Just having a pet in a room when you’re doing a mental stress test has been found to lower the subject’s heart rate, blood pressure and stress-hormone levels better than having their spouse in the room.
Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.