In last week’s blog I light-heartedly gave reasons why cats rock it and are better pets than dogs. Dog owners, it’s your turn this week. Why are dogs the better pet?
* Dogs are loyal and you are their very best friend- cats are aloof and standoffish.
Dogs are renowned for being devoted pets that are just so happy to see you. Cats are often less enthused – they generally are out to please themselves. You are their source of food.
Dogs are generally people pets – they want to please their owners and are so excited to see you. That old saying “Dog’s have masters, cats have slaves” is quite true. Whilst some cats can be a bit standoffish and can ignore you even if you are right near them, many love a cuddle and are very affectionate.
* Dogs are a social animal.
You can take them for walks, to the park, to a friends place with dogs, Tradies often take their dogs to work and they can play with their doggy friends for hours. Cats don’t do play dates well and don’t really appreciate other strange cats. Play-dates are not something you can get most cats involved in. Dogs can also be a great way to meet men/women if that’s what you are looking for – remember the movie Must Love Dogs?
* Dogs are great protectors and good guardians of the house and it’s occupants.
Cats, mine for example, would just take refuge in a safe hiding place and the house could be robbed. I doubt any self-respecting thief would tremble at the thought of a fluffy Persian inside. A barking, teeth-baring Rottweiler on the other hand would deter said thief. Beware, however, that if your dog bites an intruder, they can actually sue you for damages. Ridiculous law, I know. It also applies if they trip over a hose in your yard and break an ankle so keep those hoses and pooches under control as well.
- Dogs are said to be smarter than cats – I am doubtful this is a sound argument. Cats are very smart… they just choose to use their intelligence for different purposes.
Dogs however are very smart I will agree. They are used as drug dogs, guide dogs (if I was a blind or sight impaired person I probably wouldn’t rely on my cats to get around I will admit), police dogs, bomb dogs, farm dogs, and many other useful purposes. Many breeds excel in agility/obedience training as well as in shows.
- Dogs are great exercise partners.
Bigger dogs will happily run with you for a great distance – little dogs have a little less stamina as a rule however happy to run around chasing balls, Frisbees and most dogs love the beach.
You can take a cat for a walk on a leash but it’s a slow walk and they are more interested in sniffing and investigating smells. You won’t get Fluffy to go to the park with you and the majority wouldn’t be seen dead at the beach. I have heard of cats at the beach but it’s a rarity.
So, dog owners – what other reasons do you think dogs rock the pet stakes? Make your comments below.
Cat owners – time to stand up for your beloved felines and vote!
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