It's National Cat Day today, and a new survey found the average cat owner spends over 1,000 hours a year on their cats including time they spend feeding, petting, cuddling, and cleaning up after them.

The average is 19 hours and 32 minutes a week or 1,016 hours a year. Here are seven more new stats for National Cat Day:

  1. 84% of cat owners treat their cats like part of the family.
  2. 66% say that in general, they'd rather spend time with their cat than their friends.
  3. Over 75% say talking to their cat is like a form of therapy.
  4. The top qualities we love about our cats are their loyalty . . . playfulness . . . and how mild mannered they are.
  5. 51% of cat owners rescued at least one of their cats. The top places we get rescues from are animal shelters, friends, and cat-rescue organizations.
  6. The top cat-themed items we own are clothes, framed photos of our cat, cat calendars, cat cell phone cases, and sheets or blankets with cats on them.
  7. 65% of cat owners have traveled with their cat. Moving and driving them to your new home must have counted. Because who vacations with their cat?

Read more at the NY Post.

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