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When Stranded On an Island, Pet Dogs Beat Humans For 'Favourite Companion' Honour

by Tanya Thomas on  November 3, 2009 at 9:40 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 When Stranded On an Island, Pet Dogs Beat Humans For 'Favourite Companion' Honour
A new study has found that most people would prefer being stranded on a desert island with their dog than a human.

The survey found that 56 percent of the 1000 pet lovers questioned online could not stay away from their pets.
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After the dogs, people chose their beloved but it only accounted for a mere 16 percent.

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Cats with 12 per cent and mothers with 11 per cent followed, reports The Courier Mail.

With 5 percent of the votes, human best friends ranked fifth in the list.

Dr Mark Perissinotto from VetShop Australia, which conducted the survey, said: "Although the people who did the survey were pet lovers, it surprised me that the number was as high as what it was for dogs.

"I guess when you're in a small, tight space, a dog is better company because they can't talk back and they're fun to be around."

He further added that dog-humans connection has a strong past.

He said: "They work with us herding sheep and cattle, help at scenes of crimes, rescue people after disasters, protect our orders, go to war with us and guide the blind."

Source: ANI
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