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Published:September 4th, 2008 22:08 EST
Would You Prefer The Company of Pet Or Lover In a Deserted Island?

Would You Prefer The Company of Pet Or Lover In a Deserted Island?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"More than two thirds of Americans would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet than with their partner, a poll showed."


The results should be taken with a grain of salt, because only pet owners were surveyed. But I can understand why some folks would prefer pets over human companionship.

The silver lining of being stranded on a desert island is the peace and tranquility it affords. It should come as no surprise that a person wouldn`t want his peace of mind disturbed by his nagging significant other.

A dog is grateful for whatever his master feeds him, he will never bark: Are we going have wild berries for lunch again?

A pet will be happy spending time alone with his owner, he won`t be complaining and constantly glancing at the horizon for a ship.

A dog or a cat will poop when the spirit moves him, and joyfully run back to his master. A significant other will come back from "doing his business" grumbling that the leaves she uses to cleanse herself are giving her bum a rash.

And finally spending too much time alone with each other may destroy a marriage, but it will only strengthen the bond between a person and his pet.