While BlogPaws is in full swing (a recap of the awesomeness will come next week!) I wanted to pass along this adorable press release I received. It’s funny because it’s out of the UK about women with their tiny dogs… but I think it can apply to women and their any-sized dogs anywhere! Enjoy!
Move over darling – men lose prime spot on the sofa
It’s a dog’s life for men as ‘best friend’ consigns them to the doghouse
An Englishman’s home has gone from being a castle, to a kennel as small dogs rule the roost in British homes. Men are being sidelined as small dogs take the number one spot in women’s’ affections finds new report, It’s a dog’s life.
Commissioned by Butcher’s Choice to celebrate the launch of Alutray singles specially formulated for small dogs, the research by YouGov explores the role small dogs play in women’s lives. It reveals that women are turning to their four-legged friends for emotional support with one in three cuddling their pet to cheer themselves up instead of talking to their partner.
And with the football season just around the corner, men face being kicked off the sofa in favour of a furry substitute. One in three women say they would rather watch TV with their small dog than partner.
Even the prime spot on the mantelpiece is dominated by four-legged family members. A quarter of women say a picture of their small dog now sits in spots formerly held by family photos.
Small dogs command the lion’s share of women’s budget for gifts too. A quarter of women confess to spending more on treating their small dogs than themselves.
With nearly one in three women also admitting they base their social life around their small dogs, clearly a dog’s life has got more going for it than originally thought.
Caroline La Niece, Brand Manager for Butcher’s Choice says: “It’s a dog’s life proves what some husbands already suspect – that they are no longer top dog. Clearly dogs are no longer just man’s best friend. There is a strong emotional bond between women and their small dogs, and doting dog owners need to know they are feeding them food that will keep them happy and healthy without being spoiled. It doesn’t matter how much you love your dog as long as you’re feeding it nutritious, wholesome food -so move over men!”
About Butcher’s Choice
Butcher’s Choice, specially formulated for small dogs, is launching four new 150g Alutray singles: Fresh Beef, Fresh Chicken, Fresh Lamb, Kidney and Peas and Fresh Chicken, Ham and Vegetables.
Butcher’s Choice offers all the natural nutrition you expect from Butcher’s products. With no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives and no cereal or soya, you can be sure your dog is getting only natural goodness. Butcher’s Choice recipes are made with fresh meat and fresh vegetables, providing your dog with all the essential nutrients they need. Butcher’s Choice is easily digestible and comes in handy single serve meal sizes. It’s even suitable for dogs with gluten intolerance and, of course, tastes great.