Dogs are Better Listeners
Published on Thursday, 28 October 2010
A Purina survey done in New Zealand found that 31 per cent of female dog owners believe their pets have better listening skills than their partners, and 14 per cent of men say their dog gives them more love than their partner.
After interviewing 250 dog owners and 250 cat owners nationwide, the survey also concluded nearly 50 per cent of female cat owners share their problems with their feline friend.
More than 80 per cent of female and male dog or cat owners admit to “cherishing pets”, with more than 50 per cent considering themselves a mum or dad to their pets.
Purina’s pet-care expert Shivaun Statham said the results mean that pets can become as endearing as a child or a close friend to many owners.
“When people find strong companionship and affection in their pets, it is quite normal for them to begin treating their animals as important family members.”
Does it apply to us Singaporeans too?