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Old 12-16-13, 06:16 PM   #1
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cats vs dogs?

which do you prefare and why? first let me say if the cat is freindly and walks up to me i like that kinda cat.but ima dog person mainly because they will always be loyal to you cats just are loyal to who feeds them
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Old 12-16-13, 07:21 PM   #2
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Dogs are high maintenance relative to cats.
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Both.

I have 4 cats and have lived with cats for 30 years. They are loyal and loving but fiercely independent. If you invest the time and effort from the get-go, with attention and play, they can be nearly as openly affectionate as a dog. Especially around 6Am and PM, LOL !.

I do multi-day babysitting for my sister-in-laws dogs on occasion and find dogs to be lovey-dovey out of the box. I would keep these 2 dogs in a heartbeat but would not much enjoy the morning walks.
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I've lived with cats all my life, but house-sat with dogs. Cats are self-cleaning furniture. Dogs are overly energetic children. Whatever.

FWIW: Mango has learned to fetch. It's pretty interesting to watch him chase after an elastic hair tie that I shoot across the room.

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I'm a cat person. We now have 4 greyhounds ranging in weight from 65 to 100 lbs. Took in a little old cat. She has the hounds in line.

I can't chose between the two. Maybe one hound & two cats.
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I've had both, but currently just the two dogs. Higher maintenance, of course. More affectionate, absolutely. But the cat (Maggie R.I.P) was a sweet mostly Siamese fuzzball. Also, cats do not pull people on skis nearly as well as dogs.
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Dogs please. But I also like birds.
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We have a dog, a cat, three parrots, a bearded dragon, and a hedgehog... we love them all.

Only the hedgehog seems to hate attention from anyone but my daughter... the hedgehog is filled with hate and spikes when it comes to anyone else but she is damn cute.

As for the cat and the dog, they have sorted things out between themselves and I have caught them napping together and by together I mean within a few inches of each other and one day the dog was under the covers and the cat used her as a pillow.

Until she realized the pillow was the dog.

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A dog person all my life . A dog will greet you at the door with its tail wigging no matter what kind of crappy day you had in the office . He /she will keep you fit for those walks in all kind of weather condition . What's not like about dogs .
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Also, cats do not pull people on skis nearly as well as dogs.
They do if you get the right cat:
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Both. I like taking my dog for walks and visiting and even popping her into a basket for a bike ride (she's a 4 pounder, no running for her!)

I like cuddling and playing with my cats.

Dog is an underlining. Cats are.. not.

I also like fish and birds and lizards...
Can't pick!
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Cat; want to go away for the weekend, leave out extra food and water. They poop in a box, inside. Odor can be a problem, but in the basement when it is 10 degrees, who cares. Cat will show affection. They will give a certain comfort when they sit on you. They keep the vermin level low. I cannot count how many heads, tail, intestines, I have found on the front steps, or on the deck. Even had a cat that got a squirrel. The best was the rabbit head, just the head, no body or ears, looking in the door. But you do have to take the occasional pile of feathers.
Dog; want to go away, you have to pay a kennel, or have someone to take them out three times a day. They smell. They eat lots. They poop lots. But it is nice to come home to wagging tails. They bark at the door bell, animals in the yard, the delivery guys, when they feel like it. They have to go out to poop, rain, snow sun, day and night. They will protect the family more than a cat.
We currently have two dogs, one 120 lbs, the other 40 lbs. no cats. We also have a turtle with no feet.
At one time though, we had seven(7) cats, that was bizarre.
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Cats are satan's doorway to this world.
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Anyone who complains about cats not being affectionate isn't in tune. It is much harder to win the affection of a feline. Dogs are simple; establish dominance, rules, routines and they fall in line. Some can be more difficult than others, but the program is the same with maybe some tweaks.

A feline's trust needs to be earned; yup, feeding is a gateway but it takes much more effort than that. Cats don't respond at all to negative reinforcement, they simply don't get it. They're easily on par with canines in terms of intellect, but it isn't a pack mindset, and most folks don't know how to operate with an animal outside that realm.
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Old 12-17-13, 10:53 AM   #15
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Dogs are high maintenance relative to cats.
This. Also, as I have gotten older, I have gotten more repulsed by the wet, slimy parts on the front of a dogs head. Some people say a dogs mouth is cleaner than a humans, but I have never seen a human that could lick his own nether regions. The good thing with dogs is that they can be trained to take their business outside, where as cats instinctively bury it in a box of sand that my wife insists on keeping inside, for her cats, which I am responsible for cleaning.

As far as friendly goes, all cats, and dogs, are individuals. We have three cats. The oldest has an almost canine attraction to people and is a glutton for human affection. The woman at the pound we got her from when she was about a year old told us she had belonged to an elderly woman who died on her. The second one is a phantom who only exposes herself to me, my wife, and her adult daughter. If we have any guests, she will bury herself in under the dirty laundry until she is sure the coast is clear. The one the daughter brought with her after a breakup is downright psychotic. The last two had come from feral litters.

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They do if you get the right cat:
This fella is big enough. He could learn the mushing commands. But how about the Don't Eat Me command?
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Old 12-17-13, 11:42 AM   #17
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Cats for me please, we had dogs when I grew up but I've been owned by cats since the late 80's.
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Both. I currently have one of each but have had cats and dogs since '95.
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Dogs for me, if anything, for the foreseeable future.

Big dogs.

Big dogs chase coyotes. Cats and small dogs are dinner for coyotes.

BTW any dog I have ever had got along fine with cats. The first was when I was a kid, feral cat had kitten in the garage. At first no one could get close to them. She finally gave in when she went out hunting and came back to find the dog giving them a bath.

Friend dog from school ended up with me. He was a cat chaser. I take him to my parent home and who is in the entryway? Lucky, our dog chasing cat. They got along fine from the first meeting. Somewhere I have a picture of them and Ishmael, my pet squirrel, by the pool.

Each of the Hell hounds raised their own cat. God have mercy on anyone who messed with Wheatley's cat. Folks still remember a 105 Lb dog carrying his kitten in his mouth, just like a mother cat.
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Dogs are the best companion by far. Cats are the best target by far.
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, where as cats instinctively bury it in a box of sand that my wife insists on keeping inside, for her cats, which I am responsible for cleaning.
That's more of a marriage thing than a cat\dog thing. About 23 years ago, my wife and I decided that I would temporrarily tkae over all cat box maintainence whisle she was pregnant. That temporrary arangement lasted until the year befor last, when our last cat died.
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Cats are the best target by far.
I'd say people trump all in terms of target entertainment value.
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Dogs for me, if anything, for the foreseeable future.

Big dogs.

Big dogs chase coyotes.
Yup... Big shepherds for me. Great animal, if the stock is good $$$$$ and you don't run into hip issues.
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Best dog I ever had was inherited from a friend who died of cancer. He was a lab/pit bull mix and the best Frisbee catcher I had the pleasure to know.
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Anyone who complains about cats not being affectionate isn't in tune. It is much harder to win the affection of a feline. Dogs are simple; establish dominance, rules, routines and they fall in line. Some can be more difficult than others, but the program is the same with maybe some tweaks.

A feline's trust needs to be earned; yup, feeding is a gateway but it takes much more effort than that. Cats don't respond at all to negative reinforcement, they simply don't get it. They're easily on par with canines in terms of intellect, but it isn't a pack mindset, and most folks don't know how to operate with an animal outside that realm.
My current cat as well as my previous one are/were incredibly friendly from the start. They love people, even visitors. Heck my current dog, while sweet in her own right, is more aloof than the cats.
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