If you have a pet who’s anything like my cat, She-Ra, you’ll know their capacity for mischief all too well. She steals my socks, nudges drinks from tables and even attacked Xander as we sang happy birthday to him! I was happy to learn, however, that she is far from the worst perpetrator out there thanks to a study of 2,000 UK pet owners.
One dog tunnelled through kitchen floorboards and spent two days under the house, while a cat owner returned home to find that her moggies had flicked a tap on and were sat marooned on top of the washing machine in a flooded kitchen! Elsewhere, a university student genuinely did have her homework eaten by her canine companion.
The survey was commissioned by the Panasonic Smart Home monitoring system, which I already use to keep an eye on She-Ra while I’m out.
The shenanigans pets get up to are, of course, easily outweighed by the happiness they bring us and the survey reflects that in terms of what we spend on them. 77% of us confess to completely spoiling our four-legged friends with 49% spending between £50 and £250 a year on additional luxuries for them. This may seem a lot, but a whopping 79% treat them as members of the family.
With this in mind, Panasonic is encouraging owners to show how Very Important their pets are, by sharing photos on social media using the #MyVIP hashtag for the chance to win the ultimate pet (and owner) pampering weekend.
Participants must post a photo or video of up to 30 seconds of them with their VIP to @PanasonicUK on Twitter or comment on the #MyVIP Competition post on the Panasonic UK Facebook page. The hashtag must be used for every entry.
By entering the Panasonic My VIP competition, you could win:
- Luxury hotel stay at a Red Carnation Hotel
- A spa experience for the winner and their pet
- A professional photo shoot for the winner and their pet courtesy of Red Letter Days
- Panasonic Smart Home Monitoring Twin Camera Kit
- VIP Hamper of personalised treats for the winner and their pet
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.