Cats or Dogs?
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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.
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
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. [;
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?
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?
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.
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.
Top 10 Reasons Why Cats are Better Pets than Dogs (animal.discovery.com)
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.
Wikipedia on 'evil' (en.wikipedia.org)
Side: Meaningful argument
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
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)
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"
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!!!