Do you guys love dogs or cats or both?

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08 Jan 2012, 3:40 pm

Cats, I love cats. Not too keen on dogs. Docs are WAY to noisy. I should know, the neighbours oblige by having whiny yappy dogs that make a racket.


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08 Jan 2012, 4:03 pm

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Cats, totally. Especially my son -- a big, beautiful black kitty who's almost 17 years old & who's the love of my life. He looks kind of like the kitty in this video:

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Dogs are just too NT, clingy, and emotionally-needy for me. They can't poop without human intervention, and they stink unless you have a walk-in shower and shampoo them daily.

What's wrong with NTs? I have loads of friends who are. Plus my dog Smoothie ISN'T very NT at all.


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08 Jan 2012, 4:04 pm

Dogs are too NT? :lmao: oh man this is golden


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08 Jan 2012, 5:19 pm

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I like animals in general, but dogs make me nervous for some reason, so I'll admire them from a distance but don't want to get close or have to touch/take care of them.

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I really do not care for dogs very much, they can make me quite nervous.

readingbetweenlines wrote:
Cats, I love cats. Not too keen on dogs. Docs are WAY to noisy. I should know, the neighbours oblige by having whiny yappy dogs that make a racket.


I can pretty much agree with all of this. Not a dog HATER, but I've felt that dogs were often too... 'impulsive' in how they approach you. I also prefer the general interaction between cats to the social interaction between dogs.


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08 Jan 2012, 5:31 pm

Cats are just okay but dogs make the best friends.
My experience with cats is that they will turn on you instantly and only like humans because they feed them.
They are emotionally cold.

Dogs show an unconditional love for their humans. They exchange companionship and love for your care.
They would never turn on their master. They can sense strong emotions and comfort you when you cry.

You never hear the term "service cat".

Dogs are the more compassionate and cats are cold. Cats make me feel a bit uncomfortable because they are too sneaky.


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08 Jan 2012, 6:12 pm

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My experience with cats is that they will turn on you instantly and only like humans because they feed them. They are emotionally cold.


Not quite. A dog will give unconditional love to anybody who gives him food. A cat's love has to be earned. It takes years, but few emotional bonds can match the special love between an elderly kitty and his human companion.

A dog person proudly brags about how his dog woke him up and saved him when the house caught on fire.

A cat person proudly brags about serving 6 months in prison for attacking a firefighter with a lead pipe because the firefighter tried to stop him from running into the burning house to (successfully) rescue his little kitty.


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08 Jan 2012, 7:18 pm

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My experience with cats is that they will turn on you instantly and only like humans because they feed them. They are emotionally cold.


Not quite. A dog will give unconditional love to anybody who gives him food. A cat's love has to be earned. It takes years, but few emotional bonds can match the special love between an elderly kitty and his human companion.

A dog person proudly brags about how his dog woke him up and saved him when the house caught on fire.

A cat person proudly brags about serving 6 months in prison for attacking a firefighter with a lead pipe because the firefighter tried to stop him from running into the burning house to (successfully) rescue his little kitty.

I could never own a cat because I am allergic to cat hair and my dogs are hypoallergenic. I would run into a burning building and attack a fire fighter for my dogs.


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08 Jan 2012, 10:47 pm

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Fern, I just want to say that your cat and your dog are both gorgeous!

It looks as if they're really enjoying having their pictures taken!

Thank you!! ! I like photographing animals a lot. This one is my favorite so far though:

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It's taken about a 5 minute walk from my childhood home. It's been our favorite spot to walk for over a decade now.


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09 Jan 2012, 12:56 am

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Dogs are too NT? :lmao: oh man this is golden


Don't you mean...?

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09 Jan 2012, 1:16 am

Esther wrote:
Vigilans wrote:
Dogs are too NT? :lmao: oh man this is golden


Don't you mean...?

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:lol: :lol:


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09 Jan 2012, 5:21 am

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I'm more of a cat person. But I've always liked my mother's dogs.

As for breeds, I have no favourite when it comes to cats, but among dog breeds, I like Dobermann pinschers, huskies, bull terriers, and Welsh corgis.

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Ein is friggin awesome! He's my favorite character in that show :D

Corgi's are hilarious dogs, smart too, I love 'em.
Here's my sister's corgi, "Monty"
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He's all kinds of fun.

As for the original question.
I like both cats & dogs, with a preference for cats. I wouldn't really want to have a dog of my own, as others have said, dogs are too needy for me. But I have also known many really needy cats as well.


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09 Jan 2012, 12:12 pm

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09 Jan 2012, 12:16 pm

I like both, but cats edge it out by being more self sufficient and independent.


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09 Jan 2012, 1:14 pm

Vigilans wrote:
It depends on how hungry I am


:lol:

Seriously though, I prefer kitties - which is bad for me, being a mouse.


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09 Jan 2012, 1:16 pm

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14 Jan 2012, 11:24 am

Dogs. Boxers. My two- Roxy, the old lady on the left and Layla aka Booboo on the right. Image