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Dogs Vs. Cats: Which Makes the Best Pet?
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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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
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Bret Baier of Fox news prefers dogs, "cats are sneaky, have agendas"

Jake Tapper of CNN prefers cats.

Rush is cat lover.

1 posted on 01/18/2014 8:29:06 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack

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2 posted on 01/18/2014 8:29:32 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Cats are cleaner and you can leave for 24 hours


3 posted on 01/18/2014 8:30:28 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Perdogg

Fish....flushable


4 posted on 01/18/2014 8:30:31 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Perdogg

Citizens of the U.S. according to the present administration


5 posted on 01/18/2014 8:30:59 AM PST by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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To: Perdogg

Both!


6 posted on 01/18/2014 8:31:52 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Perdogg

My cat is as affectionate as a dog, but I don’t have to walk her. I have the best of both worlds.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 8:33:11 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Morgana
Why not a fox like Ron Ron? Listen to him whimper.
8 posted on 01/18/2014 8:33:36 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

I’m sitting here looking at our cat. It’s gotta be a dog.


9 posted on 01/18/2014 8:33:36 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: yldstrk
Cats are cleaner

Cats tend to soil the neighbors' yards. Of course, there are solutions for that.


10 posted on 01/18/2014 8:34:05 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Morgana

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.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 8:37:23 AM PST by gunner03
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To: Perdogg
depends on what you want to do with them

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.

12 posted on 01/18/2014 8:37:52 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Perdogg

13 posted on 01/18/2014 8:37:53 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Perdogg
Why is it that you never hear of cat men?

This is the difference between cats and dogs.

14 posted on 01/18/2014 8:40:20 AM PST by ThomasThomas (I wear gloves when I wash my hands,)
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To: Perdogg

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.


15 posted on 01/18/2014 8:40:29 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Perdogg

In the immortal words of Bubbles, “ kitties are so nice”

http://youtu.be/nv3gmvrp84Q


16 posted on 01/18/2014 8:40:53 AM PST by Gefn (RIP Holly, April 1999-December 31, 2013 the best cat ever)
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To: yldstrk

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


17 posted on 01/18/2014 8:40:56 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Perdogg
Good afternoon. I hope you are doing well.

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).

5.56mm

18 posted on 01/18/2014 8:44:18 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: yldstrk
Cats are cleaner and you can leave for 24 hours

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.

19 posted on 01/18/2014 8:44:37 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Perdogg

I love cats but have had dogs. I have had incredible love from both.

But cats are so cute;)


20 posted on 01/18/2014 8:44:48 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Perdogg

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.


21 posted on 01/18/2014 8:45:59 AM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President , another idiot......)
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To: Perdogg

I like dogs and cats that think they are dogs.


22 posted on 01/18/2014 8:48:24 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: M Kehoe

wow. It is so nice that animals are so considerate of other animals. I am sure God is lucky to have beautiful dog now.


23 posted on 01/18/2014 8:51:24 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: PapaBear3625
I used to think that dogs in the house will deter burglars but I have seen several incidents that tell me other wise.

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.

24 posted on 01/18/2014 8:51:48 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Perdogg

I am a cat person. I just saw this earlier:

Science proves it: Cats are stupid jerks
http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/17/science-proves-it-cats-are-stupid-jerks/


25 posted on 01/18/2014 8:52:48 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Perdogg

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!


26 posted on 01/18/2014 8:56:07 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Perdogg

This is going to be an interesting thread, LOL.

I adore dogs, but I will always be a cat person at heart.


27 posted on 01/18/2014 9:00:37 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: ThomasThomas
Why is it that you never hear of cat men?

We're out here. Can't stand dogs.

28 posted on 01/18/2014 9:01:33 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Perdogg
Just for posterity, Jake had 12 champions in his pedigree. Both show, and field/hunt. He was the best hunt dog for upland game birds (not so much on deer). We put food on the table.

I miss him.

5.56mm

29 posted on 01/18/2014 9:04:04 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Perdogg

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.


30 posted on 01/18/2014 9:04:16 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: ThomasThomas
"Why is it that you never hear of cat men?"

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.

31 posted on 01/18/2014 9:05:03 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Perdogg

If you are a giver, you prefer cats. If you are a taker, you prefer dogs. Dogs give affection, cats take it.


32 posted on 01/18/2014 9:05:56 AM PST by PAR35
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To: yldstrk
"Cats are cleaner and you can leave for 24 hours"

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.

33 posted on 01/18/2014 9:08:36 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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No worse than a dog licking your face right after he was licking his...well, you know.


34 posted on 01/18/2014 9:14:03 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Bud Krieger

Like butterflies cats need no excuse for being.


35 posted on 01/18/2014 9:20:57 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Bud Krieger

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.
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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”.


36 posted on 01/18/2014 9:21:27 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Perdogg
Dogs are more like us
37 posted on 01/18/2014 9:26:34 AM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Perdogg
Dogs.

And the answer to the other question is: Ginger.


38 posted on 01/18/2014 9:31:53 AM PST by SkyPilot
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“Like butterflies cats need no excuse for being.”

Kind of like welfare recipients?


39 posted on 01/18/2014 9:33:20 AM PST by Bud Krieger (Another President , another idiot......)
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40 posted on 01/18/2014 9:41:49 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Perdogg
Cats are independent and proud, a fittng pet and companion of a free people. The servile dog on the other hand...


41 posted on 01/18/2014 9:48:44 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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42 posted on 01/18/2014 9:53:31 AM PST by caww
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43 posted on 01/18/2014 9:57:07 AM PST by caww
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To: Perdogg

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.


44 posted on 01/18/2014 9:58:16 AM PST by redangus
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To: yldstrk

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.


45 posted on 01/18/2014 10:00:37 AM PST by redangus
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To: CatherineofAragon

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.


46 posted on 01/18/2014 10:02:28 AM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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47 posted on 01/18/2014 10:08:13 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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48 posted on 01/18/2014 10:08:22 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Ditter

My mother has a watch-cat. It growls when cars drive up to the house.


49 posted on 01/18/2014 10:23:01 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I cast my vote for:








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50 posted on 01/18/2014 10:25:21 AM PST by left that other site
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