Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dog Tip of The Day, February 23

When your dog is getting ready to take it’s Canine Good Citizen test, tire it out.  Go about an hour early to let the dog calm down.


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Science Birthdays, February 23

Today is the birthday of Casmir Funk, born in 1884, he coined the term vitamin which means life amine, he thought all of the vitamins were amines at that time. He died in 1957 at age 73.

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Natural Disasters, February 23

On this day in 1887, 2000 people were killed when an earthquake hit the French Riviera.

In 1998 tornadoes in Florida killed 42 people and damaged 2600 structures.

An avalanche in Austria killed 31 in Galtur

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Dog Tip of The Day, February 22

Here are the tests that a dog must pass in order to get the Canine Good Citizen award:

Accepting  a friendly stranger

Sit politely for petting

Appearance and grooming

Walk on a loose lead

Walk through a crowd

Sit, Down and Stay on Command

Come when called

Reaction to another dog

Reaction to distraction

Supervised separation


You cannot use pinch collars, slip collars are allowed.

You cannot use treats or toys

Your dog cannot eliminate, (that means pee or poop)

Your dog cannot growl or snarl at other people or dogs.


My tip for today is to practice these tests before and even after your test to insure that your dog is and remains a “Good Citizen”

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Natural Disasters, February 22


On this day in 2011 185 people were killed after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand

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Science Birthdays, February 22

2/22/1796        Quetelet Lambert        astronomer      pronounced (ket lay), He also worked on statistical measurements and found that chest measurements and heights of soldiers varied the same way as bullet holes about a bullseye, and the toss of dice. This produced a bell curve. From this he arrived at the average man. He died in 1874 at age 78


2/22/1824        Janssen Pierre             astronomer      He discovered a spectral line that led to the discovery of helium. He published an atlas of photographs of the sun. He died in 1907 at age 83


2/22/1857        Hertz Heinrich Rudolf                        physicist          student of Helmholtz and Kirchoff. Studied electromagnetic waves but never saw the radio or the structure of the atom.  He died at age 36.  Chronic blood poisoning


2/22/1879        Bronsted Johannes      chemist           acid base theory of opposites.  He died in 1947 at age 68


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Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Broccoli and Cheddar Soup.

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