Americans Spent $55.7 Billion On Pets Last Year

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Deadline For Prior User To Remove Clothes From Dryer Extended 5 Minutes

JOHNSON CITY, TN—Upon finding the machine in her apartment building’s laundry room completely untouched since she last stopped by, exasperated local woman Sandra Hermus reportedly mounted all her magnanimity Monday and extended the deadline for the previous user to remove their clothing from the dryer by five minutes.

Americans Spent $55.7 Billion On Pets Last Year

According to a new report, U.S. consumer spending on pet food, pet toys, grooming, and other pet-related expenses reached a record $55.7 billion last year, which researchers attribute in part to Americans’ increasing desire to pamper their pets. What do you think?

  • “What does this say about our priorities in this country? That we’re super-compassionate?”

    Sam Dodd
    Insurance Agent
  • “We Americans love our pets, cars, food, electronics, sex, and clothes.”

    Elliott Perlich
    Fuel Hose Inspector
  • “That’s a ridiculous amount to spend on a pet. Unless, of course, they’re a very, very good boy.”

    Leigh Allman
    Emergency Dispatcher