In holiday cutbacks, pets fare better than husbands:
A survey on holiday shopping plans released this week by Consumer Reports found that among folks considering trimming their holiday spending this year, women were more likely to cut back on giving to their spouse than to the family pet. Twenty-two percent of women who expected to reduce holiday spending said they’d be spending less on their spouses. That compares with 14 percent planning to trim the fat on Fido’s bones. Men, on the other hand, were more even-handed; about the same percentage were willing to cut back on their significant other (17 percent) as on their pet (19 percent).
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