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Blind Woman Suing Nudist Community that Told Her to Get Rid of Service Dog
Yahoo! News ^ | February 28, 2014 | Will Lerner

Posted on 02/28/2014 8:11:15 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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Blind woman suing nudist community that told her to get rid of service dog

In 2011, a medical condition caused Lutz, Florida woman Sharon Fowler to lose her vision. Legally blind, she had to acquire a service dog, named Laura. Ms. Fowler and her husband, Craig, moved into the Paradise Lakes Condominiums complex in 2012 with Laura. However, after they had settled in, Sharongot a letter from the property’s management that was very upsetting, as WTSP 10 News reports.

She was told that because Laura, a black Labrador, was over the 25-pound weight limit, she needed to go. This, despite Ms. Fowler providing Paradise Lakes with the proper documentation that proved Laura was a service dog. Sharon told WTSP that Paradise Lakes also claimed, “[Laura] was out of control and needed to be removed off the property, or we would be fined $50 a day.”

She did not mislead the community. As the Tampa Bay Times notes, “Before Fowler moved into the community, she was required to fill out an application and pass a background check. She disclosed her need for Laura and the dog's weight. Her application was approved.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: blind; canine; doggieping; dogs; florida; hoa; k9; labrador; lawsuit; napl; nude; nudistcolony; seeingeyedog
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1 posted on 02/28/2014 8:11:15 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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More news coverage ...

“Legally blind woman sues Paradise Lakes nudist resort over service dog”

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/358270/8/Legally-blind-woman-sues-nudist-resort-over-service-dog


2 posted on 02/28/2014 8:12:01 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

That cold wet nose in the crotch is probably what done it.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 8:14:04 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


4 posted on 02/28/2014 8:14:44 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

The dog should sue for weight discrimination. After all, the dog is a nudist too.


5 posted on 02/28/2014 8:16:54 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: DogByte6RER

If she can’t see, what’s she doing at a nudist camp?


6 posted on 02/28/2014 8:17:20 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: DogByte6RER

a blind woman at a nudist resort

can you think of something dumber?


7 posted on 02/28/2014 8:17:48 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: DogByte6RER

OK....

Just a couple questions....

Why is a BLIND women living in a nudist colony?

Why is someone living in a nudist colony WEARING CLOTHES?
(you saw the pictures!)


8 posted on 02/28/2014 8:20:12 PM PST by G Larry (Did You Like That Better?)
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To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Blind nudist? Why does the ideer remind me of 'Jumbo Shrimp'?


9 posted on 02/28/2014 8:20:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

If you saw what was at that nudist camp you might wish you were blind.


10 posted on 02/28/2014 8:21:23 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

If she can’t see, what’s she doing at a nudist camp?
= = = = = = = = = = = =
She ‘FEELS’ she belongs.
She puts a new meaning to ‘Touchy-Feely’

Of course you are NOT supposed to go to a Nudist camp to admire the Nudes.

Although there definitely are many good looking women in the Nudist Community, I would imagine that Nudists when they are being viewed by non Nudists are surprised almost as much as when they see REAL Lesbians in action, NOT the ones from the web sites or movies....


11 posted on 02/28/2014 8:24:33 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I bet she would be very ‘handsy’, wanting to touch everything.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 8:24:48 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: driftdiver

Mom always warned that’s one of the ways to go blind.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 8:26:08 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

That great feeling of freedom from clothing (I guess that feeling is not the same in your own home), or a strong need for exhibitionism even in blindness.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 8:27:04 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Delta 21
Q. How do you spot a blind man in a nudist colony?

A. It's not hard

15 posted on 02/28/2014 8:27:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: driftdiver

The kind of people who go to nudist camps make you realize the reason behind public indecency laws.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 8:29:01 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Revolting cat!

What did the blind man say when he walked passed the fish market?

Hello ladies.


17 posted on 02/28/2014 8:30:51 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 8:34:26 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DogByte6RER

Why is a blind person in a nudist colony in the first place? Doesn’t that sort of defeat the whole idea? Unless, I suppose the blind woman is an exhibitionist.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 8:36:52 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

From the news story ...

“Ms. Fowler and her husband, Craig, moved into the Paradise Lakes Condominiums complex in 2012 with Laura.”

- It could have been her husband’s idea to move there.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 8:39:26 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Lazamataz

Ping.


21 posted on 02/28/2014 8:40:02 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GeronL

does she own a liquor store?

22 posted on 02/28/2014 8:51:30 PM PST by BlueDragon (Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.Proverbs 29:18)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ve never heard of an out-of-control service dog.

Why would this woman want to move into a nudist community anyway?


23 posted on 02/28/2014 8:54:01 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: bigbob
After all, the dog is a nudist too.

No, it isn't. Look at all that leather on it. It obviously wants to be in the Castro District of San Francisco.

24 posted on 02/28/2014 8:58:31 PM PST by PAR35
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To: GladesGuru

GGPING


25 posted on 02/28/2014 9:00:13 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (Don't let the aftershave and embalming fluid fool you. Many RINOs are actually dead meat.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
"If she can’t see, what’s she doing at a nudist camp?"

Just look at it this way...

26 posted on 02/28/2014 9:01:11 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: BlueDragon

lol


27 posted on 02/28/2014 9:12:35 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

That was my first thought.


28 posted on 02/28/2014 9:16:44 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Revolting cat!

I’m dying over here :)


29 posted on 02/28/2014 9:21:42 PM PST by windcliff
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To: Baynative

“Just look at it this way...”

Nothing to see here..


30 posted on 02/28/2014 9:28:43 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: DogByte6RER; Revolting cat!; Army Air Corps; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; ...
They didn't want it getting its nose in other peoples' business.


31 posted on 02/28/2014 9:43:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: bigbob

“...the dog is a nudist too.”

Very true.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 10:07:31 PM PST by jocon307
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To: bigbob

The canine was banned when he refused to remove his coat.


33 posted on 02/28/2014 10:23:48 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: GeronL

A white guy at a Spike Lee movie?


34 posted on 02/28/2014 10:34:14 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
The canine was banned when he refused to remove his coat.

No, no, no... They dog has to go because of his bad behavior. Isn't obvious? They have no problem with the dog staring at nude people. . . or the dog being nude, but that the dog IS DRESSED!The dog has a leather fetish!

35 posted on 02/28/2014 11:19:01 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Revolting cat!

Damn, that’s a good one. Thanks for the laugh!


36 posted on 02/28/2014 11:50:28 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Did she require the other guests to wear nametags punched in braille?


37 posted on 03/01/2014 12:07:04 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The kind of people who go to nudist camps make you realize the reason behind public indecency laws.

Public indecency laws were written to prohibit the sort of dangling tallywackers that swing freely in city sponsored Gay Pride Parades these days without any legal crackdown.

Can't make the homosexualists feel unwanted or criminal. Nope.

Can't make illegal immigrants feel like outsiders or criminals either. Nope.

Down is up. wrong is right...

38 posted on 03/01/2014 12:10:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: GeronL

It’s probably her husband who wants to live there.


39 posted on 03/01/2014 3:46:59 AM PST by Tax-chick (Lost to headquarters.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Can see where large doggie land mines and cold nosing can upset some nudists
40 posted on 03/01/2014 3:51:48 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

“If she can’t see, what’s she doing at a nudist camp?”

Not tossing her cookies.

I recall a letter sent to advice columnist, dear abby. A womans husband was trying to convince his wife to go with him to a nudist colony so that they could ogle the naked people.

I forget what dear abbys advice was to this woman, but later on abby received another letter in response from a woman who had already been through this situation. She said that her husband talked her into going to a nudist colony, thinking he was going to see naked bodies of people who practically had the bodies of supermodels. Instead, all they saw were average looking to downright ugly looking naked bodies of everyday, average people. The first one they saw was the body of an 80 something wrinkled old man jogging along while wearing nothing but sneakers and a baseball cap. After this trip, the woman said that her husband never pestered her again about going back. So, this womans advice to the first letter writer was to go. After the first time, her husband wont bother her to go there again.


41 posted on 03/01/2014 4:31:20 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Kenny Bunk

While I never wanted to be a lawyer, just to handle this case (translates: collect the FEE!), I would make an exception.

She has numerous grounds for her suit, so many the colony may be renamed after the judgement.


42 posted on 03/01/2014 5:44:49 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Tax-chick

Because these freaks all have a desire to see naked kids. If they made all nudist camps 18+, they’d be empty


43 posted on 03/01/2014 10:31:55 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

44 posted on 03/01/2014 1:04:30 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

And a lovely end it is.


45 posted on 03/01/2014 1:09:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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