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    Cats vs dogs

    Discussion in 'Debate Room' started by Bethany35, Sep 22, 2015.

    the debate to end it all , which is better - cats or dogs?

    In a defence of cats if brought up right they are attentive, affectionate and - alike to dogs, create a good bond with their owner.
    However, they require far less maintenance than dogs and won't cling to you every second.
    They are small and less a danger to others than dogs can be.
    They also are self cleaning.

    A statement in dog defence?
     
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    Unless you let your cat outdoors (which has many problems like they kill birds and get hit by cars) you have to put up with the stinky cat litter box. Picking up after my dogs is much easier and it doesn't stink up my house.
     
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    my cat uses his ltter box and goes outside, actually he's brought in some dead pigeons before now - the pest of city dwellers :D
     
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    Give me cats any day of the week. I grew up with them and had two of my own until I had to move (they're with my parents now).
     
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    Cats, obv.
     
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    Dogs. Dogs can do stuff, like retrieving, pointing and herding. Cats are mostly ornamental, like goldfish.
     
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    I don't have any retrieving, pointing, or herding that needs done at the moment.
     
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    This makes me want a cat. Is there something wrong with me?
     
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    fun cats :D
     
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    If you ever do, though, good luck getting a cat to do it.

     
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    My prior cat retrieved little things. Like a ball. She'd drop it in your lap and then wait for you to throw it down the hall, then bring it back and do it again.
     
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    That's not retrieving.

    That's training you to throw a ball.
     
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    As someone who has retrieved both cats and dogs from being entangled/suspended in barbed wire: :superlaugh:
     
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    It's all transference, anyway. Women tend to prefer cats because the demeanor of cats more closely matches the way women want their men to be: self-absorbed, mysterious and aloof. Men tend to prefer dogs because the demeanor of dogs more closely matches the way men want their women to be: open, friendly and eager to please.
     
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    Obi would fetch something , probably a dead bird though :D
     
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    And the pet preferences of the LGBTQA community?
     
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    ManOrAstroMan, pink fluffy rabbits :D
    Oh alright, we like cats and dogs but I personally prefer kitties.
     
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    Cats seem to me to have a bit more of their wild forebears left in them, which I think is cool. Plus, I can go out of town for a few days and the cats are fine, whereas a dog would have to be kenneled or put into the care of a friend.
     
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    It's all transference, anyway. Women tend to prefer cats because the demeanor of cats more closely matches the way women want their men to be: self-absorbed, mysterious and aloof. Men tend to prefer dogs because the demeanor of dogs more closely matches the way men want their women to be: open, friendly and eager to please.
    Most of us don't care.
     
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    Personally, I love cats and dogs both. If I had my druthers, I'd have lots of both. But dogs especially need room to romp and frolic, and regular attention. (My neighbors squeeze an average of four dogs on a quarter acre of property, and give them no attention beyond feeding, and it drives me crazy.) Sadly, I don't have the room, time nor money for any pet.
    And, actually, when my dad was growing up on the farm as a kid, he had a hunting cat named Spot. He would grab his gun and the cat would be on his heels, ready to help him.
     
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    I think cats are better, because they poop in the next door neighbour's garden, so you don't have to clean up their mess.
     
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    One of my neighbours has a small (Scottish terrier, I think) dog, which he takes for a walk. And, about 3 yards back, his cat follows them...
     
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