The shopping frenzy has begun. Sweaters, toys and cushy new beds.
All for “other” family members. The pets.
The season of giving inevitably prompts pet lovers (53% of dog owners and 38% of cat owners) to gift their animals, often lavishly, says a survey by the American Pet Products Association.
It also prompts the question: Is there something, well, weird about that?
According to a Kelton Research survey commissioned by Milo’s Kitchen pet treats:
•81% regard their pets as full members of the family.
•58% call themselves their pets’ “mommy” or “daddy.”
•77% buy pets birthday gifts.
•More than half say they talk about pets more than politics or sex.
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