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Twenty crazy facts about pet ownership in America (Take a Poll)

submitted on August 18, 2010 by HouTex in "Member's Lounge"
Do these facts fit your feelings about your pets?
According to this article, Americans are extremely attached to their pets.
Take a look -
1. Do you own a pet?
 Yes, one pet
 Yes, more than one pet
2. Do you consider your pet a member of the family?
 Of course!
 Absolutely not!
3. Do you display photos of your pet(s)?
 Yes, candid shots we took ourselves
 Yes, in family photo taken professionally
4. Do you buy holiday or birthday gifts for your pet?
 Sure! (Doesn't everybody?)
 No way! (That's silly!)
5. Do any of your pets sleep with a family member?
6. Do your pets go with you on vacation?
7. What kind of pets do you have?
 Dog or cat
 Snake or other reptile
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  • 75200
    Posted by YanBz on August 18, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Added a poll mention to the title
  • 75683
    store rep.
    Posted by Taylor on August 21, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    Wow, things have changed a lot. Eeek
    A good measure of how far our pets have been elevated in status is in how the world is now catering to them, and to their owners. The largest pet stores don’t even sell dogs and cats. They stock their shelves with an abundance of the trendiest pet supplies, from the latest dog grooming products to luxury pet beds to every imaginable pet toy, all while encouraging and facilitating pet adoption from shelters. And of course, pets get to come along for the shopping.

    Even if you aren’t in a pet store, you’re likely to find trendy new pet luxury items for your dog or cat in a variety of other stores. Makers of “people products” such as Old Navy, Harley Davidson and Paul Mitchell now have their own lines of designer pet products. The traditional dog bath has gone out the window, and is being replaced by professional dog grooming and pampered pet spa treatments. Cats still lick themselves meticulously, but their efforts can be enhanced by special kitty dry mousse shampoos, which pampers pets by getting them clean without having to go near water.

    See this series, beginning with "Pampered Pets" at
  • 75987
    store rep.
    Posted by Taylor on August 23, 2010
    [reply] 1 0
    Apparently needs more training....

    Mother Goose and Grimm, August 22, 2010

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