Urgent: Lost Bekit

“Urgent: Lost Bekip”

by Nicole Lungerhausen

 

URGENT: Lost Bekip

Grazint the Round, Sunnyside

Posted 12 hours ago

 

To my fellow dwellers of the southeastern neighborhoods of San Francisco,

Upon returning from vasagale on Raxat, my family discovered that our beloved bekip escaped the confines of his enclosure and our yammoe.

Trauks is 225 kilos and wears an iron collar. He is in the midst of his annual molting, so if you see him, please do not approach. Simply post here to HoodHub or call 076-667-355-5555, if seen.

Bev Fulbright, South Noe Valley

Posted 12 hours ago

 

Hi Grazint! I’m so sorry that happened to your family! As a fellow pet owner, it’s so distressing when your pet finds a way to escape home. If I see anything I will call, for sure.

Namaste

Elizabeth Dunleaf, Glen Park

Posted 11 hours ago

 

A BEKIP SCRATCHED IT’S BACK ON THE PINE TREE IN MY FRNOT YARD YESTERDAY AND NOW THE TREE IS LEANING TO CLOSE TO MY HOUSE!!

THE BEKIP WAS 20 FEET TALL WAS IT YOU’RES???

I LOVE ANIMLS BUT BEKIP OWNERS NEED TO BE MORE RSPONSIBLE!1!

Grazint the Round, Sunnyside

Posted 10 hours ago

 

Dear Elizabeth,

That was not Trauks. Our bekip is still in the infancy stage and is only 4 1/2 meters high.

I agree that we bekip owners must be responsible for our pets. That is why I inspect our enclosure on a daily basis and put additional security measures in place when we go on vasagale. Apparently over the weekend there was a power surge as a result of unusually high teleportal usage in the southeastern San Francisco quadrant. This caused the sub-station in our zone to go offline and our yammoe (and security enclosure) to lose power.

I truly regret this incident and am synthesizing back-up power systems for our yammoe, so this does not happen again.

Hal Morrison, Westwood Terrace

Posted 10 hours ago

 

Hey Grazint,

I think I spotted Trauks at Foerester and Judson. There was a line of cars parked in front of City College that were covered in bekip skin. Hope those folks have good insurance LOL!

He seemed to be headed in the direction of the Whole Foods on Ocean Ave. Tried calling your phone but got a message saying I don’t have enough intergalatic credits.

Jacob Fuhrman, Excelsior

Posted 9 hours ago

 

This is the 4th bekip escape this year and it’s only March!

I’m all for being welcoming to our neighbors from Raxat, but this is getting ridiculous. It seems to me that the powers that be in San Francisco are overlooking everyone’s safety when they continue to allow bekips to remain on our terra firma. Yes, I understand they are an essential part of Raxatian culture, but they are still highly dangerous animals.

Methinks our mayor is more interested in the big $$$ our Raxatian friends have brought to the city through their portal tech than in keeping people safe, SF natives and non-natives alike. The stink of corruption in this city is getting stronger every day. . .

That’s why I’ve started a petition to ban bekip ownership in SF. If you agree with me, please sign the petition.

Elizabeth Dunleaf, Glen Park

Posted 8 hours ago

 

JACOB I AGRE WTIH U NO MORE BEKIPS IN SF!1!

Jacob Fuhrman, Sunnyside

Posted 8 hours ago

 

That’s great, Elizabeth! Please sign the petition!

Grazint the Round, Sunnyside

Posted 7 hours ago

 

I must refute Mr. Fuhrman’s assertions about Trauks and other bekips. They are gentle, loving creatures. Even during their annual molting, it is only their shedding skin that is destructive, not the animals themselves. I and many other bekip owners in the city take all possible precautions to keep both our pets and neighbors safe.

Mr. Fuhrman – Raxat gladly gifted our teleportation technology to the city, which enables thousands of people each day to travel and undertake commerce with civilizations throughout the galaxy in safety and comfort. I am glimmozzed when residents of San Francisco like you, who have benefited so much from this gift, continue to cast aspersions on bekips.

Hal Morrison, Westwood Terrace

Posted 5 hours ago

 

Hey Grazint –

My buddy just texted me. He works at the Walgreens on Taraval and 19th and saw a bekip matching your description. It ate all the garbage in their dumpster. And then it ate the dumpster!

He thinks Trauks is heading west, toward Ocean Beach. I called the folks over at IACC and reported the sighting too.

Bev Fulbright, South Noe Valley

Posted 4 hours ago

When I moved to SF 23 years ago, I came here looking for acceptance and tolerance. And from the first day I stepped off the magrail, a lonely dyke from north Saskatchewan, I found it in spades.

Oh how times have changed!

I’ve found Raxatians to be nothing but great neighbors and their bekips to be nothing but delightful critters. As an experienced dog trainer, they’re even more trainable than some dog breeds!  As for the whole molting issue. . .well, just because a dog pees on your rug or chews your favorite shoes doesn’t mean we should then get rid of all dogs, right? And frankly, this city could use a little more open space, IMHO, so if a little shedded bekip skin clears out space in our metal and concrete jungle, then maybe we should welcome it.

The soul of San Francisco has always been about tolerance for newcomers, especially those who are different in some way. As our city changes, I say we all try to remember this.

Namaste

Elizabeth Dunleaf, Glen Park

Posted 4 hours ago

 

BEV BEKIPS ARE NT CUTE FLUFFY DOGS THERE GIANT SCARY LIZARD MONSTERS THAT DONOT BELONG IN OUR CITY!11!!!

JACOB HOW DO I SIGN THE PETITOIN????

Grazint the Round, Sunnyside

Posted 4 hours ago

 

Thank you, Hal, for reporting the sighting. Bekips are usually ravenous during their annual molting, so it sounds like your friend did indeed spot Trauks.

I have also contacted Interplanetary Animal Capture and Control. They are sending a squadron of retrievers to Ocean Beach.

Jacob Fuhrman, Excelsior

Posted 3 hours ago

 

Grazint – thanks, but I don’t need your portal tech! I get around and do my business just fine the old fashioned way – on my Brooklyn Hoverboard on good old planet Earth.

407 petition signatures and counting. . .

Grazint the Round, Sunnyside

Posted 2 hours ago

 

I am pleased to report that Trauks is back within the comfort of our yammoe, safe and sound and secure in his enclosure.

My family is grateful to our neighbors who helped us on what has been a very emotional day. And to those who would rather spread misinformation and discord, we have the following saying on Raxat: “Lzak ras yetih yelder delangimb yirehnd.”

Bev Fulbright, South Noe Valley

Posted 2 hours ago

 

Yay, Grazint! Glad this lost pet story has a happy ending :o)

FOUND: Brooklyn Hoverboard

Grazint the Round, Sunnyside

Posted 10 min ago

 

Found in outer stomach of family bekip.

Mostly in good working order.

If you would care to retrieve your hoverboard, please call 076-667-355-5555.

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Nicole Lungerhausen’s speculative short stories have appeared in A-Minor Magazine and Red Weather. When not writing science fiction and fantasy, she uses her writing skills to raise money for arts and environmental education non-profits in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This is her first sale.

And, seriously, there is a real-life petition at Change.org. Be the first in your neighborhood to sign the petition!

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