Don’t like my dog? You’re barking up the wrong tree!

A recent poll asked 3,000 British dog and cat owners questions about their furry friends to mark the release of the new movie; “Marmaduke.”

Findings suggested that some people are so devoted to their beloved pets that they can get in the way of their love lives!

19% of respondents said that they would rather have a pet than be romantically involved with someone. OK, seriously; having a cat or dog is nice and everything and I am the first to admit my love for my pets but it’s simply not the same as having a partner. They can’t cook for you, they can’t take you out (unless when out for “walkies” your dog spots a rabbit) errm and… they can’t actually talk! You may however, get a kiss occasionally (well, a big slobbery lick on the face!).

What is more interesting is that a HUGE 73% of single owners would never date someone who didn’t like their pet. This was even broken down to a whopping 81% of dog owners and 57% of cat owners never dating anyone who disliked their pet. So, are people less loyal to their cats? Are they more worried about hurting their dogs feelings? Meh. Who knows!!?

If faced with giving up their pet for the sake of love, a huge 79% of people refused to do it. I suppose this isn’t that surprising really, seeing as 88% of people saw their pet(s) as part of their family.

Hmm…interesting study. People really do love their pets eh?!

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2 responses to “Don’t like my dog? You’re barking up the wrong tree!”

  1. kristinawebb says :

    I think the thing about cat owners not caring as much as dog owners is that dogs are far more endearing. If someone told me they didn’t like my dog, it would be a slap in the face. How could anyone not love that drooling face? I must defend my dog!

    For a cat owner, I think it’s exactly the opposite. Don’t like my cat? Fine. He’ll get his revenge later. Let’s just enjoy our dinner while you still have your eyes.

  2. PlentyMore says :

    Hi Kristina, thanks for your comment 🙂

    Yeah I agree. Cats always seem to know when people don’t like them too! “Don’t like me? Well, I’m going to sit as close to you as possible and meow loudly in your ear!” Hehe

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