This is one of those age old arguments that many pet holders seem to have amongst themselves, myself included. To dog or to cat… that is the question.
Let’s begin with dogs, generally they are more loyal and a bit more fun to have around the house. If you’re in the park and this big, scary stranger waltzes up to you and tries to steal your (insert super-duper valuable item). Most likely your dog, sensing your fear and assessing the situation will begin barking or maybe even go in for the kill! OK maybe not an actual kill, but a bite on the butt would be amazing.
Yet dogs are a lot more hassle, they need to be fed on time or else they will whine like you have never heard a whine before. They bring mud into the house, bark at things as mundane as the sky turning grey and like to lick your face at the most inappropriate of times.
Cats on the other hand are very independent and know how to fend for themselves in any given situation. For example, let’s say you forgot to feed your cat (it happens); they will probably dine on mice or on another neighbour’s cat food. They literally don’t need you.
“They literally don’t need you.”
That is both a good thing and a bad thing. Humans have an ego, we like to feel needed and cats really don’t care about us that much. They will even cheat on us with several other families that live nearby and still come through the flap as if nothing happened. As if they weren’t just lying there getting stroked and tickled by Mrs Johnson’s kids (who you dislike because of what you caught her doing that one time. Ohhh we can never forget what she did that one time!) like 5 minutes ago.
At the end of the day, cats will be cats and dogs will be dogs and you as a person will have to decide which pet is best for you. You may even find that you were a cat/dog person yet after being forced to get a cat/dog you now see how awesome they can be and want to switch allegiance.
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Who wins in your mind? Cats? Dogs? Share below!