Which makes a better pet: A dog or a cat? – Part 64

April 7, 2010 by  
Filed under All about Cats

It is my opinion that a dog makes a much better pet than a cat. I have owned both and have never developed the close relationship and affection for a cat that is very easy to develop for a dog.

I believe that both pets have their place in the hearts of people. I also believe that cats are better suited to the personalities of some people. I, however, am not one of those people. A cat gives the impression, in most circumstances, that you are of no real consequence in it’s life. They act as though you are a servant and that your only real purpose is to provide sustenance and the occasional rub. Now, I know that this is a “stereotypical” statement and that there are cats that go against the grain but for the most part this has been my experience with the ones I have met. A dog, on the other hand, acts as though their entire world revolves around you and your family. They love with their entire bodies. I have never seen a cat that could do this. When a dog loves you, they just shake and tremble when they see you, as though they just can’t contain themselves. I have even had some that lost control of their bladders they were so excited. A cat sees you and they saunter past without even another glance.

A dog can easily provide comfort and a sense of well-being by their mere presence. I have heard people that criticize the fact that dogs are so dependent and needy, but isn’t that why most people want a pet? To have someone to depend on them and need them? Dogs also have a wonderful way of “wearing their hearts on their sleeves” so to speak. If a dog doesn’t like you, you know it. A cat will sense that you don’t cats and go out of their way to jump in your lap and wrap themselves around your legs, knowing that they don’t like you any more than you like them. A dog, on the other hand, will sense that you don’t like them and snarl right back at you and most likely avoid you.

Now, I know that there are many that say, with a cat, you don’t have to worry about being attacked and seriously injured. I will admit that a large dog can do some serious damage to a person if it decides to attack but then again, if a cat could attain the size and strength of, let’s say, a Pit Bull or a Rottwieller, then they too could do equal damage. I don’t think it is fair to blame the dog just because God chose to make them larger than the average house cat.

In conclusion, I personally prefer dogs to cats and think they make better pets due to their more overt loving and enthusiastic personalities. They provide the feeling of being needed and also fulfill the need for love in people. They are loyal and devoted.

I have an almost six year old daughter who has been begging for a dog for several years now and I just hope that she gets to experience the love and devotion of a dog very soon. Some of the best years of my life were shared with two of the best dogs in the world.

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