According to a survey held in April by the New Zealand Companion Animal Council (I’ve never heard of them, have you?) the country’s pet population is approx 5 million which is more than the human population of 4.4 million.
There are 1.4 million cats, a mere 700,000 dogs, 88,000 rabbits and 572,000 pet birds. I’ve got to be honest and tell you that in fact fish top the list at 1.678 million but I don’t think we should count live food as pets. Whoever heard of anyone cuddling a goldfish? Cats are definitely tops. Yippee!
The rest of you cats out there know what you should do. I’d help out by visiting the neighbour’s fish pond but there’s ice on the ground so I’ll wait until the weather improves. Not that the goldfish in that pond provide much sport – they just hide in the weeds hoping I shan’t see them and it is kit’s play to scoop them out.
And I love it when the neighbour complains……