to mask or not to mask? THAT IS THE EASY QUESTION...... NOW ... TO MASK MASK OR NOT TO MASK MASK IS THE LATEST.. BEING THE NEGATIVE CONSUMER THAT I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO BE.... IF THAT IS PROMOTED BY THE SELLERS OF MASKS, I WOULD BE LESS INCLINED TO CONSIDER IT.... HOWEVER IF THIS IS TRUELY FROM THE CDC.. THEN WE SHOULD THINK TWICE ABOUT DOUBLE MASKING.
With that K-95 mask on I do notice that running up the stairs( or crawling up the stairs in my case) does require me to make more of an effort to breathe through that mask then the usual sort of unfolding ones .. so I do think that the K in 95 mask does force you to breathe through the material .. where the unfolding ones have a gap around the edge which causes your breath the fog your glasses I don't get the feeling that that's filtering much of anything so I really consider the unfolding ones just sort of splatter control .. Having done a lot of reading comparing the KN-95 to the N 95 --And keeping in mind that I don't read well -- is the label of the KN -95 Clearly says way down at the bottom in Chinese that this
KN 95 is not for medical use .. The problem is when you Google N 95 the search gives you all the KN 95 also .and the descriptions get even worse as to who has what certification .. however Home Depot website says it does carry these N 95 masks ..
I found that out after I'd ordered a bunch of kn95’s To share with staff here --so I'm happy with the CDC saying go ahead and wear both folding and KN 95 .
Point being there's an awful lot of people who don't know an awful lot about the COV anyway .. when in doubt use both.I will put the box of these down next to the time Clock and everybody should take 1 or two .
NOW in the “you won’t believe it “ department....... and speaking of long winded
Duplication ---I also apply THAT to the news media as several of you people have noticed.. I forget to turn the television off in my Rome when I go out for Mail call apparently people can tell which channel I've been listening to .. and believe it or not I now have gotten long winded lectures complaints about listening to one or the other ..
Now the fact that I don't read well --- make that I don't wanna read well -- comes into play when people write these long winded emails wishing I would watch one channel or another .. rest assured I watched both CNN and Fox .. but I much prefer doctor Pol.
what I have notice from both those channels is that they are running more and more of that horrible “please adopt American children” or whatever it is that runs just before there is some kind of flashing one second --commercial advertising some vitamin project or another or car parts or Kitty litter Using subliminal techniques . I have not seen any of that on doctor Pol..
I just read your discussion about Bernedoodles as possible mobility service dog and thought you might want to hear from someone who owns a Bernedoodle (Marnie’s Bernedoodle, Hamilton, turned 1 in November). The Bernedoodle mix might be good for mobility if you can add a little more height by breeding with a Dane. Marnie’s Doodle is about 5-6 inches shorter than Marnie. At 16 months old, he weighs 94 pounds. He is a first generation Doodle, his mom is a Bernese Mountain Dog and dad is a Standard Poodle. He has long wavy to curly hair. We were not seeing any shedding until the last month. I hope he is just blowing puppy coat because we are now finding long, wavy locks of hair on the carpet and furniture. His coat is also starting to mat—I admit we do not brushing as much as we should but, to point, there is a lot of coat maintenance with a long, curly-coated breed (or high-end mix) like this. They say that the more Poodle the doodles have, the less shedding they can be expected to do. But, that curly long coat will always need a lot of grooming attention. That could be a problem for a disabled person who has weakness in the back and arms.
On the plus side, Hamilton is extremely smart and eager to learn. He is super bonded to my husband but still very loving to me. He could certainly be taught everything he needs to do as a mobility dog, but I’m not sure he will be big enough even at full-grown and filled out to do the job. Maybe if someone uses a harness with the hard, stand-up handle that is sturdy enough to hold the handler’s weight. He is extremely faithful the entire family and he loves both Marnie and his tiny little Sheltie sister who only weighs 17 pounds at 13 years old. So, there, you have a Doodle owner’s thoughts. The Bernedoodle could be an excellent service dog in just about any capacity other than mobility—but there is still the coat maintenance problem.
Marnie wants you to know that she is doing well but is tired of this pandemic quarantine. We are extremely lucky to have the acreage that allows her and her Doodle to run. She loves the snow but not as much as Doodle loves it. The two of them love to chase each other and wrestle in the snow. I’m attaching a couple of photos of Marnie and her Doodle.
Marnie & Peggy