nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Take Two Pets, And Call Me In The Morning

The all-purpose pet.
A new piece in the New York Times Well blog talks about how pets are good for our health, and can help keep us well. They invite readers to send in their videos of pets performing their health-promoting activities.

Remember Steve Martin's routine on the shame of Cat Juggling?  Now it can come out of the the closet.  Cat Juggling can take it's rightful place in the therapeutic armamentarium of the species.

I look forward to prescribing pets for my patients:  Take 1 by leash every 4 hours as needed for nirvana.

I have another suggestion:  watching pets breed.  What could be more healthy for us, when they won't let you watch porn at work any more?

Doc D

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