By Jackie Loohauis-Bennett of the Journal Sentinel
According to a new American Kennel Club New Year’s survey, dog owners don’t lust after Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt as much as the rest of the population. When asked who they wished they could kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve, results showed that dog owners choose kissing their spouse (43%) by a dog hair with their pooch coming in a close second with 40% of the vote.
Yep, dog folks have their priorities right. And there was more info about New Year’s resolutions from the survey:
* Nearly 75% of respondents intend on incorporating their dog into their 2011 fitness goals.
* Other respondents mentioned more unique resolutions such as “stop making the dog wear those silly hats for New Year’s,” while another promised to make all “Tuesdays ‘trim toenails’ day.”
* Though most respondents simply resolved to walk with their dogs for exercise, many noted they intend to get more exercise by heading to the dog park or going on a hike. Owners also did not forget about their dog’s diet or accidental overfeeding. One respondent hoped to slim down her pup by “picking up the cat food between feedings, so her dog would not be able to sneak it.”
* 85% of dog owners have more faith in themselves and their dog than their spouses when it comes to losing weight in 2011. Only 15% of respondents believed their spouses would beat them and the dog in the battle of the bulge.