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Cats Dogs
Debate Score:264
Arguments:79
Total Votes:333
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Cats or Dogs?

Is it raining cats or dogs?

Cats

Side Score: 128
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Dogs

Side Score: 136
8 points

Dogs amy be smarter but at least you don't have to take them outside in a rainstrom for a bathroom break since msot cats hate rian and getting wet.

Side: Loving kitties
ShiroSama97(77) Disputed
2 points

What does that have to do with anything? Dogs hate rain just as much. There are things called puppy pads where they can poo and pee on the pad without hurting your floor... people have porches so the dogs dont get wet, and people have doggy doors so they dont have to get up and do it themselves.

Side: Dogs
7 points

Cats are largely independent animals so when one loves you and shows it than it just means more than when an animal of naturally social disposition does the same. Of course the love shared between owners and their pets being cats, dogs, or others is wonderful no matter if they are born shy or outgoing.

Cats are territorial creatures unless where they are living is in their view dangerous they will not run away. I currently have three cats and they constantly get out or are let out. once it starts raining or around 8:00 or 9:00 pm they always return and wait at the door.

One of the nicest things about cats is that they don't demand attention but freely receive and give it. If you are sick they come and rest with you, they are just very sweet and nice to have.

Side: Loving kitties
5 points

Dogs can get out of your yard and kill your neighbor's chickens. Then your neighbors could sue.

It happened to a friend of mine.

Side: Cats
5 points

It happened to me too! Our dog got into our neighbor's chicken coop and stole a chicken, when we found my dog she was thrashing the chicken around in her mouth but since my dog isn't that big she kept letting go of the chicken then chased it down and thrashed it around some more. Luckily we got to it in time and the chicken was unharmed. . . for the most part. [;

Side: Cats
elonca1(3) Disputed
3 points

cats are more likely to kill chickens, given the fact that they have free roam to go where they want

Side: Dogs
5 points

Cats are really lovable (though not easy to train) and loyal. They are more affectionate to hold. Cats are just plain cute! But then so are dogs.

Side: Dogs vs cats kinda hard to say
5 points

Well, I'm pretty sure you can guess. Yep.... well yeah...cats are less maintanance and what not...

Side: Cats
4 points

Cats don't pee everywhere. Well, at least well-trained ones don't. :D

Side: Cats
altarion(1955) Disputed
3 points

Dogs can be trained to not pee everywhere too. And dogs can be trusted to watch themselves outside whereas cats might run away or be eaten.

Side: Dogs
HGrey87(750) Disputed
1 point

Cats don't run away any more than dogs do. Just sayin'.

As for the getting eaten part, I can vouch for that as of a month ago :(

EDIT: Wait, guys. We're debating the wrong thing; look at the subtitle.

"Is it raining cats or dogs?"

So the new debate is set: which animal is falling from the sky?

Side: Cats
xaeon(1093) Disputed
1 point

In a recent poll, 100% of people said they'd feel more comfortable letting a cat outside on its own than a dog. Also, 78% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

No, seriously. You think dogs can be more trusted to watch themselves outside than a cat? Cats are let own alone all the time. Who exactly lets their dog walk itself?

Side: Cats
4 points

It is a proven fact that cats will make you live longer. You don't have to walk cats or worry about them being outside.

Side: Cats
ShiroSama97(77) Disputed
3 points

not true. get your facts strait. IT HAS BEEN PROVEN PEOPLE LIVE LONGER WITH PETS IN GENERAL, NOT JUST YOUR PRECIOUS CATS!

Side: Dogs
3 points

Its raining cats because people tend to kick cats out of windows more than dogs. And that's the truth. There are several instances where cats have been kicked or thrown out of windows from the upper stories on houses and land on the ground below. Its really sad, but like it happens, which is why it rains cats.

Side: Cats
3 points

Cats require less maintenance.

Side: Cats
altarion(1955) Disputed
2 points

Not true! You have to change out their litter box. With dogs you just feed them, play with them once in a while, and let them outside if you have a closed in back yard or live on a private drive like i do.

Side: Dogs
ashrzr(2) Disputed
5 points

And so you're right, case in point. Dogs do require more maintanence.

Side: Cats
namenotgary(74) Disputed
1 point

If it is an outside cat all you need to do is put food and water out, and a box to sleep in.

Side: Cats
2 points

Cats have the perfect balance of taking care of themselves and giving you company at the same time. Dogs require attention ALL THE TIME, cost a lot more, and are dirtier.

Side: Cats
ShiroSama97(77) Disputed
2 points

well if they take SUCH good care of themselves, then why even buy them at all?

Side: Dogs
1 point

i have a cat that likes water and everyday week, i have swimming class with it

Side: Cats
1 point

I think cats are better because

-1.They are independent. You won't have to spend all your time with them; you can leave them alone.

-2.They poop and pee in a litter box. A dog will have to be trained to go outside, but they will still have accidents, and then you step in the poop in your yard.

-3.Cats are quieter. You know how your neighbors tell you to shut your dog up? That never happens with cats.

-4.Cats don't have to be trained. You have to train your dog for several weeks to be a good pet, but a cat simply does not have to be trained.

-5.No walks with cats. A dog demands a walk, no matter how inconvenient for you, but a cats is happily playing or sleeping.

-6.Cats are hilarious. Cats can be extremely facetious, even though they don't know it, whereas a dog is just boring.

-7.Cats are smarter than dogs. Cats have 300 million cortical neurons compared to a dog's 160 million. Cats are more sly and independent than dogs, cunning, and refuse to be dumb enough to take commands.

In conclusion, I believe cats are better than dogs.

Supporting Evidence: Top 10 Reasons Why Cats are Better Pets than Dogs (animal.discovery.com)
Side: Cats
1 point

GUYS GUYS GUys we all know the truth the only animals better is FISH because they just are ok so shut up you bighead

Side: Cats
1 point

Cats and dogs are cute but cats require much less care and attention.

Side: Cats
1 point

Cats, because they are much less work, i don't need to take them on walks.

Side: Cats
1 point

Cats are solitary creatures. They don't demand love every single day, like dogs do. A lot of dogs are high-maintenance, but a cat will know how to take care of itself. Cats also make REALLY funny memes, fyi.

10 Reasons Why Cats are better than Dogs!
Side: Cats
1 point

no explanation needed. Cats are very very very very very very very very very very very very very very much better than dogs. Done.

Side: Cats
10 points

Dogs are man's best friend. They can be cute, cuddly, big and mean, and lots of fun. They are all you need as a companion. They are always grateful and if you treat them kindly they never take you for granted.

Side: Dogs
11 points

Cats are evil creatures

Side: Dogs
2 points

when they grow up their used as a retirement animal. because they arent as athletic but still a companion (but a dog is a mans bestfriend)

Side: Dogs
Tamisan(890) Disputed
1 point

Evil how?

Here are some definitions of evil, none of which pertain to felines:

- morally bad or wrong

- the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

- having the nature of vice

- that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune

- malefic: having or exerting a malignant influence

- behavior or thought which is hateful, cruel, excessively sexual, or violent, devoid of conscience

Admittedly a cat can "cause harm or destruction" but no more so than a canine.

Supporting Evidence: Wikipedia on 'evil' (en.wikipedia.org)
Side: Meaningful argument
PinkEnderman(1) Disputed
1 point

That may well be your opinion, but to cat supporters, that is really not a great thing to say.

Side: Cats
6 points

Doggies all the way for me! <3

Side: raining animals
steff812(18) Disputed
0 points

cats all the way for me

Side: Cats
steff812(18) Disputed
1 point

listen here cats are better becuase they dont brake furniture i have 10 cats ok cats are better what now

Side: Cats
elonca1(3) Disputed
2 points

wow, 10 cats...go out much?;)

anywho, dogs are better, thats what's now

Side: Dogs
ShiroSama97(77) Disputed
1 point

what are you talking about? cats claw your sofas up... dogs dont break furniture. you have to train them. only big dogs break furniture, but most people put big dogs outide.

Side: Dogs
5 points

Dogs rock. They are loyal, friendly, and playful. They are smart, and cute, and loving beyond belief.

I have rarely met a dog I didn't like, and I've rarely met a cat I did.

Side: Dogs
4 points

Dogs are social animals like humans, cats, though they are domestic, are not social animals. This is why cats are more independent. They don't bond to humans and understand humans as well as a dog would. Cats won't protect you either, dogs will.

I'm not saying that all cats are like that, and all dogs, it varies but that's how they are genetically. Cats don't have packs like dogs. It's just evolution I suppose.

Dogs are better as companions than cats. I think that's the main reason to have a pet anymore. Cats are good for hunting rodents though... I guess it depends on what you need a pet for.

Side: dogs are better companions
3 points

dogs are more sociable;like humans, they are or atleast were pack animals, they're loyal, smarter than cats, more responsive, loving, will fight for you, come in more of a vareity of choices and dont just come to you for food or rub against you to put their scent on you. plus, dogs would smash cats in a fight-1 dogo argetino or irish wolfhound is equivalent to forty, fifty cats maybe? (in a fight)

Side: Dogs
3 points

I have both but dogs a trainable, they can save people's lives, be a best friend, a guid and heroes all in one furry package they are amazing with the right care, love and traing.

Side: Dogs
3 points

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Side: Dogs
3 points

Dogs come in hundreds of purebred breeds and thousands of hybrids between breeds. Dogs vary from size, color, fur length, amount of attention, personality, trainability, and can be used for different things (guard dog, sleddog, police dog, etc). cats vary from color. Not all dogs need alot of attention. My friend has a st bernard, and he barely looks at it. on the other hand, i have beagles and they need alot of attention (but t hey're tiny and cute and easy to take care of). My friend has a poodle and she needs to trim it weekly. another friend has a boxer and it has never been trimmed. My friend has a lab and hardly excercises it, while another friend with the same breed of dog needs to run 17 miles every 3 days (so there are varying personalities and traits within a breed). ok- lets say you loved huskies, but you also loved a collie. so, mix breed them, and you have half husky and half collie in a single dog (you can mix traits, etc) not all dogs attack people, not all dogs drool, and not all dogs bark. So stop generalizing dogs.

Cats just sit. sure, they purr if you pet them, but most of the time you get your hand clawed for rubbing them wrong. they arent affectionate to you. you cant train them.

In a dogs mind: "my owner, you feed me, you love me, you care for me... You must be God"

in a cats mind: "my owner, you feed me, you love me, you care for me.... I must be God"

Side: Dogs
3 points

dogs if you love peting takeing care of and being arond you all the time and you can use them in hunting they are smarter so D O G S

Side: Dogs

Cats don't listen and they are so darn independent it's like you don't even have a pet.

Side: Dogs
5 points

yeah, you get a cat and you never see it as soon as it gets in your house.

you get a dog and it stays attached to you and loves being around you.

Side: Dogs
ashrzr(2) Disputed
3 points

You've obviously never owned a cat. They become just as attached to you as dogs do.

Side: Cats
4 points

Dogs like being scratched. They enjoy you as a master as much as you enjoy them as a pet. They are, mostly, up beat and happy to see you whenever you come home.

Side: Dogs
2 points

I think that it actually rains Michael Jackson's baby. [;

Side: ofcourse I'm kidding
2 points

as a pet owner, I support both claims. however, my cat seems to annoy me MUCH more than my dogs. my cat will come in my room at night, nock everything over, and claw it to bits. but my dogs, are AWSOME!!! we go on runs together, eat popcorn together, and watch scary movies together. I am not sayin I don't love my cat, I love her a lot,... but when put to choice? I vote for team CANINE!!!

Side: Dogs
1 point

dogs are awesome because they can bite really hard and cats only scratch

Side: Dogs
Thebluemoo(66) Disputed
2 points

We all love an animal that can rip your flesh off and can cost your hundreds in the case of lawsuit, right?

Side: Cats
1 point

dogs are to be chosen because they protect man.they are also good and kind

Side: Dogs
1 point

Cats are just better. You really can't argue with that. Dogs aren't cute. If you put a kitten and a puppy side to side, you'll see how much cute cats are.

Side: Dogs
1 point

cats are scary. they hate people in general. look down upon anything and everything. dogs are.. well, dogs!

Side: Dogs
namenotgary(74) Disputed
1 point

Cats are good judges of character. Ther is a reason they hate you.

Side: Cats

I like doggies because of those precious eyes just looking at you to pick them up and love them.

Side: Dogs
1 point

dogs have not only contributed to man's success, but are used as therapy animals due to their never ending love and devotion. dogs have saved people so many times and are protective animals.

Side: Dogs
1 point

well i like dogs better because they are more active and they do more things than cats do ,cats are more of the lazy and dogs are not that lazy they like to play a lot with the people.

Side: Dogs