What do you leave for your pet while you’re away, Berkshires?

Here is an interesting question for you pet owners in Berkshire County. When you’re away for any length of time, whether you’re at work on a normal day or on a weekend mini-vacation, do you leave something for your four-legged friend?

For example, if you are going away for a night, do you leave all the lights on? Or maybe just the lights in certain areas of the house? What about television or radio? A little background noise so your pet doesn’t feel alone. If so, what do your pets prefer to watch and/or listen to?

Whenever my soul mate and I go somewhere, we always leave at least one of the televisions on for our handsome little guy, Prince. Now our handsome prince is a new addition to our household, so we’re still narrowing down his viewing preferences.

The Good People of Digital Marketing Agency Go fishing digital pointed me to an interesting survey by a pioneer in LED lighting Cree lighting regarding additional steps pet owners should take before leaving their pets alone in the home.

And you know what? You’d be surprised (or maybe not especially if you’re a pet owner yourself) what people to abandon before leaving their furry companions in the dark.

Cree Lighting surveyed over 1,100 US pet owners over the course of a week in March and found some pretty interesting things. For example, during the 5 hours (on average) that Americans are away from home each day, they tend to leave at least 2 lights on, as well as televisions and cooling instruments, whether fans or air conditioners, or both.

Another interesting statistic to come from the survey, among pet owners who leave the TV or radio on, more than a third think their pet actually watches TV while two-thirds think their pet listens and appreciate the music they leave.

One thing you immediately realize when reading the survey is that people (thank goodness!) to like their pets. More than half of survey respondents said their pets influenced their furniture purchases.

Additionally, more than two-thirds of pet owners said they would rather give up alcohol for a year before leaving their pets in the dark. And 32% would rather give up their smartphone for a year than leave their pets in the dark.

I think my favorite part of the survey came towards the end when we asked pet owners what they More precisely leave for their pets. Some answers were amusing, some surprising, and some just…weird.

The most common responses to what people left on TV for their pets were “Animal Planet” and things of that nature. Some of the other answers? “Gunsmoke”, “The Office”, “Three’s Company”, “Friends”, barnyard videos and “Sponge Bob Squarepants”.

The most common response to what people left on the radio for their pets was classical music. Others were “relaxing spa-like new age music,” “NPR, for vocals,” and “I asked Alexa to play the soundtrack for Hamilton.”

If you are a pet owner or heck, even just an animal lover, you really should check out the survey for yourself. You are in for an interesting read. Visit Cree Lighting website for the full survey and check it out!

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