source：discover shaanxi editor：马一旭
"still young, with both cat and dog" might be the dream of many young people today, but they are often limited in energy and financial resources at this stage, ending up choosing one of them, or just petting these cute ones online. whether to have a cat or a dog, this is a problem. for people living in a metropolis, they may prefer to have a cat. a survey shows that, in china, cats have overtaken dogs as the favorite pets of urban residents.
a new report released tuesday by pethadoop, a platform specializing in china’s pet industry, said cats accounted for 59.5% of all the pets among the 30,000 respondents surveyed for the research. as of last year, there were some 58 million pet cats in china’s urban households, compared with some 54 million pet dogs.
cats have also turned into a social phenomenon in china and elsewhere, with the felines becoming the subject of viral memes and videos. many cat lovers online also identify themselves as “cat slaves” and “cat sniffers,” publicly professing their pet preference.
researchers attribute the fast growth of cat pets to the lifestyle in chinese cities, with some experts also suggesting the feline’s popularity with the young generation’s pursuit of individuality.
“our research shows that the majority of the pet owners are people born after 1990 and 1995,” he said. “young people are looking for freedom and spontaneity in their lives, and the habits of cats are more suited to their needs.”
residents in xi'an who just experienced a long stay-in-home period have all the stories to tell, after spending so much close time with the meowers and woofers. it seems that they had many sweet burdens.
january 25, xi'an, shaanxi province, ms. liu returned home after 21 days of quarantine. during this period, her dog was home alone, bored, so it began to frantically demolish the home. ms. liu watched all the detailed scenes through the camera. though almost getting crazy, she felt that as long as the dog was healthy, it was fine. however, when she returned home, ms. liu was still shocked by the sight in front of her: the house was a mess with no spot to step upon, the sofa and bed were demolished, and every pair of her high heels were covered with tooth marks ......
video source: youth video
this scene may look horrible, but it could be a special way for dogs to vent their feelings and emotions to their masters. they are animals living on intimacy. while humans acquire comforts from them, they also need timely care vice versa.
if you had the opportunity to own a pet, would you choose a cat or a dog? no matter which kind of "furball" you choose, please remember to treat it with care and never abandon it.
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