Cats Are Better Than Dogs
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While you will need to clean out your cat"s litter tray if you provide one, other than this, cats take care of their own toileting provision, and bury their waste! Dogs, on the other hand produce rather potent offerings, and dog owners have to get up close and personal with it in order to clear it up safely!
This line says it all, really. Dogs might be man"s best friend, but in ancient Egypt, cats were worshipped as Gods, something that cats have never forgotten. Quite where we went wrong along the way by considering that cats are simply companions and pets now as opposed to the regal, mystical beings that they actually are is hard to define, but the humble mutt simply cannot compete with this one! Meow!
Cats are incredibly finicky about their cleanliness, and spend large portions of their days washing themselves and getting their fur just so. Dogs on the other hand, heartily enjoy disgusting stinky messes, and will often make a beeline for the nearest puddle, pile of fox pooh or reeking, decaying carcass, and take great delight in rolling around in it, against the wishes of their owners!
Cat mathematics dictates that you can fit four or more cats comfortably into a double bed and still have room for yourself! Trying to squeeze yourself into bed alongside of a spread-eagled Saint Bernard dog, however, can prove to be more of a challenge and can lead to the odd sleepless night spend on the sofa!
With the occasional exception of very vocal cats such as the Siamese or the Bengal, cats are very quiet animals who do not make a big noisy fuss! Cats do not bark at the sound of the doorbell, howl along to the radio, or otherwise talk back so loudly that your neighbours can hear them. Shhh!
Even feeding the largest, hungriest of cats will work out cheaper than feeding a dog, and the savings don"t stop there! Everything about caring for a cat costs less than the equivalents for a dog, including insurance, veterinary treatments, boarding, bedding, and flea and worming treatments.
Even the littlest of dogs need room to stretch their legs and a large enough home to contain them comfortably, while even the largest of cats is happy in the smallest of places! Even if you live in a studio apartment or a tiny house, the chances are that you have room for a cat
Dogs are just as self sufficient as cats. Sure, they might require a doggy door or being tied up outside, but they are capable of being on their own for long periods of time. Not all dogs are overly energetic, in fact, I've had a lot of dogs that weren't. I even have a few cats that are more energetic than my dogs. The whole dogs-are-hyper is a stereotype. Of course, there are quite a few perceived to follow it though. I actually have a dog now that is practically a loner. He would rather lie around and entertain himself (he is healthy).
Going by the stereotypical nature, dogs could help those who are in desperate need for love and company.
If you clean your cat's litter box, you do have to get close in order to clean it just as you would a dog's mess in the backyard. Just as there are scoopers for the litter box, there are some designed for dog waste too. In this aspect, I would consider it equal.
Cats may have been worshiped as gods in Ancient Egypt, but dogs were also considered sacred and associated with Anubis. Dogs are also worshiped in Hinduism, too. There have also been dog cultists throughout history in which dogs were worshiped. Being Man's best friend is a benefit.
As for fitting four cats into bed, you can also fit four chihuahuas or even toy poodles in bed with you. There are small dogs, also.
Quiet Dog Breeds: Collie (speaks when necessary), Bernese Mountain Dog, Mastiff, Whippet, Italian Greyhound, Great Dane, Newfoundland.
While some dogs can be loud, cats can be too. From cats being in heat and to the several noisy cat breeds out there.
And also: The ASPCA studied the average costs of pet ownership and here's how the numbers shook out:
Small dog: $1,314 the first year, $580 per year after
Medium dog: $1,580 the first year, $695 per year after
Large dog: $1,843 the first year, $875 per year after
Cat: $1,035 the first year, $670 per year after
Small dogs are cheaper as the years went on.
All animals have personalities and shouldn't be forced into stereotypes.
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