Are you a Dog or Cat Person?
Dog or Cat or Both?
If asked if you are dog person or a cat person, what would you answer? Can the answer be, both? Is it possible to be both a dog person and a cat person at the same time?
The answer is a definitive, yes, in my opinion.
Many people I know, myself included, grew up with cats and dogs. I thought it was strange that some families only had one pet in the family. To have both was normal to me. Of course, I grew up with other pets too, we had fish, hamsters, rabbits and birds. We were just a family that loved all animals. We included these animals as part of our family and loved each and every one of them.
We would take in strays, find hurt animals and nurse them back to health. Anytime an animal was found, they ended up at our house and my Mother was more than happy to help. We were brought up to cherish all forms of life and care for those who could not take care of themselves. I carry that lesson with me to this day and try to teach others also. Life is short and we should do what we can to help every living creature.
But, I am getting sidetracked. Our topic is cats and dogs and what it means to be cat person, dog person or both?
Dog people are generally more extroverted, more agreeable and more conscientious than cat people.
Cat people are generally more neurotic and more open than dog people.
To be both a cat person and a dog person, does this mean you are a combination of the two?
To what extent are these true?
Is the cat & dog person just a pet lover in general? I feel I am. I love all pets, and sometimes wish I could have many varieties in my family, if I could afford it and had the space.
Whether a cat, dog, both or even just a pet person in general, it can be agreed that all animals brought into a family, deserve love and attention. They should be treated with respect and treated as part of the family, farm living excluded. Pets are an important part of all our lives, if you don't have any, chances are you know someone who does.
If you are against having any pets, do yourself a favor and get one.
Start off with a gold fish, it will change your entire world.
No matter what type of pet you decide on, always adopt from shelters, pounds or rescue centers.
Which are you??
Dog VS. Cat:
Let's take a look at what makes the better pet, cat or dog.
As far as companionship, most people would say wholeheartedly, dog. Which I would agree. But, cats can be great great companions also. My cat, Chloe, is a great companion. She likes attention, but not overbearing. She likes to sit and watch TV with us. She likes to play games and does not meow too often.
Again, dog wins. And again, cats can be a lot of fun too. They like to chase things, and laser pointers are their arch enemy, lol. Hide and seek is a fun game to play with both cats and dogs, but cats generally are better at it. Nothing is better than playing fetch with a dog!
Well, cats tend to not go outdoors, but when they do, they will generally go off own their own. Dogs are easily trained to sit or stay and come when called for the most part. Either pet, when not properly trained is a nuisance! So, the winner is a dog.
This is a tough one. Dogs are easily trained, does that make them smarter? Cats are smart enough to get humans to do their bidding. A toss up.
Either way, no matter how you look at it, every dog or cat is different from the next. They have personalities and quirks, just like us humans. They are individuals and should be treated as such. A lot of what makes a dog or cat a good pet, depends on us as caregivers. Just like our children, if we bring them up correctly, we hope they will turn out OK. In some instances no matter what we do, we may have a bad one on our hands.
But, with all this being said, we do our best to give our pets a good loving and nurturing home to live in. We offer security and comfort, and room to grow and exercise. We provide good food, so they will have a long and fulfilling life.
This is what it means to be a pet owner, if you cannot offer these things, please get a pet rock!!