Sunday, September 7, 2008

Labrador or Lover: Who Would You Rather Be Stranded On an Island With?

Reuters reported on Friday that of 1,105 Americans polled, two-thirds would rather be stuck on an island with their pet than their partner. That's a little under 800 people!

So, with this statistic in mind I decided to weigh the pros and cons of bringing a pooch over a passion to see which side I'm on.

- With the exception of a bark or growl here and there, there'll be NO arguing. What you says goes!
- Good cuddle partner (minus the fur) without the snoring 
- Loyal to his dying day. Sure, that'll be sooner than later, but let's ignore that for now.
- They eat less. You're stranded on a desert island. The more food for you the better.

- No conversation. We all remember how Tom Hanks lost it when "Wilson" floats off in "Cast Away." Do you really want to be pining for a piece of sports equipment?
- A cat or dog will be much less help than a human in building a ship to get off of the island which, let's face it, is the ultimate goal
- Fido can't rub sunblock on your back and ya don't want to burn
- A pet can't take care of you. What if you're sick, tired, or just don't feel like going through the whole rigmarole of making dinner? 

Personally I'd be way happier with my partner around but what about you?


Gregory said...


Breadwig said...

Can I have one island with my wife and one island with my dogs? I could commute between them.

daisy darling said...


Katherine said...

Parter. Though I'd miss my pup!

Sara Latta said...

Partner. Because he can cuddle just as well as my dog, as well as other things best not mentioned on a family blog.

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