Pets and happy hour. Feel-good things, both of ‘em, and lots of us love both. Like, a lot. But which do you spend more on: booze or the fur (or scaled or feathered) kid?
I’m afraid of the answer, mostly because I’m pretty sure I know what it is.
On average, Americans spent roughly $511 on their pets compared to $456 per year on alcohol, according to 2011 data from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Check out the story on CNN Money.
Until about a year ago, Gida (she of the acupuncture and the organic food) was fairly inexpensive. But I think my household still spends way more on booze (said the childless, 30-something, renting city dweller), in spite of that.
How does your household weigh in?
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