Though the cats versus dogs debate has been waged for centuries, scientists in the UK suggest that your choice in pet may indicate a lot about who you are as a person.
A study, which was conducted at Bristol University and published in the Veterinary Record, revealed that 47 percent of households with a cat had a resident with a college education, while only 38 percent of homes with dogs had a degree holder.
Jane Murray, who led the study, suggested that the disparity could be a result of the fact that those who have a college diploma are more likely to work long hours.
So why do academics prefer feline friends? "It is unlikely to be related to household income. . . but it could be related to household members with longer working hours having less time available to care for a dog," said Muray.
In addition, the information collected found that women under the age of 65 were most likely to own a pet, while dogs are more commonly owned by those who live in rural areas or have access to a garden.
If you decide to adopt a pet from a local animal rescue
shelter, consider the time and space that you have to offer a furry friend before taking the cat or dog of your choice home.