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Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs

Nov 3, 2007
At the risk of offending of all the dog lovers who read this article, I must state my preference for cats over dogs. They are very adorable creatures that also have a wonderful air of independence and intelligence about them. This independence gives them a more well rounded personality than dogs who seem to always want to be by your side.

Cats are also much easier to care for and are great even small apartments. If you live in the city like I do then having a dog is a total pain. You have to take them out for a walk twice every day or pay for an expensive dog walker! A cat can be perfectly happy indoors. They can cope much better in small places than dogs do.

The hearing power of cat is much more sensitive than that of humans and dogs. I find it a very fun past time to just watch my cats listen to sounds. They pick up on any tiny little sound and you can watch their little ears move around to catch it! They seem to even be listening for sounds while they are sleeping and if anything catches their interest they wake right up!

One of my biggest reasons for liking cats more than dogs is that cats barely make any noise. I hate barking! Some dogs just bark and bark and bark and it's so irritating to me. Some cants meow more than others but even a cat that meows a lot is much less annoying than a dog that barks all the time. Barking is just much more loud and piercing.

Cats can be left alone over night (or even for a few days) without any real problem. This means you can go out for a night on a town and not be worried about what's going on with your cat back at the apartment. With a dog this is not the case. If you leave a dog by him or herself too long they will certainly make a mess and they will be very unhappy.

Cats are also much less likely to beg you for food. One of my cats won't even eat anything except for his cat food! He is very finicky about what he eats. Dogs on the other hand will eat anything! They will even root around in your garbage for things to eat if they get the chance.

Simply put dogs are a far greater nuisance and take much more energy to deal with than do cats. Cats are also more intelligent and more interesting creatures. Dogs are simply followers, cats on the other hand have their own personalities. They can seem aloof at times but they can also be very loving at times. This sort of swing in moods is much more similar to a person than a dog which seems to be blissfully unaware of anything all the time.

One more great reason that cats are better than dogs? They clean themselves! Dogs are dirty smelly creatures that have to be cleaned by you or they will be stinking up your place! Cats on the other hand take pride in their cleanliness. They are soft and clean.

Oh and finally, let us not forget that while dogs have to be house trained, cats don't really. All you have to do is set up a litter box in the right way and they'll start using it.
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Brenda L. Snare recommends checking out the Cat Pictures & Videos at My Cat Wears Clothes!
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