Today in news that doesn’t shock us in the slightest, new research has shown one in five Aussie travellers miss their pets more than their kids when they go away on holidays.
Which we completely understand, seeing as we love our dog more than life itself.
The research, carried out by TrustedHousesitters, surveyed the quirky habits of 1,000 Aussies when separated from their fur babies.
One-third admitted to frequently scrolling through photos and videos on their phones, and one-tenth said they video call their pets to ease separation anxiety.
One-tenth even admitted to crying while on holiday because they missed their pets so much.
And then there’s the guilt factor. A whopping 50 per cent of those surveyed said they feel guilty when they leave their fur babies behind to go on a trip, and another 50 per cent said they worry their pet will miss them with one-third expressing concerns their pet isn’t getting enough love and attention when they go away.
Perhaps the most extreme finding from the study was that one in ten Aussies have admitted to missing out on weddings to stay home with their pets and six per cent have passed on dates.