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Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs

It can put a strain on a friendship, end a marriage, even go as far as start a war. The great debate: cats versus dogs. For cats, it’s no contest: Their playfulness and independent spirit are the secret envy of some humans, many of whom wish they could spend their own days batting at a catnip mouse and napping in the sun rather than tapping a computer keyboard. Even some die-hard dog lovers have stepped toward the light of the feline side, drawn by their low-maintenance lifestyle. So, why do cats best dogs? Here’s a pawful of reasons.

When guests arrive, a cat will let them get into the door. When friends come over for a visit, a dog will get excited and go into a frenzy, wagging, abruptly sniffing and pawing at the newcomer. “Pay attention to me!” he begs, as his paws scratch your visitors legging in a failed attempt to shake hands. While the dog tries very hard to gain validation and approval, the cat is usually nowhere to be seen. Cats tend to observe from afar. No rambunctious greetings, no jumping on laps or humping of legs. Invite a cat to your dinner party. She’ll stay discreetly out of the way, while a dog lusts for — and sometimes runs away with — the main course.

Cats smell better than Dogs Eau de Fido. They keep themselves clean with regular grooming. Dogs seem to only lick themselves and at the most inconvenient times. Whereas a cat, they can be found politely grooming their paws, scrubbing their faces, and trimming their claws. She will avoid anything that would dirty her appearance. Meanwhile, Fido is more than willing to find the smelliest dead thing and grind his shoulder into it’s awful aroma. I mean, what is with that!

 Cats are true comedians. Everyday there are more and more videos uploaded online of cats silly acts and other shenanigans. A video showing cats is more likely to gain hits within the first few minutes, and are loved by all. Who can deny the comedy of a cat missing its targeted landing on a well meaning jump?

Cats are much quieter than dogs. You will never hear a noise complaint from your neighbors about your cat meowing all day long, as you would with a dog’s bark. Their meowing may be frequent, but it does not carry far. A dog’s bark can be heard through the walls of a home and resonate into the neighbors causing a possible noise complaint if too persistent. A knock on the door, a car parking, a neighbor walking by, all things that can cause a canine to vocalize. This just doesn’t happen with a cat. No matter the velocity of the meows, they can barely be heard from the next room. Peace and quiet.

Cats are natural born pest exterminators. They are also great gift givers. Cats not only keep the house clean of any unwanted creepy crawly guests, but they share what they’ve caught and with pride. You can feel confident in knowing that any pest that tries to move in will not live in the house long, and that you, the owner, will be shown your cats handiwork before they completely destroy the evidence.

Cats won’t destroy their toys like dogs rip apart stuffies. They are more thoughtful this way. Owners spend their hard earned cash on showering their pets with love. When it comes to dogs, you are lucky if that pricey new toy lasts the night and are left disappointed when you find the brand new toy shredded with it’s stuffing spewed all over the floor. Cats will cherish their toys – for years to come.

Cats go leash-less. Dogs need, DEMAND, walks no matter what the weather is outside. In freezing rain, Fido needs to be walked. In the hot summer sun with blistering heat, Fido needs to be walked. Even when you aren’t feeling well and have been couch ridden all day, you got it, Fido still needs to be walked. Aside from the scooping of litter, cats do not need this kind of attention. Stay on the couch and relax!

Cats are better athletes. It’s a known fact, cats are born with a better perception of depth and the surroundings around them. They can jump feet into the air, while performing a back-flip and still land on their feet. A dog is lucky to catch the ball that was thrown in the air without stumbling, even falling over. Let’s just be honest, dogs are not nearly as graceful.

Cats can be left unsupervised. While it’s not a good idea to leave furry felines alone for extended periods of time, it is acceptable to work long hours or overnight elsewhere and leave your cat unattended. Being the independent souls they are, they will barely miss your presence. As long as food and fresh water is left out for them, they will be purrfectly fine. Which brings us to our last point!

Purring is the best sound ever. A cat’s purr is so good that they have even been worshiped as Gods. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but in ancient days (especially in Egypt) cats were godly creatures, and is something that cats have never forgotten.


Regal and mystical that they are, they best the humble dog.



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