Cats Vs. Dogs -- Which do you prefer?Posted Sun, Feb 3, 2008 in:
I’ve had both dogs and cats as pets over the years, but I’ve always preferred the cats.
I figure it could be an interesting exercise to put some thought into why this is so.
After some time thinking I came up with a list of attributes of cats and comparable attributes of dogs. It’s clear I have a strong bias toward cats.
The list I came up with, after the jump…
|scratch things||=||chew things|
|poop in a box||>||poop on your lawn|
|when not fixed, they sometimes spray/rub their privates on the floor||>||male or female, whether or not they are fixed, they hump legs/kids/cats/other dogs whenever they get a chance|
|happy to enjoy the sunlight through a window/watch squirrels and birds from inside||>||have to be taken out for a walk every day or they go insane|
|drool when they get older||>||drool from the day they are born to the day they die|
|climb on tables and counters||=||steal food from counters and tables|
|keep themselves fairly clean, rarely stink||>||need to be cleaned by a person, stink most of the time, especially when wet|
|don't like water, but that's ok because of the previous item||>||love water, and that's bad because of the previous item|
|lick themselves and get in your face when they want attention||>||lick themselves and/or eat poop, then try to lick you in the face|
Basically, dogs are noisy, smelly, and tend to require more care and attention than cats.
Plus, when I pet a dog I feel the desire to wash my hands immediately afterward. With cats, I don’t get that.