Every wonder why some people like cats more than dogs? What makes a cat person or a dog person? Check out the top five reasons!
As we are well aware, there are always heated debates between cat people and dog people. Today we are going to look at the problem from a different angle. We will try to answer the question of why some people like cats more than they like dogs.
I talked with fellow cat lovers and did some research on the Internet to gather opinions. Are you curious about what I found? Let’s see what some cat people have to share.
Why do people like cats more than dogs?
#1 Cats are independent
Cats are low-maintenance. That’s the first thing some cats lovers say as a reason why they prefer cats to dogs. And they are right, for the most part.
A dog requires more commitment than a cat. You can’t leave the dog barking at the door in the morning when he has to go for his walk. You have to get up, dress, and take him outside to do his business even if it’s raining or snowing. That sounds like torture to me.
Of course, cats also wake you up in the morning demanding to be feed, but after you fill their bowls, you can happily go back to the warm bed that awaits you. At least, that’s what I do.
Dogs also need a lot of attention and to be involved in everything you do. They are pack animals, and they don’t do so well alone. You can’t leave a dog alone for a few days and go on vacation.
Cats are also affectionate and don’t respect personal boundaries, but they value their space and will come looking for attention when they feel like it. Moreover, you can leave them in the house alone for a few days with no problem as long as they have enough water, food, and somebody to check on them from time to time.
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#2 Cats are cleaner than dogs
Cat lovers also point out that dogs love to roll in dirt and mud and that you have to give them regular baths to keep them clean. In addition to this, dogs have this nasty habit of eating poop which is a deal-breaker for some cat people.
Cats, on the other hand, spend one-third of their day grooming. Although there is nothing very hygienic about washing your body with your spit, cats do a remarkable job. My indoor/outdoor kitties are always spotless no matter the weather or where they go.
Some cat people also point out that dogs smell while cats don’t. I don’t agree with this. Cats also smell, but they don’t smell as bad as dogs. The truth is that we get used to the smell of our pet and we don’t notice it as much as petless humans.
#3 Cats are funny
While dogs need to be trained to do cool stuff like “jump”, “roll”, “bark”, etc. cats can entertain you for hours with no training whatsoever. You just need a small toy mouse or a laser pointer, and you can have the time of your life
Moreover, cats are weird creatures that do all sorts of funny things that bring smiles to their owners’ faces. Admit it. Every time your cat starts to play with her tail or runs around for no apparent reason whatsoever you can’t tear your eyes from her. Or when she treats the hair-dryer as a number one enemy or watches the vacuum cleaner behind the couch.
Cats are interesting even when they sleep because they nap in the most impossible and uncomfortable positions. You know what I’m talking about, right?
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#4 Master level of adorableness
Cuteness is the main reason why some people why cats more than dogs if you ask me. They are simply irresistible with their sweet faces, innocent eyes, and magnificent tails.
I think that cats have figure out that humans will forgive them anything – the ruined carpets, the scratched furniture, the eaten hamster as long as they look adorable. And they’ve turned this into a powerful weapon.
Puppies are also cute, but it’s not the same cuteness. Cats are probably the only animals in the universe that look adorable before pouncing and killing their prey.
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#5 Purr vs. bark
If we have to compare barking to purring, purring always wins. Dogs might bark to warn us of potential threats, but cats purr to tell us that they’re happy and content. Purring is a sign of a job well done. Purring makes us happy and helps us deal with the stress of ordinary life.
It’s no wonder researchers have proven that purring lowers blood pressure, strengthens bones, and decreases the chance of getting a heart attack.
Personality also plays a role in your choice of a favorite pet. People who like dogs are more outgoing, full of energy, and likely to follow the rules. Cat people are more curious, likely to break the rules, and open-minded. Does it sound familiar to you?
So what do you think? Why do you like cats more than dogs? Share your reasons with us.
I’ve grown up surrounded by animals – dogs, cats, cows, goats, sheep, and horses and that has shaped me into what I am today – a crazy cat lady who always has a place for one more cat (or a dog). I’ve got two female cats – Kitty and Roni, and two tomcats – Blacky and Shaggy, but I also feed my neighbors’ cats when they come for a visit. I just can’t say no to them.
I discovered that writing is my vocation early in my school years. Since then I’ve taken part in several literature contests – writing horror and fantasy short stories and novellas.
For the past three years, I’ve been an ELS teacher, pouring my heart into showing children and teenagers how important English is for their future and trying to educate them how to treat their pets with care.
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