Skip to comments.Dog People vs. Cat People: What Pet Preference Says About You
Posted on 03/10/2012 5:18:38 AM PST by Zakeet
Ask anyone on the street whether they're a cat or a dog person, and chances are, they've got a quick answer. Like the choice between Coke or Pepsi, or chocolate or vanilla, how you respond to cats versus dogs could say a lot about you.
"Dog people are a little more outgoing," a dog owner at the Westminster Dog Show told ABC News. "Cat people are a little more aloof, because that's just how cats are."
Karen Hessel, the proud "mama" to 3-year-old Ripley, a golden retriever, said, "They say that cats are very intelligent but I haven't seen that yet in a cat, but I know my dog is brilliant."
Over at the Black Diamond Cat Show in Kimberton, Pa., cat owners were telling a different story, saying intelligence is the key difference between dog and cat owners. Cat people, they say, are simply smarter.
A major study at the University of Texas shows that there really is a difference between "dog people" and "cat people."
Those who define themselves as "dog people" are more extroverted, more agreeable and more conscientious than self-described "cat people." Those who love felines, though, were found to be less traditional, more creative and more neurotic.
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Obozo likes dogs because they help him project a certain image
He doesn’t like dogs. It was just PR. I don’t know what he likes. Golf, I guess.
I must be very confused then because I have dog’s and cats, love them all. Gus my lab and Woodrow my cat are best buddies. They all hate Maggie the Jack Russel.
and his name is Bubba, some black Lab lookin' Heinze 57.
I may be even more confused, I have a cat that thinks he’s a dog and a dog that thinks she’s a cat. Maybe it all balances out and I’m completely normal?
The “bi-petual” classification in the article cracked me up! LOL
Cats. If you understand them, they are not boring...
I used to consider myself a dog person, but (over the years) I’ve had both.
Dogs are friendlier, more loyal, and better for guarding the home. But they are also needier, nosier and dirtier.
Cats are cleaner and quieter, but very independent—they will only pay attention to you when they damn well want to. And, yes, they are awesome at catching mice.
I currently have a dog, but feel guilty about it as I don’t (can’t) spend as much time with it as I should. As a result, I think its rather lonely.
my Mom had a jack russel... what an annoying creature.
>> My dog doesn ‘t stalk my goldfish,
My cat doesn’t engage in non-stop “serial barking at nothing” like my @#$%^&* neighbors’ dogs do.
Dogs bark-bark-barking antagonize my neurosis and interfere with my aloof introverted neurotic creativity. :-)
>> my Mom had a jack russel... what an annoying creature.
You got it! I’m not a psychopath (at least, my psychiatrist says I’m not *quite* there yet :-) ), but listening to a Jack Russell terrier barking in the distance will get me to devising clever but cruel forms of animal torture in my head...
What about people with birds and a dog?
Birds make excellent watchers, because they give different vocalizations depending on what they see. I can tell who is coming home by my birds who look out the window and start to great the different members of my family. They also comment on the wild life in my back yard, distinguishing between scary hawks and owls, and friendly deer and possums, etc.
The best calls are when it is something they have not seen before.
The dog doesn’t even wake up.
Bubba talks when he needs to ... no other time.
>> Bubba talks when he needs to ... no other time.
I *like* those kinds of dogs just fine.
It’s the ones that bark just because they can that drive me nuts.
Actually, I blame their owners. A lot of people with dogs are really inconsiderate about their damned animals barking. They must think people around them ENJOY the “sweet music” coming from their pwecious neglected mutts’ throats.
...rivaled only by those small yapping dogs who bare their teeth and throw themselves at the window glass when you walk by their owner's car in the parking lot. I always wondered what they would do if the glass disappeared while they were 'performing'...the dog HAS to know I could remove his head like a 40-watt bulb from a defective socket.
Lighten up, fang...not interested in your master's car, or anything in it.
Birds would make great pets...but they wouldn’t last in my house, unfortunately.
>> the dog HAS to know I could remove his head like a 40-watt bulb from a defective socket
Maybe it doesn’t know... keep in mind that that little 40-watt bulbhead doesn’t hold a whole lotta brains...
Your mom or the dog ?