Post by Sally Thompson Post by Btms
Lol. Do you think it would be as effective with a cat? More available than
a goat in this household.
I remember once after a foxhunt with the Southend radio club (no foxes
involved - basically a hidden-transmitter hunt), after which people
repaired to a pub as tends to happen, having the pub cat on my shoulders
- I was in a slightly stooped-forward position, so it was on my back
just below the shoulders, not actually on them. It made itself
comfortable, and I think would have gone to sleep there. I was quite
content with it, but the others found it quite amusing; but then I am a
cat person anyway. I can't remember (this is thirtysomething years ago,
I think) how the cat got there, i. e. whether I placed it there or it
jumped there - probably the latter, as if placing I'd more likely have
placed it on my lap.
The people in the above article do look happy though, though I'm not
sure whether that's because of the goats as such or just because they're
being photographed of course.
<<"These animals can lower the heart rate because they release the
'cuddle chemical' oxytocin, which produces the same type of feelings as
when a mother looks at her baby or a lover looks at their partner," he
I wonder, can you get oxytocin in pill, liquid, or inhaler form? Sounds
like it might be a good thing to have in stressful situations where a
cat or goat is not available/practical.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
the plural of 'anecdote' is not 'evidence'. Professor Edzart Ernst, prudential
magazine, AUTUMN 2006, p. 13.