As someone with two cats that frequently decide to chase each other through my legs while I'm trying to walk up or down the stairs, I don't think this figure is exaggerated:
People are always falling for their pets. Apparently, some are falling over them, too.
About 86,000 injuries each year occur when good people go klutzy around their animals and end up in emergency rooms. Most stumble over their cats and dogs. Others get pushed or pulled by a dog on a walk -- or are doing the chasing themselves. Some pet owners are tripped up by food bowls and pet toys.
If they were dogs, I'd think they were just being the goofy, clumsy beasts they are. But cats now; I suspect a plot. They know they have nine liv