Yesterday I was talking about preparing for pets in disaster. If you leave your house with a pet crated, be sure to let a neighbor know where the crate is and that there might be a pet inside. This is the same with birds. They can tell a fireman where the animals are in case of a fire. Firemen do save animals in fires. Many firetrucks are equipped with special respirators for dogs and cats. Birds usually die because their fragile respiratory system cannot take the smoke inhalation.
Monthly Archives: September 2013
It was on this day in 1993 that an earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in India. A 2009 Sumatra earthquake killed over 1,115 people on this day in 2009.
Today is the birthday of Hans Geiger, born in 1882, he is famous for his invention of the Geiger counter, but also for the Geiger-Marsden experiment which led to the discovery of the atomic nucleus. He died in 1945 at age 63.
Jean Perrin, born in 1870 verified Albert Einstein’s explaination of Bownian motion confirming the atomic theory of matter, he died in 1942 at age 71.
Nevill Mott, born in 1905 received the Nobel Prize for his work on the electronic structure of amorphous semiconductors. He died in 1996 at age 90.
Jean-Marie Lehn, born in 1939 he received the Nobel Prize for his synthesis of crpytands.
Johann Deisenhofer, born in 1943, received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for determining the first crystal structure of an integral membrane protein.
It was on this day in 1966 that the Chevrolet Camaro was introduced. At first they were going to call it the Panther. I am glad they stuck with Camaro. I had two of them.
Do you have a plan for getting your animals out of the house if there is a fire? I think it is a good idea to do some preplanning. How will you get your family out, how will you get your pets out? Where will you take them? Fires spread very rapidly and often there is very little time.
Today is the birthday of Enrico Fermi, born in 1901, he opened the atomic age by working out the mathematics of the neutron. He immigrated to the United States from Italy during the Hitler years and built the first atomic reactor. When he received the Nobel Prize he wouldn’t wear the fascist uniform or give the salute. He discovered that thermal neutrons, those that are slowed down are more effective in a controlled chain reaction. He died of cancer at age 53.
Some people like to feed their dogs table scraps, some stick to regular dog foods (and some are better than others), some use a combination of both. I am not sure if anyone really knows the best answer. We as dog owners don’t all eat the same things either. For instance, I don’t eat sushi, raw oysters or anything like that. I hope that isn’t going to hurt me. Everyone wants to impose their ideas about dog handling on others. I guess some would think I do the same, so let me say, I give tips to help people, but I certainly want my followers to follow their own good judgement.