All pet owners love their animals, but cat people really are a breed of their own, and now there’s a survey that proves it. Mars Petcare U.S. commissioned OnePoll to do a survey of 1,000 cat owners and it reveals just how much they’re into their feline friends.
According to the survey, the average cat owner “likes” 398 cat-related posts and looks at 725 cat photos and videos a year. They also like to snap photos of their own pets, 47% say they do it often and that it takes an average of three times to get the purr-fect shot, which adds up to a whole lot of time spent being a cat photographer.
And on the homefront, the survey finds that the average cat owner owns 13-cat-related items, which includes the 44% who have a framed picture of their cat, 43% who own a cat stuffed animal and 38% who own a cat calendar. But the bonding is an important part of cat ownership as well, with 60% of these cat owners saying their cat has helped them feel less lonely and 54% say their cat has been a kind of support system for them during stressful times.
Those who’ve never had the pleasure of owning a cat may be surprised to find that 54% of cat owners say they’ve successfully trained their cats. Some cat people say they even teach their pets to wear a harness and walk on a leash. But cats tend to like to do their own thing, so good luck with that.