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Re: Inauguration Logistics by geordiegirl on 19 January 2009 2:08pm
 
Ah, so writing today, 19 Jan, it's started already??

Someone a while back mentioned the number of police to spectators. Our news quotes 1 per 1000 - that's enormous, as you all said.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by peripatetically on 22 January 2009 12:11am
 
Attendance estiamtes were way too high. Now they say in the range of 2-2.5 million were in D.C. here's a good thing to report ! There were no arrests. Now that's saying something, eh? There were complaints from some attendees about the barriers in bad locations and people fainting and falling on top of other people. One person somehow landed on the Metro train tracks and there's no report as to the condition of that person. Whether thrown there, or accidentally fell, no report there either. But for that many people, it's remarkable things went pretty well.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by Spursfan on 22 January 2009 8:56am
 
I have just been back-reading this thread - Geraldine, what on earth are GSD and PWD puppies?

My guess for PWD is Puppy of Wanton Destruction?! ;)

It would be nice if they got a Staffie - though I suppose it would have to be an American Staffie to be patriotic!! What a boost for the breed that would be - I don't need to tell you all how wonderful they are!! And with very short coats I should think they have minimum allergy probs.

:)
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by peripatetically on 22 January 2009 2:24pm
 
But doesn't the allergy issue have to do with the dander (skin cells), not the coat?
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by Spursfan on 22 January 2009 2:43pm
 
Well, yes you are right there Pats - but animals which have longer hair shed it more than animals which are, shall we say, close-cropped.

An (American) allergy site has this: "The allergy producing proteins called allergens are produced in the dogs skin. When the dog licks himself or herself this sticky protein in the dead skin cells is deposited on the hair. When the dog hair comes into contact with dust, clothing, furniture, curtains, or you, the protein will stick to the surface of the object. Pet hair itself does not product allergic reactions in individual, but the dog dander that sticks to the dog hair will."

It goes on: "Another consideration [when choosing hypoallergenic pets] are dogs that do not shed their hair very often or have very little hair to shed. Less airborne hair means less chance of you coming into contact with the allergen."

:)
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by kazzzz on 22 January 2009 2:47pm
 
So if dog skin is called dander, what is panda skin called? Pog? Just ignore me...really.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by bIG bLOGGER on 22 January 2009 3:04pm
 
kazzzz:you are very hard to ignore...:))But I think you have slightly missed the point here:I don't think a dog's skin is called 'dander'
'Pandas' are neither completely in the category of racoons(with whom they bear--sorry--some traits),nor are they completely in the category of bears;they are really a species of their own.



 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by mrsthing on 22 January 2009 4:31pm
 
I was amazed how quiet and orderly it was during the ceremony!

 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by peripatetically on 22 January 2009 5:15pm
 
Well, it wasn't quiet, but it was orderly! HAHAHAHA UNless you mean during the swearing in part. Yeah, could hear a pin drop then.
 
Re: Inauguration Logistics by peripatetically on 22 January 2009 5:20pm
 
Taken from a site when I surfed "What is dog dander?"******

Dander consists of small scales or flakes of dead skin cells that are continually shed by all animals. Light and sticky, dander is easily transported by air currents and often becomes attached to objects or people. In the household, dander is a common element of house dust, particularly in homes where cats or dogs are present.
 
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