A dog is a man’s best friend. This is an old saying but one that many, if not most, pet owners still agree with and use to this day. A dog may be a man’s best friend, but a cat might also sneak in there now and again. In fact, if you are a “cat person”, chances are that you feel a cat is a man’s best friend.
Studies have shown that there are plenty of differences between so called cat people and dog people. Dog people tend to be more social and consider themselves friendly, while cat people say they are more independent.
In an Associated Press-Petside.com poll, 74 percent of respondents answered that they like dogs a lot, while only 41 percent of respondents said they liked cats a lot. There are most definitely some people who like both cats and dogs a lot. On the other hand, another question revealed that cats are much easier to hate. 15 percent of respondents replied that they disliked cats a lot while only 2 percent said they disliked dogs a lot.
The poll also reveled that the poll takers, in general, considered their personalities to match those of the pets they keep. It is no wonder, therefore, how so many conversations between cat and dog owners turn heated and even get out of hand very fast due, especially between loyal dog or cat people. You know, the ones that cannot stand the other. Everyone knows someone who is strictly a dog person and hates cats.The one who likes to make jokes about how useless they think cats are. Only those who have cats really understand how wonderful they are as pets.
The two most common household pets are the cat and the dog. Usually, it is very difficult to compare them beyond that fact, however. Even before they were domesticated, dogs lived in social packs and needed interaction to be happy. Cats, on the other hand, tended to lead more solitary lives. Even today, cats are known as independent and not very needy while dogs are just the opposite.
For the humans that love them, it is the same. Cat people see themselves are independent and more reserved while dog people will bring their pet to the park just to meet other people. They need the socialization as well.
Even though cats and dogs both have their good and bad sides, just like their humans, it is very difficult to compare them to each other. Let’s just say that we are all fine the way we are.
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Kayleigh has always loved animals and has spent time volunteering at the local dog shelter. The love of her life is her four year old Rottweiler, Lizzie. She enjoys writing for YeePet.com since it combines her love of animals with one of her favor...