Which makes a better pet: A dog or a cat? – Part 78

Which Is The Better Pet, Dog Or Cat?

This is a tough question to answer since there is no right or wrong. The answer lies in the person wanting the pet. I, myself, have both but if it were necessary to choose, it would be the dog that had a home with me.

I like a pet that will forgive me for my failings and love me even if I don’t have a can of cat food in my hand.

I live in the country, so a good mouser is a must. My cats keep the mice out of my house and the gophers out of my garden. They come in to eat and then go back outside to chase whatever moves in the brush. They do stop to cuddle on my lap occasionally but not often.

This also means that I can have really big dogs. We have at this time, two Labs, two Black and Tan Coon Hounds and one Bloodhound. The Bloodhound is my house pet even though she is pushing a hundred pounds and drools. She was hit by a car when she was younger and living in a nearby city. This left her with some physical limitations. When the woman that owned her at the time realized she could not care for her any longer, she sent the dog to live with me.

I wouldn’t trade her for a million dollars. She has given me so many good times. I am constantly laughing at her antics. The extra skin that frames her face when her nose is to the ground makes her look comedic. Her long soft ears and floppy lips are usually damp with slobber but with daily cleaning we manage to keep her looking and smelling pretty good. She always has time for a good behind-the-ear scratching.

We rotate the other two hounds, keeping one in the house so the Bloodhound has someone to play with, and the other will take his or her turn in the kennel. This way they all get lots of attention and feel like they are part of the family.

The two Labs don’t come in to often because I could never get them housetrained. They live outside in their kennels and the kids spend time with them everyday. They are not my favorite breed since they have too much energy to be inside and they chew on everything. They also bark at anything that moves whether it be real or in their imaginations.

Yes, you guessed it, I love my hounds. They make the best pets. They’re quiet, calm and loving as well as just plain funny. They are a ton of laughs.

I guess if I had to say which makes the better pet, I would have to say hound dogs are my favorites. If I lived in an apartment somewhere, I would have to say a cat is better because I really don’t care for little dogs. Large dogs need space and the city or amall apartment is no place for them.

So, like I said at the beginning, there is no right or wrong answer. It all depends on the person’s situation and what they want out of a pet.

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