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Andrea Felsted

What's a Better Bet, Bitcoin or a Cockapoo?

We’ve spent a lot on pets during the pandemic. Let’s look at what we’ve gotten in return.

Who’s a good investment? 

Who’s a good investment? 

Photographer: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images North America

Cryptocurrencies aren’t the only assets to have seen their value driven up recently by hordes of eager buyers. It’s the same for cockapoos.

Bitcoin has risen about 170% so far this year. In the U.K., a Yorkshire terrier is up by about the same amount. I'd argue that it’s a price worth paying (for a dog, not a punt on crypto), given the returns for your mental well-being.