When's the last time you saw this in a back yard? Years ago a dog house was very common for families with a dog. Now with dogs becoming more and more a part of the family, it's not uncommon to see dogs lounging around on the sofa, or sleeping in their owners bed.
This is National "Be Kind To AnimalsWeek", also known as "Pet Week". According to a survey, 80% of dog owners and 63% of cat owners buy gifts for their pets. Pets are also better company than our mates. The survey asked 1001 cat and dog owners and come up with these amazing stats.
Nine out of 10 animal lovers say that after a bad day, their pets make them feel like a million bucks.
86 percent of respondents say their dog helps relieve their stress and tension.
45 percent of women would rather be with their four-legged friends than with their hubbies or boyfriends.
30 percent of men like their fuzzy pals better than their wives or girlfriends. Doctors say our animal friends may even help us to live longer by lowering blood pressure.
Knowing this, it might be time to go out and buy a pet.