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Are you a cat person or a dog person?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 13, 2009

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“Dog person. They’re more of a companion, more of a buddy.”

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“I am a cat person. They’re much more human. They don’t always do what you want them to do.”

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“I’m a cat person. (They’re) low maintenance and self-sustaining.”

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“Dog person. They cuddle and they’re loyal.”


RoeDapple 8 years, 11 months ago

Deer person. Taste better than opossum or raccoon.........

Catzilla 8 years, 11 months ago

Cat Lady. My estrogen level increases when I just think about my cat!

ohjayhawk 8 years, 11 months ago

With 4 dogs, I guess I'd have to go with dog person.

Maddy Griffin 8 years, 11 months ago

Dog person. They are so eager to please. Cats are sneaky.

ButterfliesAreAngels 8 years, 11 months ago

Ha, i'm just going to go with animal person :) With 2 dogs, 3 cats, a guinea pig, a rabbit, and 3 cockatiels there just isn't any other way to go!

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 11 months ago

Cat person. Deion is so cute, and sweet and charming. He loves to watch the water swirl down the bowl when I flush. He stands up with his front paws on the bowl and his head moves in circles as the water moves, and then he looks up at me and meows, like, do it again! He loves his Pooh blanky and runs ahead of anyone into the bedroom, it is on the bed, to make sure someone doesn't take it. He refuses to play with his mouse that has a computer chip, so it back away from what it runs into, and runs around in circles and squeaks. He is named after Deion Sanders.

slowplay 8 years, 11 months ago

I like the taste of cat, but prefer dogs for campanionship.

jonas_opines 8 years, 11 months ago

I have 3 real cats, one real dog, and one cat who thinks that he is a dog. So I guess about tied.

Chris Ogle 8 years, 11 months ago

Xbus,'s not what you do with the cat, it's what the cat chooses to do with you,

You just helped me figure out why I don't like cats, MD.... I knew it was something, but couldn't my finger on it... thanks

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 11 months ago

Cats are much nicer than dogs. They don't exhibit bad behavior.

Dayle Hodges 8 years, 11 months ago

Dogs. Definitly. I still like cats, and I am an overall animal lover (except reptiles--sorry!), but I will hopefully always have a dog in my life.

salad 8 years, 11 months ago

The dog pays his way: cleans the floor of dropped food and spills from kids, protects the house when we're gone, acts as our intruder alarm at night, does what he is told, LOVES to play frisbee, and fetches the paper from the driveway with 100% delivery rate regardless of the weather. The cat simply creates work: spits up on the carpet, cries at night to wake us up for no reason, pees on beds and furniture, craps on beds and furniture, requires his own toilet that we have to clean, sheds everywhere but refuses a bath, and does nothing whatsoever to contribute to the household. They live too long too. No more cats...not ever again.

RedwoodCoast 8 years, 11 months ago

Living in town, I'm definitely a cat person. The only situation in which I would consider a dog would be a nice spread in the country so I don't have to walk the stupid thing. And, hey, when has anyone ever known a dog to bring you birds that it just caught?

RoeDapple 8 years, 11 months ago

Sorry Redwood, a good retriever will do exactly that. Our cat, on the other hand has taken to urinating in the kitchen sink, and last week caught a mouse in the basement and created a bloodbath all over the basement flooring. Didn't know whether to thank him or boot him out the door. ;-)

mom_of_three 8 years, 11 months ago

I had a cat who could fetch, and was so smart, and then you could have called me a cat person. Now, I am a dog person, a russell terrier person.

daschie88 8 years, 11 months ago

Dog. Definitely. There's just something about those puppy dog eyes that get me everytime.

SusieCreamcheeze 8 years, 11 months ago

Pony girl ...with 4 dogs and 2 cats - who think they are I guess I am a dog person. I have had more dogs than cats in my life time..but more pony's than dogs...toooooo many $$$ spent on wonder I will never stop working and can't ever leave home for more than 2 days....wouldn't have it anyother way.

passionatelibra 8 years, 11 months ago

Even though I grew up with dogs, I am mostly a cat person. I have 2 cats and they fit in with my lifestyle. I don't think I irritate them much, well, except when I dare to roll over in bed. Then I irritate the heck out of them. One has taken to just hogging my pillow and keeping the top of my head warm. I usually find the other one under my bed in the morning. I think I've squished her one time too many...

Marcy McGuffie 8 years, 11 months ago

Dogs! Cats have creeped me out my entire life - then, I had to go and marry a guy who has two cats. That's love. I've gotten used to them, but am by far a dog person. My dogs don't get on the counters or table, they don't overeat and throw up all the time and they want to please me! Cats are so annoying with their whole attitude that they are letting me live in "their" house. And when they run out of food - they are SO whiny! I'm not a fan of the fact that one of our cats feels the need to bring birds, bats and snakes into the house, either. Dogs on the other hand...are so darned cuddly, sweet and fiercely loyal.

coolmom 8 years, 11 months ago

dog person for sure, i tolerate cats but ultimately married a man who is severely allergic to cat and cat by products.

RoeDapple 8 years, 11 months ago

blue73harley (Anonymous) says… "Jeez - I am a lemur person."

Was wondering what happened to the lemurs. they always sneak in when there are animals involved

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 11 months ago

My cat has never, and I mean never, done any of the above mentioned things. I think you people need to spay/neuter your cat and that would solve all those problems. Deion has never jumped on the kitchen counter. He only uses his litter box. He has a designer water/food bowl set that is lovely and set on a nice tray. Deion has his own Pooh blankey. A lot of toys. Deion is sweet and wonderful and adorable. I love him more than anything and would be miserable without him.

passionatelibra 8 years, 11 months ago

My cats are spayed and neutered and they are still a pain in the patookus.

I once had a cat who would try to use our bathtub as a litter box. Once we changed the litter we used and made sure her box was kept very clean, she stopped.

I keep a water bottle around to squirt the 2 I have if they jump up where they don't belong. They learned quickly what they can and can't do. Very seldom do I have to pick up the water bottle and just that action makes them stop. They know what's going to happen.

The male still whines whenever he wants anything, be it a treat or an extra belly rub. Heck, their food dish could be stuffed full of food and their water dish filled with fresh cool water and he still whines.

The female still is standoff-ish and queen of anything that crinkles. She's also the mad hunter who destroys my house in the process of capturing a stray moth.

But in the end this is the way I see it, I have children who aren't much different so it isn't anything unusual in my house LOL

Kirk Larson 8 years, 11 months ago

(Cat over shoulder) I was raised with dogs, but after being away from home a while I discovered I was a cat person. I find what distinguishes the two: dog people want to be in control, they want a creature who sucks up, tries to please them; cat people are more pron to go with the flow, realize that if they treat the cat well it will respond in (relative) kind. Cats are like roommates who don't pay rent and don't have keys.

passionatelibra 8 years, 11 months ago

I love it cappy! You said it perfectly :o)

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