39. Give it a stroke
A dog may be man’s best friend, in more ways than you realise. In fact, any pet can be your best friend when it comes to your blood pressure.
Going for a walk, chasing a stick, searching behind the sofa. Whatever you do with your particular animal it can help keep your blood pressure down.
Every year around Christmas time a message appears. It’s about pets and intended for those who may not have had a pet before or who have little or no experience of animals, to make them stop and think before they rush out and buy a pet as a gift. The message reads, ‘A pet is not just for Christmas Day, a pet is for life.’ And how right they are.
A popular joke based on this message goes something like, ‘A pet is not just for Christmas ...