By Gary Bogue
Thursday, February 8th, 2007 at 8:51 am in Pets.
If you find yourself cuddling up with your furry friends each night when you go to bed, you’re not alone.
In a recent survey of policyholders and visitors to their Web site by Veterinary Pet Insurance, 56 percent of those who responded said their pet sleeps right next to them each night.
Of the nearly 8,000 respondents, 21 percent said their pet sleeps in a pet bed, 18 percent claimed their pet sleeps at the foot of the bed, 5 percent of pets sleep on the couch, and 1 percent said their pet sleeps outside.
“Our pets have made a definitive move from the barnyard, to the backyard, to the bedroom,” said Dr. Carol McConnell, director of veterinary services for VPI. “With the human-animal bond stronger than ever, more pet owners are taking care of their pets like they would a family member. Our pets are spending more time indoors with the entire family, and now they share the comforts of a soft mattress with the family, too.”
This inspires me to have my own quickie little survey. Just click on “Comments” at the end of this post and answer these quick questions:
** Does your pet (cat, dog, bird, fish, other?) have its own room in your home?
** Does your pet (cat, dog, bird, fish, other?) have it’s own place at the table for daily meals?
** Does your pet (cat, dog, bird, fish, other?) help to prepare meals?
** Does your pet (cat, dog, bird, fish, other?) have a job and contribute to paying household expenses?
** Is your pet (cat, dog, bird, fish, other?) answering this survey?
Come on, now, be honest.