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Dogs or Cats?
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but this past week has been insane. My daughter’s moving from in town to the house and acreage across the street from where I live in the country. I’ve been camped out at her place in town babysitting a pregnant dog, two cats, two wild children, and doing chores around here (dishes, laundry, etc.) while waiting for folks to pick up items we put on a Facebook swapshop that we don’t want moved to the new place. The Red-Headed Hellion has had it much rougher cleaning out a house a hoarder used to live in, overseeing renovations, and painting.

I’ve been spending nights here, so it’s really hard to get any writing done. Tonight will be the last night, thank God! I can’t wait to slip into my quiet little writer cave and catch up on everything.

So, since I’m a little buried here, I have a quick question. I like life simple. I have a fish in a little bowl in my office, a feral cat I adopted whom I feed and pet (now that she’s learned to accept affection), but who lives outside, and that’s it. I’m not anti-dog and have had many over the years, but like I said, I like things simple. Cats, to me, are simple.

What about you? Do you consider yourself a dog or a cat person?

 

14 comments to “Dogs or Cats?”

  1. Debra Glass
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 9:28 am · Link

    I like all animals but as far as pets go, I’m a cat person. They’re so much easier to keep than dogs. I like male cats better than female. Males tend to be big babies that like lots of love. (not too different from the human variety) :-)



  2. Shawna
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 9:33 am · Link

    Cats, definitely. I like dogs…other people’s. Cats are low maintenance and don’t take up a lot of space. Besides, cats just fit with my personality better.



  3. leann
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 9:34 am · Link

    Good Morning Ms. D, I’m allergic to cat hair, so there really isn’t a question..I have a 9+ year old shepard/chow mix dog who knows he’s mommys baby. He stands knee high & weighs 46lbs. Oh yeah, he’s spoiled rotten..:-)



  4. Rana Adams
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 9:36 am · Link

    I love most all animals and grew up with many kitties, but I developed allergies as I got older and now have one adorable yellow Lab. He is easy maintenance for the most pary as my 11 yr old daughter loves playing with him and taking him for his walks. I work from home and he is so well behaved and trained that he will simply walk over to the back door and sit there patiently until I let him out. Please note we adopted him from the DFW Lab Rescue so he came to us potty trained, crate trained and trained in basic commands. :-)



  5. Lisa J
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 9:41 am · Link

    It’s the pups for me. I have an 80 lb husky/lab mix who thinks he is a lap dog. He sits on my lap, lays across me on the bed when we watch TV, and uses the pillow next to me at night. My little girl is a 30 lb sheltie/spitz mix. She is 15 years old and as fiesty as ever. She knows she is the queen and the rest of us are in the house just to serve her needs. Can you tell my babies are spoiled? :lol:



  6. Grace
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 9:54 am · Link

    We’ll leave my allergies relative to cats out of it, and just say that I am absolutely a dog person. I am not a cat fan.

    I enjoy the complete and utter adoration I get from dogs. They don’t care if I was a POW for 5 years or just left the room to go the bathroom, my re-emergence into the room is like a ticker tape parade for a dog. There is full body wagging, licking, dancing, euphoria. I like being worshipped, adored.

    A dog is man’s best friend. Pet preferences aside, I don’t recall any mentions of seeing eye cats, bomb sniffing cats, feline police or military cats, rescue cats, cadaver cats, etc. and so on.

    Snakes hiss. Cats hiss. Do the math! lol

    If I want a mammal I am feeding, paying medical expenses for, housing etc. to look at me with barely veiled disdain or to ignore me completely, I’ll adopt teenagers. :lol:



  7. Christi Anderson
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 10:32 am · Link

    I love almost all animals but for a personal fur friend I want a cat.



  8. Shaly
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 10:39 am · Link

    Hey Mizz Devlin, I’m not really an animal person. I do like them but always from afar, plus I also have a seven year old daughter who is allergic to almost all kinds of animals so it makes it hard to have a pet even I actually wanted one in my house, well only gold fishes. My husband is definitely a dog person. If I did have to choose I would go with a dog, cats creep me out… :mrgreen:



  9. Ilona
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 1:32 pm · Link

    I like cats and been owned by a few in my time but mostly I prefer dogs as pets. Mind you our latest dog is a bit of a problem as I am allergic to her fur :S Thank goodness for antihistimines :D



  10. Melissa Porter
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 7:02 pm · Link

    I like them both. I like having cats to cuddle with in the house. My dog I like taking on walks with me. (He is an outside dog…he was not happy inside).



  11. Sahara Roberts
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Both hubs and I are cat people.
    They meet him at the door. I merit a lazy glance that says “Oh, you’re here.”



  12. Delilah
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      · March 27th, 2012 at 11:16 pm · Link

    Thanks, everyone for weighing in on such an important question! We all like to know which way the other person swings. :mrgreen:



  13. ELF
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      · March 28th, 2012 at 12:44 am · Link

    I love dogs for the unconditional love they give and cats for the dollops of affection they dole out (-:



  14. Mary Preston
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      · March 28th, 2012 at 3:29 am · Link

    Cats are so self-sufficient. Dogs are great, but so needy.