Dog People vs. Cat People

from Reader’s Digest December 2011 / January 2012

 
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Hunch.com recently polled more than 200,000 pet owners to find out if they were dog people or cat people. The site then crossed those responses with lifestyle surveys and arrived at the following conclusions. Anything sound familiar?

Dog people:
15% more likely to be extroverts
Cat people: 11% more likely to be introverts
 
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Dog people: 36% more likely to use a pop song as a ringtone
Cat people: 14% more likely to cling to friends at a party
 
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Dog people: 67% more likely to call animal control if they happen upon stray kittens
Cat people: 21% more likely to try to rescue stray kittens
 
Dog People vs. Cat People
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Dog people: 11% more likely to say they’d support cloning, but only for animals or pets
Cat people: 17% more likely to have completed a graduate degree
 
Dog People vs. Cat People
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Dog people: 18% more likely to consider Paul McCartney their favorite Beatle
Cat people: 25% more likely to consider George Harrison their favorite Beatle
 
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Dog people: 9% more likely to think of zoos as happy place
Cat people: 10% more likely to send messages on Twitter
 
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Dog people: 30% more likely to enjoy slapstick humor and impressions
Cat people: 21% more likely to enjoy ironic humor and puns
 
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Both dog and cat people:
– Talk to animals of all kinds
– Are equally likely to have a four-year degree
– Dislike animal-print clothing
 
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Charlie Bear is all for dogs (of course)…but B.J. has to admit she’s on both sides of the doggie/kitty fence. Hooray for ALL pet lovers everywhere! 
Dog People vs. Cat People – Interesting!

8 thoughts on “Dog People vs. Cat People – Interesting!

  • November 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm
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    Yep, I love ’em both. How can you choose? They each have the most endearing qualities and the most maddening and fit together perfectly, even if they would never admit it! Thanks for the fun, Charlie Bear–BJ, too. 🙂
    Jean

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    • November 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm
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      Jean,
      It’s true…we dogs have many endearing qualities. According to me, a dog, cats don’t have so much. But hey, that’s just me. Mom Peep is glad you like them both and says that’s why you two are such good friends.
      Wiggles & woofs,
      Charlie Bear

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    • November 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm
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      Julie and Clyde,
      Clyde — you’re a dog, so you’re a dog lover. Julie — I’d peg you as a dog person too. But I could be wrong.
      Hugs & wiggles,
      B.J. & Charlie Bear

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  • November 18, 2011 at 11:03 am
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    I love both – cannot imagine life without at least one of each – 2 of each is better – discovered the hard way that 3 is too many!

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    • November 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm
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      Linda,
      I love both as well, and I’m also with you that more than 1 is better. Have a super weekend,
      B.J. & Charlie Bear

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  • November 18, 2011 at 9:17 am
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    I must be a multiple personality. I fall in the cat people category almost all the way through, but LOVE doggies.

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    • November 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm
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      Niki,
      Same as me!
      And I love doggies too!
      Have a great weekend,
      B.J. & Charlie Bear

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