this fella and his dog?[/p][/quote]I think he just owned up - either cold cold ground is being deeply ironic or - more worryingly - this is the culprit! People either get the beauty of Brighton - or they don't. And if ONE person complaining is sufficient to get the dog stopped, what about the majority of people who were really enjoying it? TwoPennyworth
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10:55pm Mon 7 Feb 11

timfusciardi says...

Ah man, that dog is sooo 1990's. It's all about those trainers with the wheels on and microscooters these days.

Did a spokesman for the council really say he will get an 'as-bone'. What kind of a punishment is that?!
Ah man, that dog is sooo 1990's. It's all about those trainers with the wheels on and microscooters these days. Did a spokesman for the council really say he will get an 'as-bone'. What kind of a punishment is that?! timfusciardi
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2:19pm Wed 9 Feb 11

Tye says...

having lived in Spain I have to say that one of the few things I truly hated about the country was the fact there were no doig wardens - the only people who cared seemed to be Northern European expats - all those dogs left by heartless owners , they seemed to congregate around junctions (hoping to see their owners who had heartlessly slowed down there and thrown them out of the car - some owners even broke a leg so the dog couldn't chase them
Does the "human being" complaining about the dog warden want this country to be as horrible, cruel as spain?
having lived in Spain I have to say that one of the few things I truly hated about the country was the fact there were no doig wardens - the only people who cared seemed to be Northern European expats - all those dogs left by heartless owners , they seemed to congregate around junctions (hoping to see their owners who had heartlessly slowed down there and thrown them out of the car - some owners even broke a leg so the dog couldn't chase them Does the "human being" complaining about the dog warden want this country to be as horrible, cruel as spain? Tye
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7:03am Thu 10 Feb 11

John Steed says...

dogs on leads, thats a novel idea, doubt if it will catch on in worthing. bit like clearing up after wards, that is a failed experiment
dogs on leads, thats a novel idea, doubt if it will catch on in worthing. bit like clearing up after wards, that is a failed experiment John Steed
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1:11pm Thu 10 Feb 11

Granny says...

I am so glad to read that I am not the only one to find the long blurbs from Andre Spooner utterly boring and a waste of paper. I wish he would get on his steed and ride off into the sunset. He is not funny, just pathetic.
I am so glad to read that I am not the only one to find the long blurbs from Andre Spooner utterly boring and a waste of paper. I wish he would get on his steed and ride off into the sunset. He is not funny, just pathetic. Granny
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1:41pm Thu 10 Feb 11

Lorem Ipsum says...

Granny wrote:
I am so glad to read that I am not the only one to find the long blurbs from Andre Spooner utterly boring and a waste of paper. I wish he would get on his steed and ride off into the sunset. He is not funny, just pathetic.
It's only you and your humourless imaginary friends without a creative bone between your dull selves that dislikes him.

The rest of us think he's a genius and well suited to a Brighton newspaper website.

So in short, it's you lot that should sod off.

Tutty bye then.
[quote][p][bold]Granny[/bold] wrote: I am so glad to read that I am not the only one to find the long blurbs from Andre Spooner utterly boring and a waste of paper. I wish he would get on his steed and ride off into the sunset. He is not funny, just pathetic.[/p][/quote]It's only you and your humourless imaginary friends without a creative bone between your dull selves that dislikes him. The rest of us think he's a genius and well suited to a Brighton newspaper website. So in short, it's you lot that should sod off. Tutty bye then. Lorem Ipsum
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3:07pm Thu 10 Feb 11

Cabin fever says...

Granny wrote:
I am so glad to read that I am not the only one to find the long blurbs from Andre Spooner utterly boring and a waste of paper. I wish he would get on his steed and ride off into the sunset. He is not funny, just pathetic.
1) So don't read them, I never do. No offence to the guy, but I already know What he is going to say without looking at it. I wouldn't call him pathetic, either. How do you come to that conclusion?

2) A waste of paper? Huh? This is online....

3) Humour is subjective. You can't say it is not funny, only that YOU do not find it funny. I'm sure plenty of people do.
[quote][p][bold]Granny[/bold] wrote: I am so glad to read that I am not the only one to find the long blurbs from Andre Spooner utterly boring and a waste of paper. I wish he would get on his steed and ride off into the sunset. He is not funny, just pathetic.[/p][/quote]1) So don't read them, I never do. No offence to the guy, but I already know What he is going to say without looking at it. I wouldn't call him pathetic, either. How do you come to that conclusion? 2) A waste of paper? Huh? This is online.... 3) Humour is subjective. You can't say it is not funny, only that YOU do not find it funny. I'm sure plenty of people do. Cabin fever
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11:57pm Thu 10 Feb 11

tpebop... says...

Tom V wrote:
He's a lovely dog but I've seen his owner roll the skateboard into the road for the dog to jump onto despite there being cars driving towards him. It's only a matter of time before the poor dog is hit.
END of problem then !!
[quote][p][bold]Tom V[/bold] wrote: He's a lovely dog but I've seen his owner roll the skateboard into the road for the dog to jump onto despite there being cars driving towards him. It's only a matter of time before the poor dog is hit.[/p][/quote]END of problem then !! tpebop...
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4:05pm Fri 11 Feb 11

scrawny says...

A man is hot in brighton but good news becasue there is also a dog that can skateboard

Is there an auto generator for this kind of story?

It seems that every time there is a bad news story there is a cut animal story to try and balance things out?
A man is hot in brighton but good news becasue there is also a dog that can skateboard Is there an auto generator for this kind of story? It seems that every time there is a bad news story there is a cut animal story to try and balance things out? scrawny
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4:13pm Fri 11 Feb 11

scrawny says...

Same point but with better spelling.

A man is shot in Brighton but good news because there is also a dog that can skateboard

Is there an auto generator for this kind of story?

It seems that every time there is a bad news story there is a cute animal story to try and balance things out?
Same point but with better spelling. A man is shot in Brighton but good news because there is also a dog that can skateboard Is there an auto generator for this kind of story? It seems that every time there is a bad news story there is a cute animal story to try and balance things out? scrawny
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5:09pm Sat 12 Feb 11

BodhiDog says...

What strikes me as Bodhi's owner is that the complaints seem to be... 'he made me jump', 'he gets in my way when I'm riding my bike' and 'his board went bneath my car'... (it couldn't have 'hit' it a board is max 5" high)... Waht small and joyless lives .... of course they don't get the fun of a dog that skateboards.... Eeerrmmm call me old-fashioned... He brings smiles and joy to hundreds of people and the comments I get on the street are fantastic and about the joy of life.

He is traffic savvie, he jumps off or stops at the sound of cars or I can call 'Stop' and he does. Of course there is no way I would risk his life. We also do it when Sydney Street is closed to traffic and any cars should be crawling... why is it that cars are considered more important than anything or anyone else, we all use the streets and in The North Laine on a weekend, expect something odd to be going on...

Why do some people assume the worst in every situation. he does what he does because he loves it. It is not a trick and we do it to make people laugh and smile and chat... bring some light and joy into the world...

I actually run my own business Designing and Building gardens, making the City more beautiful and more fun. terraformagardens.co
.uk. I am 51, not 14... frankly about time some people grew-up and discovered there are others ion this world besides themselves...

In Peace

Jonathan
What strikes me as Bodhi's owner is that the complaints seem to be... 'he made me jump', 'he gets in my way when I'm riding my bike' and 'his board went bneath my car'... (it couldn't have 'hit' it a board is max 5" high)... Waht small and joyless lives .... of course they don't get the fun of a dog that skateboards.... Eeerrmmm call me old-fashioned... He brings smiles and joy to hundreds of people and the comments I get on the street are fantastic and about the joy of life. He is traffic savvie, he jumps off or stops at the sound of cars or I can call 'Stop' and he does. Of course there is no way I would risk his life. We also do it when Sydney Street is closed to traffic and any cars should be crawling... why is it that cars are considered more important than anything or anyone else, we all use the streets and in The North Laine on a weekend, expect something odd to be going on... Why do some people assume the worst in every situation. he does what he does because he loves it. It is not a trick and we do it to make people laugh and smile and chat... bring some light and joy into the world... I actually run my own business Designing and Building gardens, making the City more beautiful and more fun. terraformagardens.co .uk. I am 51, not 14... frankly about time some people grew-up and discovered there are others ion this world besides themselves... In Peace Jonathan BodhiDog
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7:12pm Sat 12 Feb 11

mig the pig says...

I agree with Lord Crungleworth. It is high time that the Tories stopped this nonsense about turkeys and started embraced the golden drummer movement.
I agree with Lord Crungleworth. It is high time that the Tories stopped this nonsense about turkeys and started embraced the golden drummer movement. mig the pig
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5:11am Sun 13 Feb 11

benfamily says...

To be fair the council does have to be seen to take any complaints seriously, they also have to be seen to do so in a just and unbiased way - I think this is something they have achieved here. They haven't cracked the hypothetical whip and outlawed ALL skateboarding dogs, they have simply reiterated a fair point. Dogs, by their nature, however tamed, can be unpredictable creatures and it's fair to say that they have be be kept on a leash on roads and pavements. From the usual vague nature of the reporting here I can only assume that the owner doesn't feel targetted or singled out, he's just probably a bit miffed that he's going to have to run to catch up with the dog as it skateboards on a leash!
To be fair the council does have to be seen to take any complaints seriously, they also have to be seen to do so in a just and unbiased way - I think this is something they have achieved here. They haven't cracked the hypothetical whip and outlawed ALL skateboarding dogs, they have simply reiterated a fair point. Dogs, by their nature, however tamed, can be unpredictable creatures and it's fair to say that they have be be kept on a leash on roads and pavements. From the usual vague nature of the reporting here I can only assume that the owner doesn't feel targetted or singled out, he's just probably a bit miffed that he's going to have to run to catch up with the dog as it skateboards on a leash! benfamily
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3:53pm Mon 14 Feb 11

tombraider59 says...

John Steed wrote:
dogs on leads, thats a novel idea, doubt if it will catch on in worthing. bit like clearing up after wards, that is a failed experiment
Also in the Adur area, I see a number of dogs without leads and even without collars, which is against the law but no-one polices it so what's the point?
[quote][p][bold]John Steed[/bold] wrote: dogs on leads, thats a novel idea, doubt if it will catch on in worthing. bit like clearing up after wards, that is a failed experiment[/p][/quote]Also in the Adur area, I see a number of dogs without leads and even without collars, which is against the law but no-one polices it so what's the point? tombraider59
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3:57pm Mon 14 Feb 11

tombraider59 says...

Granny wrote:
I am so glad to read that I am not the only one to find the long blurbs from Andre Spooner utterly boring and a waste of paper. I wish he would get on his steed and ride off into the sunset. He is not funny, just pathetic.
I am in partial agreement with you Granny, it was so nice not to see the name Andre Spooner in the comments for a while but now he seems to be back.
Personally I think he's a prat!
[quote][p][bold]Granny[/bold] wrote: I am so glad to read that I am not the only one to find the long blurbs from Andre Spooner utterly boring and a waste of paper. I wish he would get on his steed and ride off into the sunset. He is not funny, just pathetic.[/p][/quote]I am in partial agreement with you Granny, it was so nice not to see the name Andre Spooner in the comments for a while but now he seems to be back. Personally I think he's a prat! tombraider59
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12:55pm Wed 16 Feb 11

phillucas says...

What a miserable life the person who complained must have. I'd feel sorry for them if I didn't hate them.
What a miserable life the person who complained must have. I'd feel sorry for them if I didn't hate them. phillucas
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1:37pm Wed 16 Feb 11

falhawk says...

It's all very well moaning on that the dog should have the freedom to scat-board. What about those of us who hate dogs and don't want them around at all? Spare a thought for us!
It's all very well moaning on that the dog should have the freedom to scat-board. What about those of us who hate dogs and don't want them around at all? Spare a thought for us! falhawk
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8:45pm Thu 17 Feb 11

Vitriola says...

Barking.
Barking. Vitriola
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8:09pm Mon 21 Feb 11

fieldarcher says...

Can I ride My motor cycle on bike lanes or pavements as its ok for cyclist to ride their bikes on the pavement, good luck to the dog its only doing what all cyclists do in Brighton, ignore all rules because they can't be caught.
Can I ride My motor cycle on bike lanes or pavements as its ok for cyclist to ride their bikes on the pavement, good luck to the dog its only doing what all cyclists do in Brighton, ignore all rules because they can't be caught. fieldarcher
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