The Associated Press asks, if you had to choose between a sweetheart and a pet, which would you dump? An poll says 84 percent of current pet owners would keep the human. But a notable 14 percent would choose the pet. It makes sense that according to the poll, the unmarried are more apt to choose their pet over their mate -- 25% versus 8% married.Women are far more likely to say the choice would be a tough one -- 40% to men at 26%. Hopefully at our house, we'll never need to make that decision. We have four dogs, five cats and a bird, and while we love all our pets -- especially the new puppy! -- my wife and I do have our favorites, and if it came down to me or the new puppy, I think I might be the one in the doghouse!