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cats or dogs?

If it comes to make a choice, do you prefer cast or dogs as a pet?

  • cats

  • dogs

  • neither


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If it comes to make a choice, do you prefer a cat or a dog as a pet?
 

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If it comes to make a choice, do you prefer cast or dogs as a pet?

For "cast" read "cats".
It seems that line cannot be edited.
 

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I love both, but if I had to choose, then dogs.
 

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If it comes to make a choice, do you prefer a cat or a dog as a pet?

I actually like both animals, so it would depend on my "living circumstances" as to which I would prefer.

If I am living in an Urban setting, then I'd prefer a cat, as Cats are more independent (don't need me to watch them all day), and more self-sufficient (they can be potty-trained to use a litterbox, and can find their own entertainment when not sleeping). You do have to provide them with some diversion systems (cat-toys, scratching posts, litter box), but for an urban environment they make better pets.

If I am living in a Country setting (suburb, or small town) where I can have a yard, and places to take the animal outside without dealing with masses of vehicles, people, and other "distractions," then I'd prefer a dog. IMO Dogs are more typically energetic pack animals needing constant interaction and play. They can be harder to potty-train, and can get bored and thus be pretty destructive if left on their own for long periods of time (like one's workday). So they need an area outside to roam and play while master is away. But they are loyal, will actively defend you, and clearly show boundless love if you treat them right.
 
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I love both, but if I had to choose, then dogs.

Well, there comes a time in every person's life, when they have to make a decision:

cat or dog?
tea or coffee?
beer or wine?
 

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I have a 6 month old chocolate lab on the couch beside me and the world's best cat on my lap*. I couldn't choose between them so couldn't vote.

*yes, typing is hard.
 

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I have a 6 month old chocolate lab on the couch beside me and the world's best cat on my lap*. I couldn't choose between them so couldn't vote.

*yes, typing is hard.
Same here Allan, can't vote in that poll. I've had both and love both cats and dogs all my adult life. Currently have a sweet Labradoodle and a Manx cat, both are the greatest, love them equally and best of all, they love each other. 💙
 

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Cats in the city, dogs in the country.
 

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@ Cat Goddess Bastet

Bastet, a prominent cat goddess from Ancient Egypt, is probably the most famous of all the cat gods. You’ve likely seen images of her in her most common form, with the head of a cat and the body of a woman. Her physical, earthly form, is entirely feline. She’d look like any other house cat, although she’d probably have an air of authority

https://historycooperative.org/cat-gods-feline-deities/
 

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i grew up with cats, and had several that i really loved. however, my toy fox terrier was love at first sight. she's almost 16 now, and is doing ok, knock on wood. she is currently asking for a snack, so i'm going to make that happen.
 

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Dogs, dogs, and more dogs. They are often more personable than most humans.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” - Will Rogers

Me too, Will, me too.
 

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Would you agree that cats are divine?
Goddesses and Gods.
 

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Same here Allan, can't vote in that poll. I've had both and love both cats and dogs all my adult life. Currently have a sweet Labradoodle and a Manx cat, both are the greatest, love them equally and best of all, they love each other. 💙

3 out of 7 can say: cats :)
 

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If it comes to make a choice, do you prefer a cat or a dog as a pet?
If I could rain cats to hunt deer I would, however dogs fit that bill much better, dogs can do things like hunt animals, track animals, be your best friend, guard your house, wipe their butt on the carpet because they have worms but can't speak english to tell you etc.

Cats can do some fancy things though, my freind has a stray cat living there, freindliest cat ever, however they let the cat be because it lives under the mobile home and the rats decided to move in, well the cat decided mice are it's favorite thing to kill.
 
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I love dogs, especially German Shepherds, but I'm not home enough to care for a dog, so cats are my #1 choice.
 

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@Rumpel: A suggestion...
Don't EVER create a poll question about cat vs dog without including a BOTH option.
Without that "BOTH" option your poll looks incredibly insincere, and I think you KNOW this, because MILLIONS of people do HAVE both.
 
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