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Cat People Versus Dog People

by Staff

in For Our Pets

Forget about political debates pitting Democrats against Republicans. The real debate lies in cat people versus dog people. On the rare occasion, you’ll run into a true animal lover who has a few of each (cats and dogs, not politicians), as well as a few other furry pets, like hamsters or guinea pigs. However, most people either have a dog (or a couple dogs) or a cat (or a bunch of cats, since cat lovers prefer their pets in packs.) Here’s the breakdown, complete with reasons:

Cat people think that dogs are too high maintenance. Granted, they do have a point, since dogs, for the most part, have to use the back lawn as their bathrooms, while cats are happy to use a litter-filled box in the basement. Cats are also highly independent, and will play by themselves, or chase each other around. Most dogs need constant companionship, and want you to play with them, usually when you’re busy with another task or two.

Dog people will state their case as, “my dog(s) greet me at the door when I come home!” This is true. Many dogs are SO happy to see their owners that they run to the door with their tails wagging. Cats, on the other hand, usually don’t care, or at least show their feelings if they do. It’s not unusual to see a cat look up indifferently when his or her owner walks in, then start licking their paw like they could care less that you made it back in one piece.

Cat people think that dog people are a little crazy, and dog people feel the same way about cat people, while the multiple-pet households end up stuck in the middle of the debate. Will the vicious, snarky, great pet debate ever end? Possibly, but who really knows?

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