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Which do you prefer as a pet, dogs or cats?

Response Percent Votes
Dogs
 
50% 674
Cats
 
23% 321
Both
 
18% 246
Neither
 
6% 84
I prefer another animal
 
1% 15
Total 1340

Comments

jumpin_catfish 4 years, 11 months ago

Cats and those enslaved by them cannot be trusted.

50YearResident 4 years, 11 months ago

consumer1 (Anonymous) says…

Clearly this poll proves dog lover get up earlier than cat lovers. I am joking of course, but it will be interesting to see if the numbers change around 10 am. will they flip ?

Of course Dog lovers get up earlier, the reason is cats crap inside the house and dogs have the courtesy to go outside. :0)

Cait McKnelly 4 years, 11 months ago

Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.

The way a dog thinks: They feed me, they they play with me, they take care of me, they love me. They must be gods! The way a cat thinks: They feed me, they they play with me, they take care of me, they love me. I must be a god!

50YearResident 4 years, 11 months ago

As to cait48's comment, Dogs think: I have found a true friend. Cats think: Wow, I have found a real sucker.

labmonkey 4 years, 11 months ago

A good dog will save your life. Fat Chance with a cat.

K_Verses_The_World 4 years, 11 months ago

Monkeys - they are more versatile:

Well, I set my monkey on the log And ordered him to do the Dog He wagged his tail and shook his head And he went and did the Cat instead He's a weird monkey, very funky.

Bob Dylan I Shall Be Free No 10

spenmar 4 years, 11 months ago

Cats are self sufficient. You only need to leave them water, food and a litter box. I have left my cat for 10-14 days....triple water, triple food and two litter boxes.....cat is all good. A dog? Dogs not smart enough. They will use the bathroom all over your house and have a low self esteem that they will bark and bark and bark saying "were is my master"? If you raise your cat right they are amazing pets...... Dogs = Part-Time Job aka High Maintenance

Kirk Larson 4 years, 11 months ago

Dogs are for people who feel they have to be in control. Cats are for people who are wise enough to know that they are not in control.

Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 11 months ago

I'm with spenmar and Cappy on this one. I've had both and I prefer cats.

I used to have an indoor/outdoor cat when I was kid. Once the neighbor's 10-year-old Collie (think Lassie) started giving him the business...my cat scratched his nose and that giant dog ran for it's life!

tomatogrower 4 years, 11 months ago

I wouldn't mind having a dog, but it does tie you down. If you don't spend time with a dog, they become psychotic. As long as you feed the cat and scoop the poop, and pet them now and then, they are happy. Not to mention I never have mice, at least not for very long.

overthemoon 4 years, 11 months ago

"The way a dog thinks: They feed me, they they play with me, they take care of me, they love me. They must be gods! The way a cat thinks: They feed me, they they play with me, they take care of me, they love me. I must be a god!"

From Cait. Very good. I am a cat person, but I can not disagree with this simple assessment of dog v cat!!!

Our current cat knows how to be entertaining just enough to keep us buying food for him. Just barely!

plivanec 4 years, 11 months ago

Why would someone want a pet that they don't have to spend time with...what's the point? Cats are too independent...and to me, that's not a good thing. Dogs would do anything for their "master"...and cats could care less.

Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 11 months ago

I like the way cats aren't completely dependent. If you want a pet that can't live without a "master" then get a dog.

JDenny1985 4 years, 11 months ago

I love my cat!! I have had her going on 14 years now!

Ricky_Vaughn 4 years, 11 months ago

Besides, if you earn a cat's trust, they will come looking for you when you come home, much like a dog does. It's not that cat's don't love their owners...they just have lives of their own too!

Mary Darst 4 years, 11 months ago

I have 2 dogs and 1 cat. I guess there are things about both that I like. Most of the cats I have had, have been very affectionate and a little needy. My dogs, well they are a pain in the A sometimes, But I love them dearly. They give us so much joy and entertainment. Have lived both ways, with them and with out them. Having a dog just completes our life. They are sure not as much trouble as children are.

diplomacy205 4 years, 11 months ago

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tomatogrower 4 years, 11 months ago

Dogs would do anything for their “master”…and cats could care less.

Wrong. We had a cat who would cuddle up to us any time we were sad. When my daughter's paternal great grandmother died, she was crying and nothing I said or did helped, but then Moonie came up to her and started purring and she calmed down and petted him. I am not home enough to spend time with a dog, but I love coming home to my cats. When I retire, perhaps I'll get a dog, but I wouldn't be a very responsible dog owner right now.

Mel Briscoe 4 years, 11 months ago

i love them both but i do slightly prefer cats-- less maintenance. clean the litterbox, feed them, put down water and put them occasionally and everything is cool.

puddleglum 4 years, 11 months ago

I think flavor of most dogs beats the flavors of most cats. except wildcats.
Traditionally, Wildcats are prepared twice a year in the late winter months. Typically, a nice BBQ-ing of kitttycats is observed yearly at allen fieldhouse west aka bramlage in manhattan. This BBQ party was strangely absent the last time we won the championship (guess we were too busy preparing recipes for memphis tiger) But the streak is back in order again-so it shouldn't be too hard to find tickets. Most preferred in March is the home-cooked 'kittycat' stew served up at good ol' allen fieldhouse, here in Lawrence. some may find the purple coloring to be best covered with a creamy gravy. Be careful not to under-bake as this causes a distinctive 'gamey' flavor. Yellow Tigers are just too chewy.

Blessed4x 4 years, 11 months ago

I know that I prefer dogs. Cats are simply too stringy and there is very little dark meat.

alm77 4 years, 11 months ago

I'd like to know where you people get cats that only need occasional petting. My two furballs jump on my laptop, squeeze in between me and my book, lay on my lap while I'm watching TV, and then they follow me to bed where one lays on my pillow and the other by my knees. Every day. Every night. They are total cuddlers. I couldn't even get through this post without one of them on my arm right now!!

The only really annoying thing they do is try to trip me every morning on the way to the food bowl. The most difficult human feat is walking down stairs with two cats between your ankles before you've had your first cup of coffee!!

keith manies 4 years, 11 months ago

We have both, dogs and cats, on our 6 acres in Kanwaka. My wife and I are in love with both. They are difficult to compare because their brains are wired so differently. I don't believe domestic dogs and cats would last long out in the country. The coyotes are quite adept at killing and eating cats. We lost 8 of 9 of our barn cats to coyotes this summer and fall, including our favorite, Killer Kat.

jonas_opines 4 years, 11 months ago

I have a feeling that some of the opinions on cats are based more on hearsay than direct experience. Either that, or you haven't met the right cat.

Anyway, now that I've owned a dog, I can't put one in front of the other. Dogs are wonderfully loyal, at least mine is, and very affectionate. My cats are all pretty affectionate too, but more to the point, they're all completely bizarre! Dogs have nothing on cats in terms of interesting strangeness and quirky behavior. That's entertainment value, right there.

Jersey_Girl 4 years, 11 months ago

In the discussion as to who would serve better if left to run wild, cats vs. dogs, does this take into account the size of the dog? Are you saying all dogs have a better chance of survival than cats or just large dogs? Cuz small yappy dogs have an additional predator; me.

Jersey_Girl 4 years, 11 months ago

Excerpts from a dog's diary:

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing! 10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing! 12:00 pm - Lunch! My favorite thing! 1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing! 3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing! 5:00 pm - Milk Bones! My favorite thing! 7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing! 8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing! 11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a cat's diary:

Day 983 of my captivity...

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.  They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.  In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet.  I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of.  However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight.  I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event.  However, I could hear the noises and smell the food.  I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.'  I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking.  I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return.  He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant.  I observe him communicating with the guards regularly.  I am certain that he reports my every move.  My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe.  
For now................

jenben 4 years, 10 months ago

I perfer cats. They purr and you can tell they love you by the way they look at you. All their emotions are right in front of you and you can tell when they don't want to be talked to or just want to be loved. And they are funny! when they find a box they wish to play in. Dogs can't really do that. They just look goofy trying to play in a box.

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