+Bad Influences Posted July 3, 2003 Share Posted July 3, 2003 While I've seen many cachers act alone or in small groups, many others cache as teams and include pets as teammates. Our team includes two dogs. They love being outside with us, and leaving them home when they know where we're going sparks hours of crying and howling. They hate being left behind, and we hate leaving them. But even worse, in the heat we've seen recently, its frustrating to go out caching and suddenly find that the cache is located in a "no pets" area. That kind of suprise usually results in wasted trips. We can't very well leave the boys locked in a hot van, and we can't take them out or we'll risk being fined. We can't always find this information easily without actually going to the cache site, or reading it on the cache page. I have seen icons that some put on cache pages to tell cachers of poison ivy alerts, restroom availability, and whether or not pets are allowed. But few use them. Even more frustrating, those who don't use the icons often don't bother to post it anywhere on the cache page. In one day we had to abandon 3 caches a small local parks because we found out after we arrived that dogs were not allowed. Please consider those who take along their 4-legged kids. Ok, I'm done venting. Happy Caching everyone! -Jen Surgeon General's Warning: Bad Influences may have a dramatic effect on your attitude. Quote Link to comment
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