[Noisebridge-discuss] / territorializing

cynthia lee cynthia.jeanne.lee at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 22:39:50 UTC 2013

-- Hi,
i have asked the owner of the pit bull numerous times to watch his pet when
I found it straying around the space to numerous areas. One person has
noted that this dog came up and ate this person's meal from the plate near
him. When I asked the owner about this his reply was that the person should
have not placed their plate on the floor. That works for me if the
offending animal was a mouse but not a dog. Thanks to whoever is placing
mousetraps out.

This dog growled at me a few weeks ago (in the kitchen) while acting very
scared, tail between his legs. I promise I did not threaten it (to evoke
that growl) but I'm supposing it knew that I knew that he was not supposed
to be there checking around for stray food. I believe this dog needs to be
muzzled if in the space. I have owned large dogs and want responsible
people to be able to come to Noisebridge with them.
I have put forth the argument that some people who come to the space
through the Mission on foot may be safer with their animals. That argument
does not work if the owner thinks it is ok to leave the animal there. I
walked around that night checking to see if anyone would claim to be
responsible for it, but no one spoke up until one person volunteered (not
having been asked previously by the owner)to control its behavior.

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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:59:14 -0700
From: maestro <maestro415 at gmail.com>
To: Noisebridge-discuss <Noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] /territorializing
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i love animals...
usually and mostly(redundant) more than 'people'...

that being said i love having 'cool' animals in the space and look forward
to meeting many more.

beings bringing animals to the space and taking over work/study/learn/do
space(s) sucks, is selfish, and inconsiderate.

the other day we came in and some being had put another being's pit bull in
the treehouse (booth) because the being with the dog had completely left
the space and the dog behind on its own. this was apparently the resolution
until the being with the dog returned (if at all) rendering that part of
the space unusable.

today i came in and turing was closed up (both doors) because a being had a
cat out of a cage (i have seen this cage brought to the space numerous
times before with a crying cat in it) running around turing (i saw no signs
of a litter box though that doesn't really matter). i found this very
selfish and inconsiderate. when the doors were opened the cat was placed in
its prison which initiated it crying without end.

additionally, the cage was located on top of a table adjacent to where they
were working rendering it basically unavailable (at a minimum appearing
occupied) to others whom may have wanted to come in and work (yes. anyone
could have come in, asked, and moved it to the floor etc.. that is a given).

last time i checked NB isn't your personal animal shelter, daycare,
surrogate daycare/supervision.

it is unexcellent to close off ANY part of the space to use for your pet
pen or private romper room.

it is unexcellent and inconsiderate to leave the space and your animal(s)
behind in the space.

i love having animals 'that can deal' visit the space and hang out with
everyone and it's a very kewl aspect of NB's openess.

please don't project your own issues or agendas onto your animal(s) or the
space in general.
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