Cats or dogs?
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-Don't have to walk them everyday, nor do they slobber everywhere.
-Know how to cover up their own messes.
-Sleeps a lot.
-They don't save lives, yes, but that's totally a plus for human natural selection.
-Don't follow you blindly to death. Smart animal.
Some people think cats don't really love you like a dog does, but I'm sure it does to it's own capacity, which is all you can ask for, really.
Don't know what kind of cats you've kept, but micing (??) is still alive as ever here.
And I really just suppose which you prefer depends on what kind of person you are. Personally, I prefer to have a pet that be there when I want it, but I can also take a break from. Dogs are a full-FULL-time obligation.
I have and love both. My cat however acts like a dog. She does not drool.....but when I come home she runs to me and wants to play. She follows me around the house and is very loyal. She is cuddly yet independant and likes her own space and keeps it neat. I just feel she knows me more than my dogs (llapsa poodle and maltese) do. If I am upset she is the one who ends up on my lap.
I think dogs and cats are wonderful pets....it takes a special person to understand a cat however.
I think that cats are much more better tan dogs. Especially for lazy people like me) because cats do not need so much attention as dogs need. For example you do not have to walk them every day. Cats can be at home alone for a long time and they would not fill themselves uncomfortable. Also cats are more cleanly than dogs. They can lick their fur, so you do not need to wash them too often.
In addition cats are soooo sweet!!
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 litterbox. 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 quiter. 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.
-4.No walks with cats. A dog demands a walk, no matter how inconvenient for you, but a cats is happily playing or sleeping.
-5.Cats are hilarious. Cats can be extremely facetious, even though they don't know it, whereas a dog is just boring.
-6.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)
Actually, cats can be very playful. And when I say cats, I really mean cats, not kittens. They will run around, play, and overall be very fun. Some even play games like dogs, including fetch. I mean, yes, some cats are lazy, but anyone who tries to say no dogs are lazy is a liar or very unknowing about what they are saying.
I prefer dogs for several reasons: initially, they are always loyal. You will always feel the support from them. Just a simple example, have you watched the film "Hatiko"? Hatiko waited his owner for 20 years!!! just imagine?! Then they can protect you. Dogs are used in police agencies to determine the drugs and narcotics. Again, do you remember various types of serials like "The commisar Rex" and etc.? I like more dogs than cats)))
Umm, I think you were misinformed if you are talking about Hachiko. He waited for nine years (movies aren't always accurate, even if they are based on a true story). And cats can protect you too!! So, maybe cats don't find drugs or dig people out of fallen buildings. But more importantly is that they do other things. I have actually known and read of cats who saved lives. Anyone who says dogs are the only ones who save lives are wrong. My relative's cat, Luna, saved their life by waking them up in time when their house caught on fire. So try to think again before you say cats don't help people.
Best companion ever.
Will never stab you in the back and hurt you.
They will always be there for you
They are active, therefor gets you up and out of the house.
Best exercise buddies.
Loyal and trusting.
They are hilarious.
They need you.
Children love dogs and it can give the child a responsibility.
They will love you unconditionally and will protect you at all costs, even if it requires losing their life.
A dog is not the best companion ever, not for everyone. The first ¨reason¨ is much more an opinion and thus invalid (though I could say the same for any other reason, I guess).
What do you mean by ¨stab in the back¨? Like a cat backstabbing someone? As in betrayal or literally? If literally, then yeah, some cats have claws but some don't.
To say that dogs will always be there for you is as much true to cats as to dogs. They'll literally be there until you get rid of them or they die. Figuratively, as in emotions, dogs do tend to feel how you feel, but that kind of goes to show how following and unthinking dogs can be.
Just because dogs are active, doesn't mean they get you out of the house. There are countless people who have a fence and just keep their dogs outside, so the dog doesn't make a big difference there.
I'm not even sure what ¨best exercise buddies¨ is supposed to mean, but I think it is also an opinion and unnecessary.
Dogs are too loyal and trusting. They learn that humans are nice and then get themselves killed by some human who's mean. Too trusting. As for loyalty, it is sweet to imagine that a dog will die for its human but that isn't always true.
You are saying dogs are hilarious? Have you ever even been on the Internet? Or YouTube? Because you can find SO MANY hilarious, adorable cats you would not believe how many there are. Way to many to even count. And in real life, cats can be so funny, which is why they got on the Internet in the first place. Don't even start on the funny factor.
Yes, dogs need you. Which is why they are so dependent it could kill them. Cats need you too, but they can at least help themselves a bit better. I mean, if for some reason you had to leave your pet behind in some case, would you want to know that your pet is sad and will die for some reason, or do you want to know that it can take care of itself?
It is very untrue to say that children love dogs and not cats. Children love either, most of the time. And anyway, saying a dog gives a child a responsibility is kind of against dogs because it suggests that dogs are harder to take care of than cats. And besides, cats give children a responsibility too, just not such a big difficult one.
Your last argument is the same as loyal and trusting, and you can just go back and reread my argument for that. However, let me say again that dogs are way too loving in some cases.
I love dogs but I hate the discrimination of cats.
Umm... you can play with cats. They are very playful (and no, I don't mean just kittens, I really mean cats). Saying that cats take naps and don't stay active suggests that dogs are always awake and doing stuff with you, which is impossible. Besides, there are many cats who do stay active. It's just a stereotype that cats are always lazy. And not only will dogs go outside and walk with you, you have to go outside and walk with them no matter what you feel like.
I see. There are so many arguments against that I hardly know where to start...
So, let's first face the facts: Dogs are less self-relying than cats, meaning they hardly know what to do supposing you weren't home. Then they end up making messes and tearing things apart. The worst a cat will do under normal circumstances is throw up (which is a lot worse with dogs) or use something unpleasant as a litter box (such as a pillow). But if a dog makes those mistakes that cats do sometimes, you will regret it a whole lot more.
I would choose dogs. Cats are lazy and yes they may be cute and 'lovable balls of fur' but they are not really that exciting. Dogs on the other hand are said to be 'a man's best friend' they can be cute as well as energetic and playful. Also if you choose correctly they are not dangerous. They also encourage children to play outside more often and run around.
Cats can be very exciting. Haven't you ever owned one? Oh, wait, even if you did that is one cat in general and doesn't matter to the overall. My point is that cats are exciting all the time; plus they can be exciting without tearing up either the house or the yard, and I couldn't really say so in the favor of dogs. Also, I think everyone is sick of the whole ¨man's best friend¨ thing. I know I am very tired of hearing it. Can't a dog lover come up with a better reason for why cats aren't good? Saying that choosing correctly makes dogs not dangerous suggests otherwise for cats, which isn't true. Lastly, dogs can scare younger children very easily, just by sheer size or the energetic approach. But, children love cats and constantly try to run after them and pet them (regardless of whether they pet the cat's fur the wrong way).
This may be the worst reason I have heard yet. Because dogs can bark? Am I the only one who has been kept up for much longer than usual due to some annoying chihuahua (rat-dogs, in my opinion) or big dog barking its head off? What are they even trying to do? Prove how tough they are? Because it is super annoying.
In horror movies, is it the cat that meows at the ghost, or the dog that barks at the ghost? Its the dog. Dude, those guys are preparing us for paranormal activity!
Anyway, there is the saying that you own a dog, but a cat owns you, and that dogs are a mans best friend. All cats do are tear up the sofa and prowl around like they own the place!
Wow, in horror movies. I am sorry for any time I may have argued with you, because you clearly have the best source: a HORROR MOVIE. Because you have discovered this great source of knowledge, I am now your humble servant.
Who gets their information from a fictional horror movie? Besides, there isn't really such thing as the paranormal, and if dogs are warning us of it, maybe cats are all the better. Yes, dogs can warn us of some things, but no, they don't warn us of everything.
The ¨you own dog, cat owns you¨ thing is in a way true, but not really. You do own a dog, because dogs think in packs and you are their Alpha, therefore you own them. Suppose the dog thought they were the Alpha, and now you have a ¨dog owns you¨ situation. Ta-da. It may seem like a cat owns you, but really the cats are smart enough to think not in a pack's ways but in its kind of solitary way. If I were a cat, I wouldn't do everything the people said either.
Dogs so often tear things down, eat what they're not supposed to, throw up on whatever, chew up whatever the can, and you say cats are destructive? Besides, cats don't ¨prowl around like they own the place¨. It's just them looking around at things; cats can get kind of scared when things are out of place or amiss. It's not because they have spite for everything around them-- if they did, maybe, just maybe, there would be a reason for that.
Just because we don't have police cats doesn't mean that cats can't fend off burglars and criminals. In a true story (from a book called ¨Homer's Odyssey¨ by Gwen Cooper, not to be mistaken by the poet), a BLIND cat named Homer stops a burglar from hurting his owner, and goes as far as terrifying the man and almost clawing him up, being dangerous and fierce enough to scare him away. Let me repeat that that is a true story. So what was that about cats not warning off or fending off criminals or burglars, again?
You're saying that DOGS can hunt? Cats are born hunters! It's not even a stereotype, it's true. Cats also can guard things, and don't humans also love when they want to be loved? I think that cats are actually a lot like us, so maybe you suggest that humans should become more following?
Yes. I always want to pick up a 70 pound animal clubbing me with its tail.
Of course, not all dogs are big, and not all of the small ones are ugly and ridiculously annoying. However, cats are easier to pick up and, often, hug. Plus they purr when you be nice to them.