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preference?
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post #2 of 48
Dog, they make much better companions. And they're bigger so you can actually play with them instead of dangling a ball of yarn or something in front ot them.

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post #3 of 48
It depends. Have you already picked a wine?
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post #4 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>It depends. Have you already picked a wine?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ow.

Uh, cats. Dogs are great but most are noisy, stink and sometimes act plain stupid. A cat is quiet and will always be on it's own but it does know who the true master is (especially at feeding time). Plus they'll catch/eat mice.
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post #5 of 48
Cats...definitely.
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[quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:
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Ow.

Uh, cats. Dogs are great but most are noisy, stink and sometimes act plain stupid. A cat is quiet and will always be on it's own but it does know who the true master is (especially at feeding time). Plus they'll catch/eat mice.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well said Artman, for me cats too (even if i don't dislike at all dogs). I have 2 cats, a female british blue weighting 15 pounds and a white male weighting 12 pounds.
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[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>It depends. Have you already picked a wine?</strong><hr></blockquote>


I think he meant to say wife?

Definately dog. Cats are boring. What is the sense of getting a pet if they don't do anything but lay there. Companionship? Cats are not good companions. They couldn't care less about you. All they care about is laying around all day and eating every once in awhile.
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post #8 of 48
I like both, but they both have their advantages/disadvantages.

Dog's stink, that's the main gripe about them. No matter what you do they always smell like dogs. Cats are mostly odorless. Cats are also very quiet, this can be a good or bad thing depending on your personality.

What makes dogs my favorite (by a small margin) is their sweetness, loyalty and playfulness.

Dogs are like the best buddies you used to have in elementary school, fun to wrestle and always happy to see you.

Having a cat is like having a self-absorbed girlfriend; priorities #1 - #100 involves itself and it wouldn't give a shit if you died right in front of it as long as it had plenty of food and stuff to distract itself with.

Cats are more low maintenance and you can ignore a cat and it won't sad like dogs do, so dogs are a lot more of an investment time and affection wise.

If they made an odorless and litterbox trained dog, cats would be obsolete.
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post #9 of 48
I think it really depends on your lifestyle, if your not home alot and don't like a whole lot of interaction then a cat IMO. If you have some time on your hands and are home alot then a Dog would seem better.

Personally I love my Dacshaund (SP?). I'll try and post a pic of him later.

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post #10 of 48
i like dog.

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post #11 of 48
I love both dogs and cats, and have both. I can't remember who said this but the main difference is that dogs have owners and cats have staff.
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post #12 of 48
Cat, definitely. I don't understand where people get this idea that cats aren't affectionate. I own two cats and they both greet me when I come home every day. Plus you don't have to take them outside to do their thing...
post #13 of 48
Cats. They leave you alone when you don't want o be bugged and they seem to be able to keep themselves amused by themselves. They don't stink or slobber on you. Enough said.
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post #14 of 48
Um, cats do too smell. The minute you walk into someone's house you can usually tell if they have a cat, and not because it comes out to greet you. Cats also leave hair all over the place which gets all over the furniture and your clothes. Obviously some breeds of dog also cause this problem, but not all of them.

When's the last time you heard of a cat scaring off an intruder or attacking it's master's assailant or ...mangling a small child. (Uh, forget that last one. )
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[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
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Well said Artman, for me cats too (even if i don't dislike at all dogs). I have 2 cats, a female british blue weighting 15 pounds and a white male weighting 12 pounds.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Wow, Sumo Cats! Cool.

Ok, two long stories but here they go...

Mushroom Man

My friend has two cats. One night one of the cats was under a chair in the living room and the other was staring at us laughing at some movie on TV. Well, after a few more beers my friend got up, donned this floor pillow on top of his head and started spooking the cat. Whoa, this cat freaked...sat there for a second staring at him...tilting it's head like animals do...my friend looked like a mushroom.

Well, something weird happened, the cat turned around and stared over where the other cat was under the chair. Without making any sound as far as I know the other cat came out from under the chair. He stared at my friend...tilted it's head...turned and stared at the other cat. The other cat tilted it's head again...looked back at my friend the mushroom man and then looked back at the other cat...then they both high tailed it up the stairs!

Serious telepathy going on with these two cats...I think cats do have it.

The Cat that Never Spoke

My nephew Ben brought in a stray cat once and took care of it. This cat never meowed...nothing.

When my nephew died my sister thought of maybe getting rid of the cat via the ASPCA...but understandably she much more on her mind...

The very same week...right after my nephew's funeral...my sister woke up and took a shower. Then went on to put on make-up in the bathroom mirror over the sink. Suddenly, the cat...the one that never made a sound...got up next to the sink on the toilet lid...sat up looking at her and started meowing. Like talking...She thought that was so strange, but cute. She asked me why a cat would change like that...I told her I thought my Ben's soul was temporarily in the cat... :eek:

Cats definately have strange powers... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #16 of 48
I own a cat, as well as living with a dog in my house. I grew up with both. Both have there good and bad points, and I like them both. I have more fun with dogs, but have much more respect for cats. You have to earn a cats love and affection, dogs are too easy. I think the people who hate cats, other than the ones that are allergic, are too lazy to get a cat to love them.

I like the line from Meet The Parents about dogs vs. cats. I cant remember it exactly but it had to do with being able to beet respect into a dog while having to earn it from a cat. Can anyone can remember it ?
post #17 of 48
Cats.

I hate dogs.
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post #18 of 48
Both.
Cats: Cleaner, smaller, better for apartments, fluffier, and on average more personallity.

Dogs: More loyal, friendlier (most of the time), actually give a shit about you.

Howeer I really like Scotish Terriers, those things are cool. Same with bulldogs.
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post #19 of 48
Both cats and dogs are nasty

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post #20 of 48
Just get an iguana.



Of course they do smell bad! <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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post #21 of 48
I'm more of a dog person.
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>I like both, but they both have their advantages/disadvantages ... Having a cat is like having a self-absorbed girlfriend; priorities #1 - #100 involves itself and it wouldn't give a shit if you died right in front of it as long as it had plenty of food and stuff to distract itself with ... If they made an odorless and litterbox trained dog, cats would be obsolete. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Heheh. How true, how true.

Both animals have their merits, but if I had to choose one over the other, I'd choose a dog. Nine times out of 10 they're more interesting to have around and at least acknowledge someone else is in the room.
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post #23 of 48
Well...

Cats are smart, independent, and can be very friendly, BUT they can also be very snotty.

Dogs are smart, very lovable, and "man's best friend," but way too slobbery!

I like both.
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post #24 of 48
Go ahead, just try and tell this cute little girl that you like cats better.
BTW...dogs don't smell if you bathe them once in a while.
Cats suck. Plus they make my face swell up like a pumpkin so that doesn't help their case any.
post #25 of 48
Dogs are smarter than cats.

That's right, I said it.
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post #26 of 48
Of course dogs are smarter. Duh.
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[quote]Originally posted by kaboom:
<strong>Of course dogs are smarter. Duh.
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I also had a friend who had a cat and a dog. He named the dog "Kitty" and the cat "Doggy". You called the dog and he'd come bounding up all happy and pop eyed "That's me, uh huh, uh huh!"

Call the cat and he'd just sit there..."Yeah, right...gimme a real name..."

Cats are smarter...
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post #28 of 48
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[quote]Originally posted by kaboom:
<strong>Go ahead, just try and tell this cute little girl that you like cats better. </strong><hr></blockquote>

great pic kaboom
u got a beautiful dog--u keeping her as an inside only pet, or inside and outside?
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post #29 of 48
[quote]Originally posted by kaboom:
<strong>Go ahead, just try and tell this cute little girl that you like cats better.
BTW...dogs don't smell if you bathe them once in a while.
Cats suck. Plus they make my face swell up like a pumpkin so that doesn't help their case any.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Cute dog.
post #30 of 48
You can call a dog anything you want as long as you're looking at it making motions. Name that same cat "kitty" and it still wouldn't come to you.

Stupid animals not knowing English.
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post #31 of 48
kaboom, I think that is the cutest dog that I've ever seen! I miss the puppy that my black lab used to be!
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post #32 of 48
_alliance_ - indoor and outdoor pet. Mostly indoor though.

And my dog knows english. She knows 'sit'. Although she only seems to know it when I have a treat in my hand.
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post #33 of 48
Cats. I just don't like dogs. They require to much attention. Cats are friendly but can take care of themselves. They don't smell, you dont have to clean up after them, and they keep themselves occupied. They are also very smart. They wake up at the exact same time every morning and 'request' dinner at the same time every night. They know exactly what your thinking, and have a weird way of communicating with people.

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post #34 of 48
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[quote]Originally posted by Dogcow:
<strong>and have a weird way of communicating with people.
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like following u around til u notice them (my cats rarely meow...)
they only do anything when they want something...
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oh, and my dogs communicate w/ me quite well--its called barking <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #35 of 48
Cats smell like roses!
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post #36 of 48
My cat walks down the stairs.......YELLS....we're not talking meow, we're talking YELLING.

When my cat sees me, she yells, drops to the floor and rolls around and glares at me if don't drop whatever I'm doing to pet her

I open my bedroom door, she stands there and yells for a little bit. And looks at me like "'bout time you woke up!"

If I make the mistake of leaving my bedroom door open, she will sneak in, walk up to me and yell. This can scare the hell out of me at times.

She always rubs against my legs, hands, face, hair, I don't know why she does this, but she seems to enjoy it.

Very odd animal. Love her though.
post #37 of 48
Why do cat people always say that cats don't stink? You must all have grown immune to the stench of cat piss that seems to fill any apartment/house full of cats.

Obviously, I vote for dogs. Loyal, loving, protective, and fun. They make good friends. Cats are too neurotic for me; I like to know whether I'm going to get a purr or a bloody hand if I reach down to pet the thing.

Favorite breed -- Irish Wolfhound.
post #38 of 48
Cats. And mine pees outside, thank you very much!
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post #39 of 48
Cats don't stink? I prefer my dogs' odors to my cat's. All three smell different. My male shepherd smells the cleanest. The female is a bit more musky. My cat smells consistently like fart, most likely because she *is* farting when she rubs up against me. My dogs don't try to rub me with their scents.

My cat's breath is also fishier and more pungent than my dogs' breath. My cat's breath smells regurgitated food. My dogs' breath just smell like mud and dog food.

A cat is low maintenance. All you have to do is leave food out and stay with it once in a while. My dogs will call for me incessantly when they want my attention. A dog needs to be walked. A dog can't poop in a sandbox.

I don't need to trim my dogs' nails...they grind away on pavement. I can get away with doing anything to my male shepherd and he will stay obedient. I can piss off my cat rather easily even though it's normally the sweetest thing ever. My dogs show me more affection while my cat merely likes me.

Best of all, I can lie next to my dogs and hug them. A cat is too small to hug.

Also, my cat is feral. It was born in the exhaust vent of my clothes dryer. It lived for a few days as a newborn with its mom and one surviving sibling on my deck before disappearing for a year, when we found her sunbathing in the middle of street. We leave fod for its mother too. Sometimes wee see the other cat as well. I know it wasnt only a litter of two because while was in the yard with my dogs, one picked up something out of the hedges and started munching on it...it was a portion of a kitten's upper jaw. Of course he spat it out when I commanded him. I suspect crows or raccoons...leaning toward crows.

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post #40 of 48
If you rub a rose in horse manure, yes...cats definitely smell like roses!

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