THE Fauves were really onto something when they wrote the tune Dogs are the Best People – especially when it comes to watching Netflix.
An astonishing 59 per cent of people said their pet was the best partner to binge watch a show on Netflix with, while more than 70 per cent admitted to having watched the streaming service with their pets.
Netflix released the data on Tuesday morning, the day before World Pet Day.
Now, speaking from a personal perspective, my dear old dog – resting in the big dog park in the sky – always found the antics of Don Draper or Tony Soprano rather dreary.
Dare I say it, she may have slept through more hours of TV than any canine in history.
But people love to watch the telly with their pets, if this Netflix data is anything to go by.
Nearly half of those people surveyed have had to move position because their pet had commandeered pole position in front of the box.
Nearly 40 per cent of respondents said they like to watch Netflix with a pet because they’re the best cuddlers while – and here’s the kicker – 27 per cent watched Netflix with their pet because they didn’t judge their taste in TV.
So there it is – your dog or cat is less likely to get up in your grill about how preposterous House of Cards is getting, or how Orange is the New Black has lost its way, or why Jessica Jones is trying to alienate everyone close to her.
I think there’s something in that for all of us.