Celebrating National Cat Day With Some Cat Facts (Audio)
It's National Cat Day, and a new survey found the average cat owner spends over 1,000 hours a year on their cats including the time they spend feeding, petting, cuddling, and cleaning up after them. The average is 19 hours and 32 minutes a week or 1,016 hours a year.
Here are some cat factoids for you cat lovers.
84% of cat owners treat their cats like part of the family.
66% say that in general, they'd rather spend time with their cat than their friends.
Over 75% say talking to their cat is like a form of therapy.
The top qualities we love about our cats are their loyalty . . . playfulness . . . and how mild-mannered they are.
51% of cat owners rescued at least one of their cats. The top places we get rescues from are animal shelters, friends, and cat rescue organizations.
The top cat-themed items we own are clothes . . . framed photos of our cat . . . cat calendars . . . cat cell phone cases . . . and sheets or blankets with cats on them.
65% of cat owners have traveled with their cat. Moving and driving them to your new home must have counted. Because who vacations with their cat?