Ziggy Update, January 2019
It’s a new year and for Ziggy, that means new fur! After many long months of visits to the vets, the dermatology specialist and different tests and treatments, Ziggy’s skin problems are now stabilised and he is doing really well.
Thorough testing showed that he (more…)
Welcome you find me in a reflective mood after a family bereavement puzzling over the nature of love. The scientist within me views love as a combination of chemical reactions; Testosterone and Oestrogen drive the need for reproduction and the “love at first sight” reaction, subsequently dopamine and serotonin provide the warm sense of attraction that fuels the first few months of a relationship and subsequently oxytocin and vasopressin govern the long term attachment of partners and the all important parent-infant bond. As what we think of as ‘ourself’ is just a mass of synapses, electrical cables with multiple junctions these neurotransmitter chemicals are responsible for all our emotions and in particular the emotion we term love. (more…)