|Re: Trillium Hollow Pet Policy - Thanks For All The Input||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 07:45:04 -0700 (PDT)|
Nancy Baumeister <nancybee [at] peak.org> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> after deleting long quoted policy and making a shorter link to details. -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- I hesitated to bring the topic up at this time because I know that you at Trillium Hollow are at the end of the policy-writing process and not at the gathering-information time in the process. So, understand that my comments are not aimed at suggesting that you (Trillium Hollow) change your policy. But, for those communities which maybe considering a pet policy, I wanted to make a comment that banning specific dog breeds is not an effective way to create safety around dogs. For more information check out this book > *Dogs Bite: But Balloons and Slippers Are More Dangerous (Paperback) * > by Janis Bradley > Amazon Book page via: http://tinyurl.com/z3pcf ( http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books &field-author-exact=Janis%20Bradley&rank=-relevance%2C%2Bavailability %2C-daterank/103-8580576-4851867 ) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1888047186/103-8580576-4851867? %5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=283155 ) There is more to the book than I can excerpt here, but the part that really made me sit up and begin thinking about action for our community is her discussion about educating children about appropriate behavior around dogs. She notes that we take extensive action to protect children around swimming pools. We teach them not to swim unless adults are present, we watch them while they swim, we put fences around pools and yet 1000 children drown each year. In contrast, we do very little to teach kids about how to behave appropriately around dogs and we do not always supervise very small children around dogs and still only 10 children are killed by dog bites in a year. This number could readily be reduced to zero. For our community, I intend to suggest that we do explicit teaching for kids around how to treat dogs. I think that this will make them safer in our community and throughout their lives out there in the world. Signed, a dog lover Nancy Baumeister CoHo Ecovillage Corvallis Oregon Charles Maclean wrote: > Fellow Cohousers - > > After many years of indecision we've adopted a new pet policy. It appears > below.
- Re: Trillium Hollow Pet Policy - Thanks For All The Input, (continued)
- Re: Trillium Hollow Pet Policy - Thanks For All The Input Raines Cohen, July 1 2006
Re: Trillium Hollow Pet Policy - Thanks For All The Input Fred H Olson, July 3 2006
Re: Trillium Hollow Pet Policy - Thanks For All The Input Nancy Baumeister, July 3 2006
- Re: Trillium Hollow Pet Policy - Thanks For All The Input Ann Zabaldo, July 3 2006
- Re: Trillium Hollow Pet Policy - Thanks For All The Input Nancy Baumeister, July 3 2006
- Re: Trillium Hollow Pet Policy - Thanks For All The Input Fred H Olson, July 4 2006
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