Skip to comments.Dogs Vs. Cats: Which Makes the Best Pet?
Posted on 01/18/2014 8:29:05 AM PST by Perdogg
It's an old question, and to some a first-date necessity: Are you a dog person or a cat person? In their respective roles as both work animals and pets (and sometimes even gods), dogs and cats have lived alongside humans for thousands of years. Meanwhile, the persistent dogs versus cats comparison has been running a parallel course.
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Jake Tapper of CNN prefers cats.
Rush is cat lover.
Cats are cleaner and you can leave for 24 hours
Citizens of the U.S. according to the present administration
My cat is as affectionate as a dog, but I don’t have to walk her. I have the best of both worlds.
I’m sitting here looking at our cat. It’s gotta be a dog.
Cats tend to soil the neighbors' yards. Of course, there are solutions for that.
My wife and I have 3 dogs, and Akita, Blue Heeler, and a Siberian Husky (mine), plus 5 cats. Cats are sneaky,both hog the bed. Great companions though.
If want to go hunting with them, or if you need a cheap and effective alarm system, or want to play some sort of active game outside with them that involves running or long distances then dogs are the better choice.
If you want a companion you can easily carry to cuddle on the couch with or to play small games with inside, or need a cheap mouse trap, and don't like being slobbered on or having you or your guests crotches attacked then a cat is a better choice.
This is the difference between cats and dogs.
Cats and dogs are both nice but I have to say I like dogs better. Cats are easier because you can go off and leave them with plenty of food and water and a clean litter box for several days. Dogs need more attention, but then cats never warned me that my door bell was fixing to ring or that the mail had been delivered. I am going to have to go with dogs after considering everything. Dogs are worth spending the time to take care of.
In the immortal words of Bubbles, “ kitties are so nice”
If a person wants something useful, definitely coonhounds:)
If a person wants a liability that’s likely to attempt to kill them while they sleep, get a cat :P
I've always owned dogs. Before my Jake (English Springer) died in 2007, we obtained a stray cat. Or, he obtained us. In the last year and a half of Jake's life (17 yrs) he was blind. The short haired domestic (named him Tiger, because he looks like a tiger), literally took care of Jake (guide cat if you will). It was odd when Jake died, Tiger looked for him for a few days (got something in my eye)...
Anyway, one year later we obtained another stray, a calico. Named her Lady. From the moment we obtained the cats we started training them. Both cats are well behaved, and answer commands (come, stay, up, down, and no).
Now, we love the cats as much as Jake.
Jake, we will see you across Rainbow Bridge one day...(got something in my eye).
But a cat won't deter burglars or home invaders like a dog will. Criminals often knock or ring the bell to see if anybody's home. If they hear a dog's loud barking and scratching against the door, most will move on.
I love cats but have had dogs. I have had incredible love from both.
But cats are so cute;)
I have had both several times over but my preference is definitely dogs.
Dogs can also be personal body guards and home security systems too. Try that with a cat... ( unless you have a cougar for a pet ).
Dogs can travel with you in a vehicle, in most cases, easier than a cat.
Dogs can be trained to do incredibly more tasks than cats ( in fact, I never had a cat that could do much of anything useful other than be a cat). Try training your cat to run out and grab the newspaper from the yard when it’s freezing cold out ! LOL. !! Or just get the paper at all !! You gotta love dogs.
I like dogs and cats that think they are dogs.
wow. It is so nice that animals are so considerate of other animals. I am sure God is lucky to have beautiful dog now.
My brothers dog hid under the bed when a guy crashed through the back door and she stayed there for so long they were afraid she had gotten out and run away.
My next door neighbors have 2 English Mastiffs and the burglars came in anyway and robbed the master bed room after shutting the hall door.
I am still counting on my 4 dogs and my BEWARE OF DOG signs to make the burglars go somewhere else.
I am a cat person. I just saw this earlier:
Science proves it: Cats are stupid jerks
My cat, Mr. Crackerjacks, loves to go on car rides. I’ll say “byes-byes” and he’ll jump up on my shoulder. I walk out to the car, open the door, and he jumps right in. He’ll then look out the passenger side window, like a dog. When we get home, I get out and he’ll jump right back on my shoulder for the ride back inside the house. We’re inseparable, and it’s like having a dog AND a cat!
This is going to be an interesting thread, LOL.
I adore dogs, but I will always be a cat person at heart.
We're out here. Can't stand dogs.
I miss him.
Cats: hair all over the place and they go wherever they want - like the kitchen counters which drives me nuts.
My dog: poodle doesn’t shed but I have to walk her - which actually is good for me despite the weather.
Guess, despite growing up with cats, I’m a dog person.
Huh? You do, all the time. My husband, a Southern boy through and through, loves dogs and cats. My dad was raised on a farm, and he was a dyed-in-the-wool cat person.
Don't know why people think cats are some frou-frou sissy kind of pet. They're little tigers with brave hearts, and quite often they end up getting the top hand in their relationships with dogs.
If you are a giver, you prefer cats. If you are a taker, you prefer dogs. Dogs give affection, cats take it.
I tend to lose my appetite when our friend's cat scuffs around in its poop box and than hops up on the kitchen counter to see what's cooking.
No worse than a dog licking your face right after he was licking his...well, you know.
Like butterflies cats need no excuse for being.
Try training your cat to run out and grab the newspaper from the yard when its freezing cold out ! LOL. !! Or just get the paper at all !! You gotta love dogs.
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That isn’t saying a cat CAN’T do it.
Shows they are smart enough not to.
Only proof you need that cats are smarter:
“Try training 6 or eight cats to pull your butt through 30 miles or so of snow”
The picture comes to mind of all 8 cats pulling in a different direction.
Hence the statement: “Harder than trying to herd cats”.
And the answer to the other question is: Ginger.
“Like butterflies cats need no excuse for being.”
Kind of like welfare recipients?
Don’t ever trust a cat person. Cat people are slightly weird and only care about themselves and what is in their best interest. They are very much like the cats they own in this regard.
Until you have to clean the litter box. Especially if your little darling ate some bad food or has a little tummy problem. Dogs go outside to take care of their business.
I like dogs a lot, but I have cats because they are quiet and more easily fit into my erratic schedule.
I am on my second round of feral cats who come to eat, become domesticated, and become very close pets. One is annoyingly needy and has to be on my lap whenever I sit down.
The last feral twosome lived 20 years. Probably be the same with the latest that have adopted me.
My mother has a watch-cat. It growls when cars drive up to the house.
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