This quicky from Anicom Animal Insurance looked at a cat’s effect on family life. This survey was released on the 29th of September 2012, which is apparently Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat) Day. 653 cat owners answered the survey between the 12th and 17th of September 2012. This seems like a good excuse for a beckoning kitty – click on the picture to read a bit more about Beckoning Cats!
When asked if they thought their pet cats were Maneki Neko, 82.%% said yes, 4.1% no, and 13.4% couldn’t say. When asked what exactly people thought their cats brought in, 76.9% said healing power, 71.5% happy times, 56.7% laughs, 28.5% family (eh?), 23.8% careful cleaning (perhaps they thought they copied with the hoover their cat’s careful grooming?) 14.2% health, 11.8% sound sleep, 11.7% good luck, 11.3% work, 9.4% friends, 8.2% hobbies, and 7.4% financial good fortune.