Cats vs Dogs

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/27/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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What do you think makes the better pet, cat or dog??? Do you think one over the other makes a better companion for kids? Or do you prefer no animals at all??





*edited to add* do you think one is easier to care for??? Dogs are alot of work becouse they can detroy things, need to be walked, can be expensive to take care of. Cats can piss, need love, can scratch furniture if not delawed. Both need lost of attention and brushing...I know there are other things they need..these are examples.

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Minnie - posted on 01/27/2011

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Yep, Julianne, no nasty fillers/grains and veggies/ mold and bacteria/ rancid fats.

All the energy in the world.

Stifler's - posted on 01/27/2011

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I prefer... goldfish. I am not the kind of person who would enjoy taking my dog on holidays, getting the neighbours to feed them while I go away. We're always going away.

Krista - posted on 01/27/2011

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I'm definitely more of a dog person. I do like NICE cats -- the purry, snuggly ones. But I find cats are better at hiding their personality. That purry, snugly kitten winds up growing into a freakazoid cat who's always up on your damn cupboards. My mom had a cat like that -- it was AWFUL. It hissed if you so much as looked at it, and was always up on everything. I hated the damn thing. It went missing a few months ago, and while I'm sad for my parents, and hope the cat didn't suffer, I can't say I miss it.

Now dogs? It also depends. I'm not a big fan of the crazy-hyper dogs who try to lick your face off. I love scruffy, funny, feisty little dogs. I'm definitely a fan of terriers. We don't have one right now, because we both work full-time, so it just wouldn't be fair.

Minnie - posted on 01/27/2011

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Hehehe, this is so funny.



Cats all the way. At least my cats. They're just like dogs- they talk all the time, greet you at the door, fetch, sleep on your feet..but hardly shed, don't slobber, and they put their poo in a box.



:D

Rosie - posted on 01/27/2011

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i'm usually a dog girl, but my cat has stolen my heart, lol! he has all the benefits of a cat, but acts much like a dog. he waits at the door for you, waits under the table for falling food, he sleeps with the dog, he licks the dog. he is just a nonspastic version of the cuddly lovey dog that i enjoy so much, and without alot of the mess!!

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 01/27/2011

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Cats are easier to care for Dogs need more attention
Dog are more social and I have 3…they are entertaining and fun and will actually interact with you, some cats do…but generally speaking they don’t, they will come by to have a good pet and purr and rub against you then they are off of their marry way…
Dogs are like people to me….they just are, at least mine are.
It depends on the person(s) who will be getting a cat or a dog to say which is the better pet.
Some people cant handle on dog let alone 3

Laura - posted on 01/27/2011

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I'm a dog person but I think they are more work than cats. But our Duke is part of our family and he's worth all the work. Except when he walks up right beside me and lets out a nasty fart like he just did. :) OMG where is my gas mask!!!

Joanna - posted on 01/27/2011

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I'm a dog person, but I enjoy both and think both have their pros and cons.

What's that joke though? A dog thinks "you feed me, you love me, you must be god!" But a cat thinks "you feed me, you love me, I must be god!"

Lady Heather - posted on 01/27/2011

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Cats are easier. No question. I can leave my cats alone for a couple of days if I want to go somewhere on the weekend. Dogs can't be left like that.

I feel awful saying this with my dogs lying right here, but I prefer cats. That isn't to say I always do - just in general. I've encountered more dogs that I really don't like that much than cats I don't like. I've only actually met two cats I didn't care for and they were both completely insane (not in a good way). My cats have certainly destroyed more of the house than the dogs. That's their only negative point to me.

As far as with kids - that completely depends on the animal. In my house we have one dog that loves her, one cat that loves her, one dog that is kind of scared of her, one cat that likes her sort of and another cat who is just cranky. Basically you need the right personality regardless of what animal it is.

Shauna - posted on 01/27/2011

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I have a cat and a dog. The cat box can stink, you have to clean it daily. I would only have a cat if i had to the space to have the cat box AWAY from everyone... like the basement. Which i luckily do. Dogs.... ARE ALOT OF WORK. i think everyone should have a fenced in backyard if they are dog owners. I see far too many dogs cooped up inside all day in tight quarters.

Caitlin - posted on 01/27/2011

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They have their advantages. I don't like having a stinkin litter box in my house, but I also don't like walking the dog in -40 degree weather. A cat is less demanding of attention for the most part, and doens't really play with you or wrestle like you can with a dog. You can go on vacation and leave your neighbour to check on the cat every 2 days to make sure theres water and stuff, on the other hand, if you go on vacation with a dog, you either bring it with you, pay boarding or have a friend take it depending on your friends and your dog of course.

Cassie - posted on 01/27/2011

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Neither. I am so not an animal person and want a pet about as much as I want a broken foot. :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/27/2011

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This is a tough one for me, so I was thinking it might be for others also. I love BOTH so very much, but my kids seem to love the cat more. So....I think for kids under 5, cats are better....for kids 5 and up,..dogs cause they can really start playing together...just my opinion though.

On that note, I cannot wait to move out of this apartment into a home and get a boxer....next year on the dog hope hope.

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