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?

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