- Pets and Animals
Twenty Ways That Cats Are Better Than Dogs
An Ode To The Feline Species
I would like to proclaim something right now: I am a fanatical, card-carrying cat person.
Whenever I see one of our feline friends, I go nuts because they are absolutely precious.
Now don't misunderstand me here - I like dogs, too. Being man's best friend, they are very loyal creatures who often make it a habit of brightening up your day while exuding mass quantities of energy.
However, I must state that I do prefer cats by a fairly wide margin; here are the reasons why that is so:
1. Cats are lower maintenance than dogs. You don't have to walk them or use pooper scoopers for them - and they don't need leashes.
2. Cats are more independent than dogs. They are not nearly as needy and they hover over you far less than their doggie counterparts.
3. You don't have to give a cat baths. In fact, they often don't like them, as they prefer to clean themselves.
4. Cats are less messy. While they do scratch furniture and curtains and leave a bad smell in the cat box, all you need is a good scratching post and some odor-killing litter to counter that.
5. Speaking of cat boxes, unlike canines who leave their urine and bowel movements on the floor if not walked, felines bury their bodily wastes.
6. Try getting peace and quiet with a barking dog nearby with their owners away; it's a very annoying nuisance. I once had to file a formal complaint with the manager of our condominium complex because a neighbor's dog would loudly and incessantly bark on his master's porch at all times of the day, with the owners doing nothing about it.
Let's put it like this - I've never seen a muzzle for a cat, and I have definitely never seen a cat wearing one. That is saying something.
7. Certain types of dogs have been known to turn on their masters and bark and growl in a mean way whenever people pass by where they are. Cats don't do that.
8. Cats don't jump all over you when you come home from work or school - at least not nearly as much as dogs.
9. When one compares the biggest felines to the biggest canines, it's clear that cats are much more preferable because they are easier to handle and are still smaller than the biggest dogs.
10. If you're the type of person that values privacy, cats are perfect because they are better at occupying themselves. You have to keep a dog entertained a lot more.
11. Cats are more flexible, have better agility, and can leap higher.
12. Most folks, I imagine, would rather hear and feel the sound of purring than the sound of panting.
13. Unlike dogs, cats don't slobber.
14. Generally speaking, cats are better able to feed and take care of themselves than dogs if set free to forage on their own.
15. Dogs are like pre-school boys in their level of maturity. Much like girls, cats tend to be more mature.
16. Felines are less likely to knock over things and mess up the house. Their canine counterparts are more likely to do such; that's why they are often left on the porch or kept outside in the yard.
17. Meows are more pleasing to the ear than barks, howls and growls.
18. Cats sleep for much of the day, leaving you more able to do your thing. Dogs - not so much.
19. Cats make canines seem like boys with ADHD; they are that much more mellower that way.
20. There's nothing like watching a cat sleep on a windowsill in the sun. It's like zen meditation.
Although I know full well that there are lots of dog lovers and entrenched dog people out there who will vehemently disagree with these reasons, these are my rationalizations as to why our feline friends need to be considered for taking the title of man's best friend away from canines.
In the meantime, I welcome a debate on dogs and cats and why one is better than the other; as I stand by my strong belief of the superiority of felines, I'm also looking forward to reading the counter hub of why dogs are better than cats.