By: Betty Chu
NEW YORK - America has spoken, or more appropriately, barked out, its preference loud and strong:
By quite a large margin, dogs are America’s favorite pet!
Although considered a slight favorite when balloting began earlier this year, canines were thought to be beatable in categories like “athletic” and “cutest” by many of the leading pet pundits.
But that never happened.
Far from vulnerable in this area, dogs actually captured 65 percent of the Most Athletic category. Election analysts point to the speed and spryness of greyhounds, collies and boxers as far surpassing the “always land on their feet” reputation of felines, which even the most ardent catvocates now deny.