[Noisebridge-discuss] Dogs/cats/pigs/hamsters/fish/lizards... at noisebridge.

Christina Olson daravinne at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 21:06:18 PST 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?
>>
>> -Martin
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