Turns out there are more crazy dog people out there than you originally thought.
Last year, pet insurance provider Direct Line conducted a survey among 2,000 people in UK to gather data on just how far people go when it comes to lavishing their dogs with love and attention.
According to Daily Mail
, the research found that 56% of British dog owners plant kisses
on their pups and some even cook special meals
for them. 23% let their pups eat from the same plate as them. Owners also spent a whopping estimated £1 billion (1.4 billion in US dollars) on dog stuff, like booties for their paws, in 2015.
If you've ever decided not to go on vacation or stay close to home
, you've got company. 18% of people surveyed reported staying in UK when on holiday to avoid having to leave their pups with strangers. Prit Powar from Direct Line told Daily Mail that "Brits really are a nation of dog lovers, choosing to spend their hard-earned cash on making their beloved pooches comfortable."
One thing's for sure --- dog people are crazy about their pups, and if you've ever had the luck of sharing your life with a dog, it's not hard to understand why.
h/t Daily Mail