It’s National Pet Day. What’s the Most Popular Pet?
When I hear that I just hear National Dog Day. Mostly because that is the kind of pet that I have, but of course it does mean any sort of pet. From fish to snake to... tarantulas. Yuck on those last two. Eww.
But get this- the most popular pets are of course dogs and cats. But tarantulas came in 10th. I would think that almost anything else would come before that, but a snake was more popular??? GROSS!!! Snakes even were more popular than a lizard including geckos, which I think are kind of cute as far as lizards go, and guinea pigs. WHAT? Some people would actually rather have a snake or a spider than a guinea pig?? Really??
I understand that everyone has a pet for one reason or another, but I want a pet that seems like a companion. It can sit next to you without thinking about you as food, it can snuggle up to you, take it for a walk, things like that. Why have a pet that needs to stay in a cage, pen, glass container, etc. Or one that you should feed other live animals to??? Or even the frozen ones. So gross. I was mortified the day I found out that some pet stores keep frozen mice for snake food. Yuck, yuck and yuck. *I may or may not have just thrown up a bit in my mouth*.
Anyhoo, to each their own and whatever pet you have, happy National Pet Day!