There are over 42 million cat owners in the United States. Almost 45% of South Dakotans own at least one cat. American's spent almost $99 billion on pets and pet-related items last year. Cats and Dogs are big business.

We shouldn't be surprised by any new pet-focused thing that hits the market. How about a table with a hole cut in the middle so your cat can poke its head through and watch you eat your supper?

michaelscat2 via Twitter

An online Japanese named Dinos is marketing a $1500 table with a little round shelf installed under the table with a hole cut in the center of the tabletop so your cat can climb up, stuff its head through the hole, and watch you eat your meals.

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The cat's head basically becomes the centerpiece of the kitchen table. There is also a hunk of wood that you can place back in the hole to keep the kitty out.

The table appears to come in two colors, natural wood, and black. South Dakota ranks 4th in this list of Top Cat-Owning States.

So don't be surprised if you are breaking bread at a friend's house and a Fur Pig pops it puss up in the middle of your table and stares you down.

Top 10 Cat Owning States

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. Oregon
  4. South Dakota
  5. Washington
  6. West Virginia
  7. Kentucky
  8. Idaho
  9. Indiana
  10. New Hampshire

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