Give your dog an extra treat or two, because it’s NATIONAL DOG DAY.  Here are a few quick stats from a recent survey about man’s best friend . . .

1.  86% of dog owners tell their dog “I love you” at least once a month.

2.  73% buy their dog at least one gift a month.

3.  68% sometimes let their dog sleep with them in bed.

4.  79% of women and 67% of men think that showing love toward a dog is attractive.

5.  39% of women and 23% of men with dogs would rather hang out at home with them than go on a date.

6.  86% of dog owners say their dog helps comfort them.

7.  65% say owning a dog makes them more loving.

8.  64% look forward to coming home because of their dog.

9.  And just under two-thirds say that having a dog teaches them to be more patient.

(National Today)