According to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll released, a third of pet-owning married women said their pets are better listeners than their husbands. Eighteen percent of pet-owning married men said their pets are better listeners than their wives.
When pets become the therapists, the dogs have it. Twenty-five percent of dog owners said their canines listened better than a spouse, while only 14 percent of cat owners chose the feline. Overall, about one in 10 pet owners said they would talk their troubles over with their pets.
The AP-Petside.com Poll was conducted April 7-12, 2010, and involved landline and cell phone interviews with 1,112 pet owners nationwide. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
I have no doubt that pets are likely to pick up on the general mood of the owner, even essence of a conversation without a single word exchange. However the lack of comprehension would still bug me.