What dominates your phone’s picture storage? Your significant other or your dog?
Come on; you know which one is cuter!
The days of carrying photos of children in a wallet have been replaced with our never-ending obsession with taking pictures of our favorite pooch.
Pet parents require lots of data storage from their smartphones. Not for games or downloading movies, but for all of the photos and videos they shoot of their adorable four-legged companions.
A 2017 study by Rover.com, a site to connect dog owners with dog sitters and walkers, revealed that 65 percent of dog owners admit to taking more photos of their dog than their significant other. Only 65 percent?
Why do we love taking so many pictures of our dogs versus our significant others?
- Dogs don’t care about hair, make-up, clothing, lighting, or looking silly.
- Our dogs never get mad when we post and share their pictures on social media.
Twenty-nine percent of dog owners post more pictures of their dog or dogs on social media than their friends, family, or themselves.
Let’s face it, who looks cuter sleeping? A disheveled human or a sweet, innocent puppy?
Rover.com’s study also discovered the “crazy dog mom, crazy dog dad,” exists.
- Over fifty percent of dog owners polled would seriously consider ending a relationship if their dog didn’t like the person they were seeing.
- Over fifty percent of dog owners polled find it harder to be away from their dog for a week than a partner or significant other.
- Over twenty-five, percent of dog owners polled admitted to making up songs they sing to Fido.
- Ninety-four percent of dog owners polled consider their dog or dogs members of the family.
- Fifty-six percent of dog owners polled greet their dog or dogs first when they arrive home before acknowledging the rest of the family.
If you can relate to any (or all) of the above statistics, rest assured you’re not alone. For those people who think you love your dog too much, there’s no such thing.