[Noisebridge-discuss] Dogs/cats/pigs/hamsters/fish/lizards... at noisebridge.
daravinne at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 05:06:18 UTC 2012
With frickin lasers?
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
> Flying sharks. That's all I am saying.
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM, Martin Bogomolni <martinbogo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This weekend, I had an unfortunate experience at Noisebridge. A close
>> friend of mine that I brought to the space is allergic to dogs, and I
>> didn't know. I didn't even think twice about asking her, and to be
>> fair, there were no dogs present at noisebridge at the time. The poor
>> girl broke out in hives pretty quickly before we even had a chance to
>> really settle down and start picking apart her Furby for a project.
>> I apologize for the glass of tea I left behind in the kitchen, but we
>> had to leave rather quickly and get some Benadryl into her. She
>> doesn't want to return to Noisebridge, even though in her words she
>> thinks its "A fucking amazing place!"
>> So, this raises a question. Is it really okay to have pets at
>> Noisebridge? We've got various doggie companions that visit the
>> space, in non-service capacities. I personally like dogs, but this
>> experience has effectively blocked someone who is in my opinion a very
>> fun and personable hacker, from being able to come to the space.
>> It's hard to clean up when a pet hangs around a place for a long time,
>> and the after-effect lasts long after the pet has left.
>> When we raised the possibility of bringing in a cat to keep the
>> ratties and mice away a while ago, this potential for allergies was
>> amongst the reasons for not doing it.
>> I'm flying to Austin tomorrow morning, or I'd bring it up this week at
>> the meeting. As it is, I can't so it will have to wait until next
>> week. In the meantime it's worth discussing here. Should non-service
>> pets be allowed in Noisebridge? Is there a way to mitigate the
>> effects of allowing pets, or a way to keep the allergens out so that
>> the impact is lessened?
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