Cat lover or dog lover

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How do you feel about dogs and cats?
I like dogs significantly more than cats 10%  10%  [ 39 ]
I like dogs significantly more than cats 12%  12%  [ 43 ]
I like cats significantly more than dogs 24%  24%  [ 89 ]
I like cats significantly more than dogs 28%  28%  [ 106 ]
I feel roughly the same about them 11%  11%  [ 41 ]
I feel roughly the same about them 13%  13%  [ 47 ]
Unsure 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Unsure 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Other 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Other 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 372

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03 Jul 2013, 11:58 am

Looks like hale_bopp not only got a nice discussion thread going about this a while ago, but even summarised it in a YouTube video: http://www.wrongplanet.net/postp3381201.html#3381201 She even dressed up as a cat - now that's good research presentation. :)



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03 Jul 2013, 12:17 pm

I love dogs and cats, but I would rather live with a cat. I had a dog growing up and I'm sick of dealing with dog s**t, and all the walking. Cats at least put it in a box for you. And cats are generally smaller and less smelly.



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03 Jul 2013, 1:06 pm

I love them both, I have four cats at my moms house...and I am hoping to get a psychiatric service dog, I have a recommendation for one so hopefully I can work something out eventually. I am thinking about a German Shepard or German Shepard mix. Hopefully introducing a dog as a puppy to the cats will work out alright though I am sure the cats will be jealous when I actually get a service dog.

Anyways I love them both, however dogs are better at being loyal and there when you need them, cats can be a little more independent minded and pretty much do what they please though they are affectionate and sometimes one or two of them will come up to me when I'm upset and try and distract me.


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04 Jul 2013, 3:14 pm

I don't dislike them, but I find both to be equally annoying. Cats make messes and get fur all over the place. Dogs bark all the time. I have no need for either. I guess if I was going to get a pet, I'd get a turtle or something.



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05 Jul 2013, 7:58 am

Throughout my life, I've liked cats more. Lately I'm appreciating dogs more, and I think it has something to do with my recent increase in appreciation for social needs & feelings.



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05 Jul 2013, 8:03 am

In general I like cat and dogs similar, so they can both be very cute. When it comes to keeping one of those, I prefer cats, because I hated it, that with a dog I needed to go out three times a day for a walk, specially per foot, when everyone starts to talk to you. -.- And then there is additional stuff like rain and snow and... like we say here.... BÄH. (=something you say when being disgusted)



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05 Jul 2013, 5:32 pm

Yes, I agree Schneekugel, it's so much better that cats look after themselves and aren't so dependent. It's a major burden to have dogs and need to walk them so often, knowing that it's cruel to neglect doing that. A benefit to us to make us get out exercising more, unless it doesn't bother our conscience. I agree also that they can be equally cute, but it's a different sort of cuteness. The crudeness and loudness of dogs can bother me, and the elegance of cats gives me bursts of bliss.



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14 Jul 2013, 10:41 pm

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Dogs. I don't get cats at all. They're extremely unpredictable and changable, "blow hot then cold", and I have enough of that in daily social interaction -- I don't need that with my pets.

That said, I can appreciate the fact that they're fairly independent and have soft fur.
I like how dogs are predictable & trainable. Dogs may not be independent but you can leave them outside if you have a yard. You cant leave a cat outside unless your OK with him/her wondering all over the neighborhood. My mom hates cats because she had asma as a kid & was allergic & she doesn't like how the neighbor's 1s use her gardens as their own personal litter-box, kill birds in the yard & scratch up her car by climbing on it. I don't hate cats but I peffer dogs. My girlfriend has a cat & I find her really unpredictable. She'll climb in your lap only to jump off right after, she'll newoe sometimes when we're upstairs but 1ce we come down she wants nothing to do with us, she'll act crazy like she's hungry but when she gets fed she'll sometimes walks off like she's not interested only to go back & eat a few minutes latter. She acts like she wants attention from me but 1ce I start giving her some & petting her she'll walk off only to come back a few minutes latter. Cats may be more independent than dogs in general but they're so inconsistent with it that you cant predict when they'll be needy or want nothing at all to do with you.. Also their litter-box sand can aggravate sinus allergies & cleaning that & their hair-balls or vomit related to hair-balls is icky


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15 Jul 2013, 5:42 am

I love dogs but I don't think most people should keep them as pets because they need more attention than most people give them. One walk a day is not enough; (what are they supposed to do for the rest of the day?) and I don't think most people with dogs do even that. They won't die if not walked, they'll keep being affectionate and obedient, wagging their tails for their "owners" / "masters", even when neglected. So they suit many people as pets just fine.

I've found that people who don't like cats tend to come up with conspiracy theories about why they don't like them. These sorts of people seem to want slavish pets to worship them as dogs do, and can't stand the independence of cats. A cat won't show affection in the obvious way a dog does, and that seems to bother certain insecure or egotistical people. The evil is in the cat-hater's mind, not the cat's.



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15 Jul 2013, 12:01 pm

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I love dogs but I don't think most people should keep them as pets because they need more attention than most people give them. One walk a day is not enough; (what are they supposed to do for the rest of the day?) and I don't think most people with dogs do even that. They won't die if not walked, they'll keep being affectionate and obedient, wagging their tails for their "owners" / "masters", even when neglected. So they suit many people as pets just fine.

I've found that people who don't like cats tend to come up with conspiracy theories about why they don't like them. These sorts of people seem to want slavish pets to worship them as dogs do, and can't stand the independence of cats. A cat won't show affection in the obvious way a dog does, and that seems to bother certain insecure or egotistical people. The evil is in the cat-hater's mind, not the cat's.

I think the walk thing depends on if you have a yard for the dog to play in or not. If you have a yard like my parents with space, various gardans & plants to lie in, lizards runniging around for a dog to bark at & chase & horses in back(guy who owns the land behind m parents & afew of the neighbors owns horses) for a dog to run along side of & bark at & you have an active dog; my dad brought a stray home afew weeks ago & she may be a Jack Russell Terrier & she's happy as can be to be running around in the yard & my dad spending time with her outside before & after work & when she's inside at night & mom seeing her occasionally through the day seems to be working well for all of them. If the dog isn't small & is kept in a small apartment; the dog should be walked awhile every day but if it's a small dog who's kept in a big house; talking him/her walking isn't as critical thou the dog should still have alittle time outside whenever possible.
I hate how some spoiled rich brats think dogs are fashion accessories. I think dressing a poodle up & carrying her around in a purse should be considered cruelty.
I think using a dog for something like hunting is fine; lots of those dogs like it. I think using thm for service like guide dogs for the blind is OK too but the hangle should be taken off & dog let to be a regualar dog whenever the service won't be needed for abit.
Some people(more so women) feel safer walking a big dog around the city or leaving them outside to intimidate or alert them of bad people.
Some women have cats to substitute not having a relationship. There is the stereotype of the crazy cat lady like on the Simpsons of an older woman having more cats than she should. I heard news stories of those women dying & their many cats eating them. :eew:

Some say that Egyptians worshiped cats like gods & the cats never forgotten :farao:


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16 Jul 2013, 4:13 am

Yes, I agree that farm life would be great for a dog. Ordinary backyards in the suburbs aren't enough, but if you've got room for a horse, then I imagine there'd be plenty of space for a dog to run, explore, & have adventures. Especially if there's at least 1 other dog for them to play with, since they're very social. Working dogs also seem to have a good life; - as long as they're working at least.

Crazy cat lady is a funny stereotype; men do it too. There's one around the corner from my house. I see him walk on the street with a shopping trolley full of cat food, his cats sitting around in his front yard; very cute, and he seems to really love them. It's a horrible thought of what would happen to a person's body if they died in a house where lots of starving cats were locked in. There are similar stories of humans committing cannibalism in desperate situations. I've seen a documentary about the history of early settlers in the U.S.A. where they were eating each other. That doesn't mean that all Americans these days are bad people; they're better fed these days, and usually very nice. So are cats. :wink:



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16 Jul 2013, 3:25 pm

Egesa wrote:
Yes, I agree that farm life would be great for a dog. Ordinary backyards in the suburbs aren't enough, but if you've got room for a horse, then I imagine there'd be plenty of space for a dog to run, explore, & have adventures. Especially if there's at least 1 other dog for them to play with, since they're very social. Working dogs also seem to have a good life; - as long as they're working at least.

Crazy cat lady is a funny stereotype; men do it too. There's one around the corner from my house. I see him walk on the street with a shopping trolley full of cat food, his cats sitting around in his front yard; very cute, and he seems to really love them. It's a horrible thought of what would happen to a person's body if they died in a house where lots of starving cats were locked in. There are similar stories of humans committing cannibalism in desperate situations. I've seen a documentary about the history of early settlers in the U.S.A. where they were eating each other. That doesn't mean that all Americans these days are bad people; they're better fed these days, and usually very nice. So are cats. :wink:
Dogs shouldn't be kept in a backyard that's smaller than the house.
I don't think cats are bad. It is a very tragic thing. Those people owned alot of cats; probably more than they could take care of. If your old or have health issues; you shouldn't have alot of pets unless you have help to take care of them. I don't hear of stories about people having way too many dogs; I'm NOT saying some don;t but I just don't hear about it,; cats are the pets people seem to have too many of for some reason. I heard stories of dogs dying of starvation after their owners died; some of the dogs had food available but chose not to eat. I kind of relate to that sense of loyalty thou mine doesn't go that far. I'm very loyal to people I get very close to, especially relationship partners.

One thing I forgot to mention about my girlfriends cat is that she goes in the bathroom only to walk rite back out. She followed me in today(this happens fairly often) & as soon as I closed the door she started meowing & scratching at it. She's like a little kid who wants whatever she sees but as soon as she has it she loses interest till the next time she sees it only to lose interest rite after again. I wish she'd make up her mind & stick with it but it's funny in a way & entertaining. I like her but I don't understand her & some of her habits kind of annoy me at times.


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16 Jul 2013, 4:55 pm

I like both cats and dogs.


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16 Jul 2013, 5:16 pm

I strongly prefer cats. They don't bark, they aren't violent, and they don't jump all over people. I like dogs, but I just hate it when they're irritating.



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16 Jul 2013, 5:36 pm

Cats, cats, cats.


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