Pets over partner?

The other day NBC’s “Today” asked the question: “Who would you choose: your sweetheart or your pet?”

And even me, a die-hard pet owner, was surprised by the results of the online poll.

An whopping 84.5 percent of respondents — and there were hundreds! — said they would pick their pets over their mates.

Here were some of the comments:

Pets give you unconditional love and will be there until death, but the minute you’re of no use to people or start looking ugly, you’re SOL!

Men have come and gone, but my bulldogs are here to stay! They are ALWAYS loyal and give unconditional love!

I recently had a ‘sweetheart’ who ‘encouraged’ me to give up my collie. I kept the one who offered unconditional love.

I have to admit, it’s a tough question. I would question the intentions of any guy who asked me to choose between him and my pooches. (It’s not like my dogs would do that.)

It’s like anything else when it comes to relationships: things have to fit. And for some, that may mean a life with dogs (or cats or rats or whatever). We shouldn’t have to sacrifice so much in our lives to be with anyone.

At least that’s what I think.

Anyone else got an opinion? Anyone had to make this decision?


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