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If Forced To Choose, Some Would Stick With Pets Before Spouses

Me? Or her?
Me? Or her?

When confronted with an "it's me or the dog" ultimatum, it looks like about 1 in 7 Americans would go with Fido.

At least that's what a national survey done for the Associated Press and indicates.

When asked "just hypothetically, if you had to choose between a spouse or significant other, and your pet, which do you think you would choose?" of the 1,000 people surveyed:

— 84 percent said they would stick with their spouse or significant other.

— 14 percent chose the pet.

— 1 percent said they didn't know.

— 1 percent wouldn't answer (perhaps someone was listening?).

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