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 don‘t 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?
We‘ve 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, of course, Valentine‘s Day:
Think our mothers-in-law will hold a grudge?