Are You Obsessed With Your Pet? (Probably)

We all love our pets—and some of us love them even more than we love our own two-legged family members, according to Gone Digging. The site recently put together some interesting stats on pets and their devoted humans.


To start, 68 percent of US households and 45% of UK households include pets:


But we dont just welcome Mr. Whiskers into our lives—most of us think of him as a family member, sometimes preferring him to our two-legged counterparts. Looking at you, Cousin Larry.

And that goes extra for women:


We let them choose our partners:


And what better way to show our love than by spoiling and pampering our pets with gifts?


Weve been spending more than ever on them.


But especially during special occasions, like birthdays. Admit it, you do it just to watch Fido struggle with the gift-wrapping.



And Christmas:


And, of course, Valentines Day:


Think our mothers-in-law will hold a grudge?

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Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney7 months ago

Great article, Saff just told me he's the boss around here, hahaha

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney7 months ago

No it the other way round in this house.

Alicia N.
Alicia N.about a year ago


Magdalena J.
Magdalena C.about a year ago

Thank you!

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Croweabout a year ago

Yes, I must admit, I am guilty!!
I did almost break up with my husband (before he was my husband) because of one of my cats. My cat hated him, but after a little while he warmed up to him and they got used to each other!

greenplanet e.
greenplanet e.about a year ago

Of course!

Tara W.
Tara W.about a year ago

Wow, crazy stats! But gotta admit, to much of it, I happily plead guilty.

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.about a year ago

good info, thanks

Lavinia Andreea
Lavinia Andreeaabout a year ago


Susanne P.
Susanne P.about a year ago

Admit being guilty