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    You don't actually dry your dishes in that rack do you??

    Heck no. Can't fit the dishes when the cat's there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    Dogs provide unconditional love, cats at best, range between ambiguity and hatred. My dogs don't eat crap and do lick your face. Oh the humanity!
    My boys fight to be on my lap and they greet me at the door when I get home from work. They also come when I call their names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    Heck no. Can't fit the dishes when the cat's there.
    After washing the cat, how do you get them to stay in the drying rack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    2 dogs, 3 cats, 0 kids.
    My scenario precisely! Props.
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    The hours we work are not conducive to having a dog (my wife disagrees, but I just don't think it's good for a dog to have both of its owners gone 11-12 hours every day). I'd like a cat, but my wife is allergic, so we're pet free at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    The hours we work are not conducive to having a dog (my wife disagrees, but I just don't think it's good for a dog to have both of its owners gone 11-12 hours every day). I'd like a cat, but my wife is allergic, so we're pet free at the moment.
    As nice as it is to have a dog, it's better to know you have considered the dog's needs/wants in your decision-making, as you have illustrated in the statement above. My wife is not at home for 13 hours of the day, and I'm usually gone for at least 8 hours per day, although I work very close to home, so I typically stop in and let them out to run at lunch every work day. Since we're both homebodies (of sorts), it gives us time to make up for the hours missed, but such is not the case for all families. If both of you are gone for long stretches of time, and then want to travel on off-days hassle-free, it's definitely better not to have a dog. I'm glad you see the practical side of it. Could you both give a dog a better life than a shelter/homelessness? I have no doubt you could, but if the dog never sees you, it might possibly not be living a very fulfilled life at home. One other thing to consider is the cost, which for some is a "Duh" statement, because of course you have to feed and vaccinate them...but most people don't know how much emergency procedures cost for household pets. I had two (dog and cat) get sick at the same time in July of 2012. Between MRI's, a spinal tap, a liver cytosis, etc., We ended up spending thousands of dollars in diagnostics alone. Both animals are healthy and happy now, but if most folks aren't ready or willing to put the cost into keeping them healthy, it's probably best to save one's self the stress and avoid having pets.

    TL;DR: I'm glad you're giving as much thought to the dog's situation as you are the act of owning a dog in itself...shows that you'd make a great pet-parent!
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    None right now.

    Otherwise both, every dog should have his own cat!

    Each of our last 2 dogs raised their own cat.

    Do not mess with a 105 Lb dog's cat, no good will come of it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
    None right now.

    Otherwise both, every dog should have his own cat!

    Each of our last 2 dogs raised their own cat.

    Do not mess with a 105 Lb dog's cat, no good will come of it for you.
    Heck. I had a 16lb orange tabby that ruled the house over two dogs (one of which was 100 lbs at the time). One claw stuck in the snout was usually all it took with any new dog in our house. That cat was one of the more people friendly cats I've seen. Even the young kids couldn't scare him away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    My boys fight to be on my lap and they greet me at the door when I get home from work. They also come when I call their names.

    I am just no cat fan. At least I don't trap them like a neighbour used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Heck. I had a 16lb orange tabby that ruled the house over two dogs (one of which was 100 lbs at the time). One claw stuck in the snout was usually all it took with any new dog in our house. That cat was one of the more people friendly cats I've seen. Even the young kids couldn't scare him away.
    One of the cats tried to take control. It is hard when the dog laughs at claws. That and maxing out at 120 and still jumping straight up and having his rear paws 2 feet clear of the floor when going after flies. Oh an did he got tire of the cat he just jumped on it and nearly smothered it while doing no harm.

    The puppies caught a raccoon once, Joey brought it off the hill carrying it in his mouth like a cat carrying a mouse, and like a cat with a mouse it was still very much alive. Alive enough I had to convince him to drop it from several feet away. Checked the dogs afterwards, not a scratch on either one. There was nothing near us the dogs needed to fear. The coyote pack was only 5 or so and the area has had humans long enough that there are no rattlesnakes.
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    I like all animals (except snails and ants)... as to pets, I have had dogs, cats, rats, gerbils, birds, fish, turtles, lizards etc. I have an affinity to cats. Dogs see us as a companion - the ruler or leader of the pack (or at least that's the way it should be). Cats see us as their protector/parent. Our homes as their shelter/safe place. While dogs see us as the ultimate friend/buddy, cats see us as their parent - their mommy. I don't need another friend... I especially like the relationhips I have had with my cats... when my current cat snuggles up on my lap for a head rub it is as much for my pleasure as his. Ther person who said cats are aloof and distance doesn't know cats well. I guess I have been lucky, all the cats that lived with me were sweet and loving...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Let's see, cats poop in the house and cover it in the litter box using their paws. They then jump up on counters where you prepare food. Dog, if trained properly don't do any of that. Oh, yeah you can train a cat not to do something when you're in the room with them, but once you leave... well, that another story. I like cats. I just wish they were more like dogs.
    Cats do clean their paws after they poop and most avoid stepping in poop... dogs... eat the poop covered with litter and then lick your face... I can train my cat not to jump on the counter. Its harder to train a dog not to lick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    Cats do clean their paws after they poop and most avoid stepping in poop... dogs... eat the poop covered with litter and then lick your face... I can train my cat not to jump on the counter. Its harder to train a dog not to lick!
    Can you really train them to do it when there is no one around? And just how do cats clean their paws? I'm guessing they don't use wipes from KFC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Can you really train them to do it when there is no one around? .
    My cat has never jumped up on the kitchen counter. Too fat and lazy. I place his food on a cadenza and he needs a step stool to jump up there. But I have trained other cats not to jump up. Cats are trainable.

    As to using wipes... I try not to think about all the cat butt juice that is around my home... his feet are the least of my worries....
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    The hours we work are not conducive to having a dog (my wife disagrees, but I just don't think it's good for a dog to have both of its owners gone 11-12 hours every day). I'd like a cat, but my wife is allergic, so we're pet free at the moment.
    A lot there can depend on the dog(s) in question along with the home.

    We had 2 big dogs that were telepathically joined and a decent yard. Doggie door and gone for 10 hours a day was no problem. Totally different situation for a dog stuck in the house.
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    Why choose between them when you can have CatDog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
    None right now.

    Otherwise both, every dog should have his own cat!

    Each of our last 2 dogs raised their own cat.

    Do not mess with a 105 Lb dog's cat, no good will come of it for you.
    My chihuahua has two 'sons'. She raised them after we found them at maybe 5 weeks of age. These days, each one makes two-three of her. They love her enough to come running if she yips..and she speaks more 'cat' then dog anymore.

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    This is the smaller cat. The other is bigger and more obviously a Siamese mix.
    Just one of those dirty pinko commies some people worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsrevenge View Post
    My chihuahua has two 'sons'. She raised them after we found them at maybe 5 weeks of age. These days, each one makes two-three of her. They love her enough to come running if she yips..and she speaks more 'cat' then dog anymore.

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    This is the smaller cat. The other is bigger and more obviously a Siamese mix.
    That is just too darned cute. Gotta love 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    The hours we work are not conducive to having a dog (my wife disagrees, but I just don't think it's good for a dog to have both of its owners gone 11-12 hours every day). I'd like a cat, but my wife is allergic, so we're pet free at the moment.

    Like Deeth82 says-good to consider dogs situation
    One thought- GREYHOUNDS live SMALL- don't need much exercise-and arrive house-broken to a remarkable degree
    Our current one ARTY real Diva- but during the most recent hurricane-Issac -
    she didn't urinate for 28 HOURS
    yeah 28 hours-held it THAT long
    It was a LONG EVENT- slow moving and Arty doesn't like getting her toes wet-or thunder
    so DESPITE my dragging her for a walk- WITH AN UMBRELLA COVERING HER BUT NOT ME
    She absolutely wouldn't urinate until it passed and she could urinate at her leisure
    with the usual sniffing -after 28 FREAKING hours she didn't just go out and urinate
    she wandered a bit-sniffed-almost urinated-changed her mind for a more suitable spot
    and FINALLY FINALLY urinated for over one minute

    My point GREYHOUNDS are low maintenance-no odor-rarely bark-rarely bite humans live small
    and would do just fine at HOME ALONE
    but would be happy to see you too
    yeah they aren't HIGH ENERGY dogs-
    They LOOK like they should be-but they are couch potatoes-no un-necessary exercise need apply!!
    I can't think of any other biggish athletic looking dogs that require so little in the way of exercise-
    yeah they are flat LAZY!!
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    Cats. I like other people's dogs for the most part. We currently only have one cat but have had as many as three concurrently. My family would like to have a dog but I know I'd be the one to have to walk it every day and I'm not willing to take on that additional responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeisis View Post
    Like Deeth82 says-good to consider dogs situation
    One thought- GREYHOUNDS live SMALL- don't need much exercise-and arrive house-broken to a remarkable degree
    Our current one ARTY real Diva- but during the most recent hurricane-Issac -
    she didn't urinate for 28 HOURS
    yeah 28 hours-held it THAT long
    It was a LONG EVENT- slow moving and Arty doesn't like getting her toes wet-or thunder
    so DESPITE my dragging her for a walk- WITH AN UMBRELLA COVERING HER BUT NOT ME
    She absolutely wouldn't urinate until it passed and she could urinate at her leisure
    with the usual sniffing -after 28 FREAKING hours she didn't just go out and urinate
    she wandered a bit-sniffed-almost urinated-changed her mind for a more suitable spot
    and FINALLY FINALLY urinated for over one minute

    My point GREYHOUNDS are low maintenance-no odor-rarely bark-rarely bite humans live small
    and would do just fine at HOME ALONE
    but would be happy to see you too
    yeah they aren't HIGH ENERGY dogs-
    They LOOK like they should be-but they are couch potatoes-no un-necessary exercise need apply!!
    I can't think of any other biggish athletic looking dogs that require so little in the way of exercise-
    yeah they are flat LAZY!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    Hmm, something to consider when we get ready.
    It would be nearly IMPOSSIBLE to get a better apartment/city/country dog than a greyhound
    1)Hearty-none of the genetic hip etc-problems of other somewhat sizable breeds
    2)No odor-no kidding-no doggy odor except when wet
    3) Very little hair so very little shedding
    4)probably LEAST likely breed to bite the neighbors kid-
    5) Eat "anything" food wise-human food greatly appreciated-arty even eats lettuce "leavings" and broccoli stems-and no special diets required
    6) Great travelers-just curl up and sleep-wake up for walks-no car sick tendencies
    7) Prettier than the neighbors dog(yes this is shallow of me-but true)
    8) OK in big crates-some folks crate them when they are out-no great need for this-but they don't mind

    Great recycled dogs!! Nice not to have doggy smelling house-of course with 4 cats-hardly matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeisis View Post
    It would be nearly IMPOSSIBLE to get a better apartment/city/country dog than a greyhound
    1)Hearty-none of the genetic hip etc-problems of other somewhat sizable breeds
    2)No odor-no kidding-no doggy odor except when wet
    3) Very little hair so very little shedding
    4)probably LEAST likely breed to bite the neighbors kid-
    5) Eat "anything" food wise-human food greatly appreciated-arty even eats lettuce "leavings" and broccoli stems-and no special diets required
    6) Great travelers-just curl up and sleep-wake up for walks-no car sick tendencies
    7) Prettier than the neighbors dog(yes this is shallow of me-but true)
    8) OK in big crates-some folks crate them when they are out-no great need for this-but they don't mind

    Great recycled dogs!! Nice not to have doggy smelling house-of course with 4 cats-hardly matters

    Welp, I'm sold...I mean, if our tiny house could shelter one more animal, I'd make it a greyhound...my dogs stink constantly, lol.
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    Yep
    I was stunned when my wife brought home our first greyhound- Isis-1998 -no doggy stink
    When I was a kid we had Beagles-sweet dogs-very active-but as doggy smelling as can be
    But the greyhounds-no odor-oddest thing!
    Of course-4 indoor cats-guessing our house has cat odor-but not that distinctive doggy odor!!

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