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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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A recent issue of Delta's Sky Magazine has a feature on America's Fascination with Pets. It is a very nice article. 
Some highlights are listed  with my comments italicized.

  • 58% of pet owners visit their veterinarian more of ten then they visit their own physicians. Guilty as charged.
  • 78% owners talk to their pets -- in a voice different than their normal voice, 62% celebrate the pet's birthday. Guilty as charged,
  • 28% owners have toothbrush for their dog. Of course, how else can you clean her teeth (so you can kiss her/kissed by her)?
  • 33% owners talk to their dogs via telephone or leave messages. I haven't left messages, but we do talk to TinTin on phone. TinTin does the same thing my grandma did when she was first introduced to the telephone -- turn her face towards the telephone to make eye contact. It is really funny.
  • 58% of dog owners have taken a day off to care for a pet. Well, TinTin is still a puppy and so far hasn't gotten that sick yet.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Last Modified: 1/19/2005 11:10:59 PM

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