Monthly Archives: October 2012
A lot of trick or treaters will be out tonight. Think about how this will affect your dog. I guess it all depends on how well socialized it is. I hate to see those dogs tied to a six foot chain, that will be pulling on their neck all night, barking at all the people walking around. If the dog is agressive, put it in the house so it doesn’t scare the kids.
Today is the birthday of Adolf von Baeyer, born in 1835, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the synthesis of indigo in 1905. He was the first to propose the correct formula for indole in 1869. He is also famous for his strain theory of triple bonds in small carbon rings.
I hope everyone made it through the storm ok. If your pets had a rough night, spend a little time with them today. Check their play area to be sure no unwanted garbage blew in or anything that could hurt them. I walk through their area is always a good idea. Watch for downed wires and moving water if you are taking them out. It is also a good idea to have a floatation vest if walking them near flood waters. Most importantly, Don’t let them drink standing flood water. Give them a good drink before taking them out.
Today is the birthday of Kopp Hermann, born in 1817 he wrote a detailed history of chemistry and made the first careful measurements of organic compounds showing that as the carbon chain increases so does the boiling point.
It is also the birthday of Gerhard Domagk, born in 1895, he discovered the effects of prontosil on strep infections. He had to withdraw from accepting the Nobel Prize because of Hitler.
Granit Ragner, born in 1900 showed that individual nerve cells of the retina could distinguish between different wavelengths.
Harvey Wiley, born in 1844, is best known for his leadership in passing the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. He was the first commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administraton.
Galileo Ferraris, born in 1847 discovered the rotating magnetic field used in the induction motor.
With the threat of hurricane Sandy approaching and already hitting some people, keep your pets inside where it is safe. I hope you are preparing for your own safety but also keep your pets in mind. Have on hand:
a 72 hour supply of food and water
a favorite toy
a spare leash (you or someone else might need it)
a photo of your pet showing markings
Don’t forget, take your pet to the shelter with you. Most shelters should allow you to take your pets with you. You have to care for them and keep them under control.
Today is the birthday of Carl Djerassi, born in 1923, he discovered the first oral contraceptive pill.