The Day - - DAYBREAK - By Abi­gail Van Buren

treated as such. If a child rushes a ser­vice dog, the an­i­mal may re­act badly be­cause it is there to pro­tect its per­son.

3. You may ask to pet the dog, but don't as­sume it will be al­lowed. If given per­mis­sion, the dog should be scratched un­der the chin ONLY.

Ser­vice an­i­mals know their place. It's a shame that most peo­ple are not as po­lite.


DEAR N.O.Y.B.: Thank you for shar­ing this in­for­ma­tion. Ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­cans With Dis­abil­i­ties Act web­site ( "Busi­nesses may ask if an an­i­mal is a ser­vice an­i­mal or ask what tasks the an­i­mal has been trained to per­form, but can­not re­quire spe­cial ID cards for the an­i­mal or ask about the per­son's dis­abil­ity."

DEAR ABBY: I have been friends with a wo­man for the last 30 years. Our chil­dren are the same age. My daugh­ter, who is in her late 20s, has a num­ber of tat­toos on her arm that she

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