The May 2010 Men's Health magazine (gratuitous cover shot above) has a shwack of trivia about men and their pets. Some highlights with my much-needed commentary...
1- 78% of men currently own a pet... good stuff
2- most likely pet is a dog, though 1 in 19 own a reptile... ick
3- average dog costs its owner $717 per year... clearly no Pampered Puppy daycare there
4- 19% of men dress up their pet for Halloween or Christmas... Alfie has been Superdog and a really cute pumpkin
5- 72% of men would risk their life to save their pet... yep, sure would
6- 20% of men have used their pet to pick up women... hand over heart, I have never ever done that
7- IQ equivalent of the average mutt is a 2-year-old child... yep, on a good day... he sure is cute though
8- 46% of guys who've been interrupted during sex by a nosy pet... no comment, and yep, make that nosy PETS
9- the average dog can understand 165 words... okaaaay...
10- 7% of pet owners have made provisions for their pets in their wills... tried to, the douchebag lawyer said no...
According to Men's Health, dogs have been keeping man company for 31,700 years... and yep Alfie is the cutest!