Nearly Half of Americans Think Their Pets Are Psychic
Sure, we've been known to post videos and pictures of cute animals in order to pep up your day or even our own. But today it's all come full circle, and now the pets are actually saving our asses. According to a recent AP- Petside.com poll, 43% of American pet owners believe their pets have a sixth sense that is particularly in tune during times of trouble.
When Jeanette Zinno and her boyfriend left a pot on the stove unattended, Zinno's Miniature Pinscher (Rocki) came to the rescue -- scurrying into the room a-la-Salt -- then proceeding to bark and alert the two owners of the impending fire in the next room. This account, among others, was tallied in the poll by Petside that focused on whether or not pet owners believed their pets to have a sixth sense.
In addition to the original statistic (43% of American pet owners believe their pet to be psychic, especially when their owner might be in trouble), 64% of those polled believe their pets to hide in a safe place when foretelling an impending danger (i.e. earthquakes, fires, seizures -- yes, seizures -- etc.). 56% reported their pets cried, 52% stated their pets became hyperactive, and 36% found that their pets barked or meowed persistently -- all, of course, warnings to the owner that doom was to follow.
But it's not just dogs or cats that have been taken into consideration for this particular poll. A grand total of 36% of those polled believe their fish to be psychic, while 45% believe another type of pet to be adept with mind-reading and other tell-tale signs of having a sixth sense. This time, even Nemo triumphs.
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Of course, maybe the pet is just reading your body language and responding to what you do in a time of crisis? Nah. Clearly, they're psychic.
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