A recent study has ‘found’ that cat owners earn less than those who have dogs and also have fewer friends.
Researchers also ‘believe’ that those who choose a feline friend rather than a canine companion are also more likely to be unmarried and live alone.
Fortunately, then, apparently those who choose a feline friend rather than a canine companion are more likely to enjoy their own company.
Dog owners are happier, more sociable and earn bigger salaries than cat owners. Researchers who carried out a ‘detailed’ analysis, also found those who choose a feline friend rather than a canine companion are more likely to enjoy their own company.
The data also suggests that dog owners are more likely to have paid off their mortgage – and they will be inclined to describe their job as “stressful”.
By contrast, cat owners are happier living alone and admit they relish a simpler pace of life, the survey found.
The study found the average cat owner takes home £24,000 a year, while the typical dog lover can expect to earn £27,000.
Measuring success at work also revealed dog owners are enjoying life slightly higher up the career ladder. Eleven percent of dog owners claim to be “extremely successful”, compared to just eight percent of people who chose a cat for their pet.
It also emerged that more cat owners live with their parents than dog owners. And that coincides with the fact feline fans are less likely to be married – 55 percent compared to 60 percent.
Marked differences appeared in sociability too. Cat owners have an average of 50 online friends, while dog owners have 60.
When asked to reveal how many “best friends” they had, cat owners had an average of 12 – while canine lovers have 15 close friends.
The study also found dog owners are forced to shell out more money each month feeding their pet and keeping them fit and healthy. The figures show cat fans spend £47 a month on their pet, while dog owners spend £60.
A spokesman for VetPlus, which carried out the research among 1,500 adults who have cats or dogs as pets, said: “The goal of the research was to understand the differences between dog and cat owners and what drives them to visit a vet.
“Looking at this research, this may well be because of the difference in lifestyle and relationships between the pet and the owner.”
Controversially the study suggests dog owners also appear to love their pets more, rating their affection at an average of 9.5 out of ten compared to cat owners who came out at an average of eight out of ten.
It also emerged those who have canine companions enjoy slightly more sex than their cat-loving counterparts, three times a week, to only twice for cat owners.
What a load of old canines.
(but a good excuse for a cute photo)