By Glen Turner – Special to the Sydenham Current
A lot of research these days is saying that being a pet owner is really good for both mental and physical health.
That used to be something I’d probably snicker at.
Supposedly pet owners live longer, and being a pet owner helps reduce your blood pressure.
And the calming influence of pets is a stress-reducer.
Well, now I’m a believer.
Anyone who knows me, knows about my three. An amazing rescue dog (now 13) and two rescue cats (7 1/2 and 6 1/2).
And you’ve probably heard a ‘Dexter story’ or more. He’s the youngest cat, who took off on a three-month vacation over the summer.
They are, to put it simply, a joy.
They make me laugh, they worry me, they make me crazy!
I don’t have a house, I have a zoo!
Bed-time is the best.
All four of us, settled in for the night… all in one bed.
Lots of purring, snoring, cuddling and the occasional fight… thanks to Dexter.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.