Depression and Dogs

We’ve all heard about the healing and stress relieving power of pets. And stories from pet owners will always be full of the how marvellous and loving their pets are. I know, because I am one of them. But do they help with stabilising mood swings? Can they help pull you out of depression? Should…

Why Aleksei has no Antlers

‘twas the month before Christmas, And all through the land, The creatures were whispering, Isn’t it grand. Santa’s looking, to pull on his sleigh, New animals, cos reindeer are so passé. Besides, traditional creatures of yore, Aren’t fast enough To avoid planes or the stray bullet or four. What we need are creatures who Are…

Having Cool Dogs

So, having invested in putting air conditioning in the doggies’ room because their dense coats and tropical weather don’t mix well… One dog is sleeping in the back porch, one dog is snoring in the living room, and one dog is so underfoot that if I try to get out of my chair I’m going…