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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Something that I have observed....

Dogs make better companions then cats....that is what I have always heard. Every time I said I liked cats or wanted one, I was always told, get a dog, they make a better companion...

Well guess what, FIVE of my six cats are all close to me. They are not as independent as people have told me. All six knows their name. Five of them will come when called, Chloe will if I'm alone and laying down.
My cats all seek attention at some point in time. They love to play with their toy that I have, I play with them.

In all honesty...for me, my cats make a better companion then the dogs.
I love my dogs, dont get me wrong, but I am a cat person for sure, and if it came down to having to rehome the dogs or the cats, I'd be crying, but the dogs would go, the cats would stay.

I love how I can leave my cats all day and go somewhere and not have to worry about taking them out to potty or giving them a daily walk ect ect. They are just fine being alone for the day but when I am gone for the night Panther goes stir crazy with out me. That there, shows how attached my CAT is to me vs. the dogs. Panther sleeps on my bed with me every night. Usually snuggled right up next to me. So when I'm not there for a night or two like when I'm on vacation or stay at a friends house, the next day when I come home she's right there in my face demanding attention.

I dont know the purpose of this thread, this is just something I have observed...My kitties make better companions for me then my dogs. Especially my first kitty. (RIP Princess.)

Well this is what I come up with at 12:22AM when I can not sleep. lol
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Re: Something that I have observed....

I agree with all the above; that's what I've observed, too, and I don't think we're alone.
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Re: Something that I have observed....

Amy - Ditto! I was raised with German Shepherds, and have had only cats in the 20 years I've been married. I love both, but at the moment I'd take a cat over a dog any day. And yes, my cats go crazy when we're not home, they love us and want to be with us and sleep and play with us, just like a dog. None of my cats is the stereotype of "independent" that you hear non-cat people talk about. In fact, I swear one of my cats truly believes he IS a dog LOL!

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Re: Something that I have observed....

No offense to dog owners here, but I think most cats are more intelligent than dogs. At least they consider themselves smarter.

For example, when the cur next door was barking its empty head off, I looked at Arianwen and commented,"Stupid, noisy dog!". Her answer is kind of hard to describe, but she said something like,"You see, you know.". You may interpret that as you like.
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Re: Something that I have observed....

I have had dogs all of my life, and have 2 now. I love dogs, but I don't think that I would ever get another dog. My kitties are much more intelligent, more interactive, and less needy than the dogs.


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Re: Something that I have observed....

My Yorkshire Terrier, Jasmine, passed away a couple of months ago after spending 11 years with me. I was positive for 9 of those years that I was a dog person. I loved her and cried terribly when she passed away, but I have absolutely no intention of ever getting another dog.

I totally agree with Leazie - dogs are very needy, while cats..., well, cats share their lives with us. I love that.

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While I was typing this, I glanced out my window and had to laugh. The next door neighbor is slogging through knee deep snow so his two dogs can go potty; I soooooo don't miss doing that!
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I wouldn't say ALL dogs are less intelligent than all cats. There are more exceptions to really say either way.
(and no, I'm not being a devil's advocate ).
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my thoughts on this dogs are like young kids cats are like teenagers i find i like dogs better.
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I couldn't be without my dog or my cats. I love them both equally.

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Re: Something that I have observed....

I've never had a dog, so I can't really compare . . . but I'm sure glad I started with cats. You're right, they're much more attached and less independent than what I had been led to believe. I'm also much more invested in them than I thought I would be!

It might be kind of a tradeoff -- you can't train a cat like you can a dog, but then again, you don't have to walk them.


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