A recent study says that having a pet can improve your social life almost as much as social media,
According to new research from Mintel, 47% of pet owners believe owning a pet is better for your social life than social networking sites.
Actually if you look at the 47% number, does that mean 53% say Facebook is better than Fido or Fluffy? The report I read doesn’t give those details.
But as a person who lives both on and offline, and they have become intertwined, it’s hard to separate the two sometimes.
But we need to achieve a healthy balance.
We have a cat who exhibits very catlike behavior. He loves to be outside and yet he is also a people person, on his own terms.
Last night my wife encouraged me to go spend so time with the cat, as he seemed lonely. So I set the lap top down, went outside, found him lounging in the driveway scooped him up and gave him some human attention.
It creates a calming effect both for him and me.
If you are also a pet owner, I’m sure you know what I mean if you take time to spend with your animal.
And this act of caring for an animal will make you a better rounded person which in turn makes you more attractive and appealing socially.
Unless you step over the edge and become a crazy cat lady.