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Comparison and Contrast – dogs and cats
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When wondering whether you want to get a dog or cat as a pet, you should first ask yourself: “Why would I possibly want to get either in the first place?” Trust me, some night when you’re fast asleep having a pleasant dream, your dog sleeping peacefully by your side, the cat will waltz up onto your bed and plant its hindquarters firmly on your face. To this you may naturally awake with a start, causing the cat to leap painfully off your face and tear off out of the room at full throttle. The dog will then, of course, also wake up, emit piercing barks and then go chasing off after the cat.
As for grooming, cats are clearly better at self-cleaning than dogs. They will spend a large percentage of their waking hours tongue-bathing themselves and picking large clumps of debris out of their fur. Unfortunately, having a luxurious, pristine cat means sopping wet hairballs lurking in unexpected places, like your shoes, for example. Dogs, while also very meticulous about grooming, are really only concerned with cleaning a single portion of their anatomy, which shall remain nameless.
Another contrast between cats and dogs is in the types of foods they refuse to eat. Dogs will eat just about anything. They are equal-opportunity eaters. Dog food, cat food, cats, meat-flavored plastic, grass- the list goes on and on. Cats are more finicky. The cat food you see in commercials that cats seem so fascinated by will often go uneaten for days, until a dog wanders by and inhales it. Most cats would much prefer to forage for their own food, which happens to be whatever they can sink their claws into that’s alive and can feel pain. They will then torment the poor critter for hours and subsequently devour its entrails on your bathroom floor. Whatever is left uneaten will be consumed by the dog if not promptly disposed of.
Dogs have to be housebroken. It’s fairly simple to know when the d
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