Cat v Dog

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As a pet do you prefer a cat or a dog?

Cat
19
58%
Dog
14
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby Deebank » 19 Mar 2018, 13:31

I have had my faith in the intelligence of dogs shaken in the last day or so.
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When we'd stopped laughing we had to get a hair dryer out to free her from the snow balls.

My mum's cat took one look at the snow and came sraight back in the house apparently. Sensible but a bit boring.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby nev gash » 19 Mar 2018, 13:32

Cats v Cat Owners

Cats please.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby PENK » 19 Mar 2018, 13:33

I grew up with cats and have great affection for them. My parents got a pair of kittens shortly before I moved away and it is still a joy to see them whenever we are over visiting; my own kids love seeing them, though the cats themselves, now at what is in cat years around retirement age, are not that enamoured of having their tails yanked by toddlers. My boy is four now and last time we were there they did seem to realise he was trustworthy now. My girl is, however, a little short of two and an evil monster, and I expect that when next she meets them they will be using the time to explore the woods behind the garden at some length.

Dogs are I'm sure fine if you like that sort of thing but I never really fancied a pet where you have to wake up at 5am to take it for a walk or which comes and wants to play ball when you're trying to watch Cadfael or something.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby fange » 19 Mar 2018, 13:42

Deebank wrote:
fange wrote:Excellent, yomp! :D


Why is that some people get their knickers in such a twist about cats being cats? "Oh, they're so aloof." "Oh, they can't be taught tricks." and similar palaver.
It's strange to me, it really is.


:lol:

Where did that happen?

The OP is asking us to state our preference and that's what people have done - and stated why that is (mostly).

You're kidding, right? Look at Copey's posts, JC, markus, ray - all of them mention what they think of/why they don't like cats. And some the "science" to back it up, no less.

I think this kind of dog v cat argument can trigger some very old, primal reactions in people. It can go back to when we were kids; red-hot likes and dislikes that can go to the core of who we thought we were, the kind of thinking that is hard to shake.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby Minnie the Minx » 19 Mar 2018, 13:46

fange wrote:
Deebank wrote:
fange wrote:Excellent, yomp! :D


Why is that some people get their knickers in such a twist about cats being cats? "Oh, they're so aloof." "Oh, they can't be taught tricks." and similar palaver.
It's strange to me, it really is.


:lol:

Where did that happen?

The OP is asking us to state our preference and that's what people have done - and stated why that is (mostly).

You're kidding, right? Look at Copey's posts, JC, markus, ray - all of them mention what they think of/why they don't like cats. And some the "science" to back it up, no less.

I think this kind of dog v cat argument can trigger some very old, primal reactions in people. It can go back to when we were kids; red-hot likes and dislikes that can go to the core of who we thought we were, the kind of thinking that is hard to shake.


Exactly!
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby fange » 19 Mar 2018, 13:50

Alleged Local Policeman wrote:
fange wrote:
Deebank wrote:
:lol:

Where did that happen?

The OP is asking us to state our preference and that's what people have done - and stated why that is (mostly).

You're kidding, right? Look at Copey's posts, JC, markus, ray - all of them mention what they think of/why they don't like cats. And some the "science" to back it up, no less.

I think this kind of dog v cat argument can trigger some very old, primal reactions in people. It can go back to when we were kids; red-hot likes and dislikes that can go to the core of who we thought we were, the kind of thinking that is hard to shake.


Exactly!
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby Rayge » 19 Mar 2018, 13:50

fange wrote:ray - all of them mention what they think of/why they don't like cats.


OI! I did nothing of the fucking sort.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Mar 2018, 13:57

No offense to anyone here, but I've got a built-in dislike of dog owners, largely from occasionally living next door to some of the worst kind of vile wankers you'd ever want to avoid. People who'd lock their dog in the shed from 5am to 7pm, or people who'd lock their dog in the house while they had a weekend away. It's not pleasant for the dog, and it's definitely not pleasant for the people next door.

And I've never know cat owners do that. Or, at least, the cat didn't make me aware of it if it did happen.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 19 Mar 2018, 14:02

fange wrote:
Deebank wrote:
fange wrote:Excellent, yomp! :D


Why is that some people get their knickers in such a twist about cats being cats? "Oh, they're so aloof." "Oh, they can't be taught tricks." and similar palaver.
It's strange to me, it really is.


:lol:

Where did that happen?

The OP is asking us to state our preference and that's what people have done - and stated why that is (mostly).

You're kidding, right? Look at Copey's posts, JC, markus, ray - all of them mention what they think of/why they don't like cats. And some the "science" to back it up, no less.

I think this kind of dog v cat argument can trigger some very old, primal reactions in people. It can go back to when we were kids; red-hot likes and dislikes that can go to the core of who we thought we were, the kind of thinking that is hard to shake.



A lot just depends on the animal(s) you had around you when you were growing up.

Anyway I don’t think it’s particularly controversial to say that dogs are friendlier than cats - even cat lovers say that!
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby fange » 19 Mar 2018, 14:14

Rayge wrote:
fange wrote:ray - all of them mention what they think of/why they don't like cats.


OI! I did nothing of the fucking sort.

Sorry guv. The first part of yours just felt anti-cat, and i didn't read the 2nd part. :)

Anyway, i really do like dogs; i've had a couple of dogs over the journey myself. I've just liked having cats more.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby fange » 19 Mar 2018, 14:19

To those who think cats don't or can't have real feelings for people...



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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 19 Mar 2018, 14:22

what about a CAT-O-DOG?

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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby fange » 19 Mar 2018, 14:28

WARRIOR/DESTROYER XI wrote:what about a CAT-O-DOG?

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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Mar 2018, 16:22

I imagine folks know which side of the divide I fall on.

I will say, as regards the "science" of their relative intelligence, it is clearly measured by human standards, which are not particularly applicable. Dogs probably have a larger brain with more folds in it, but both species are perfectly developed to interact with humans in the way that best suits them. Any notion that cats are selfish bastards that don't care about humans or that dogs are kiss-asses that are incapable of selfishness is a gross generalization. Like humans, the species is made up of billions of individuals with some commonality and a great variety in personality.

I like dogs just fine, but I've never shared a space with one long term. And some of my favorite roommates have been cats.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 19 Mar 2018, 16:49

WARRIOR/DESTROYER XI wrote:what about a CAT-O-DOG?


Or a HUMA-DOG?

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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby pcqgod » 19 Mar 2018, 16:53

I like cats. Dogs are generally too slobbery, barky, stinky and crotch-sniffy for my liking.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby Copehead » 19 Mar 2018, 21:59

yomptepi wrote:
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fange wrote:What a load of pseudo-science bollocks, Copey.

Cats can be absolutely wonderful pets, and many of them build extraordinarily complex and strong relationships with their humans; loving, protective and fun.

I like dogs very much, but have always preferred having cats.

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Most of it is actual science.


You are such a cunt sometimes.


I went to read up about the relative assumed intelligence of various species on a sciency looking internet site I'll have you know.

Elephants are more intelligent that Chimpanzees in many ways and rats are more intelligent than cats so there.

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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby Copehead » 19 Mar 2018, 22:13

fange wrote:
Deebank wrote:
fange wrote:Excellent, yomp! :D


Why is that some people get their knickers in such a twist about cats being cats? "Oh, they're so aloof." "Oh, they can't be taught tricks." and similar palaver.
It's strange to me, it really is.


:lol:

Where did that happen?

The OP is asking us to state our preference and that's what people have done - and stated why that is (mostly).

You're kidding, right? Look at Copey's posts, JC, markus, ray - all of them mention what they think of/why they don't like cats. And some the "science" to back it up, no less.

I think this kind of dog v cat argument can trigger some very old, primal reactions in people. It can go back to when we were kids; red-hot likes and dislikes that can go to the core of who we thought we were, the kind of thinking that is hard to shake.


I love cats, they can be fascinating creatures and they are just incredibly beautiful, they are creatures bred to set off all sorts of instincts to nurture in us - big forward facing eyes etc. But they do tend to be a bit boring most of the time, they are nocturnal hunters so they tend to lie around sleeping most of the day.

I prefer dogs they can be a bit too needy and interactive but they are a companion animal in a way that cats aren't. No one ever said a man's best friend is his cat.

Perhaps we need a Cog or a Dot.

But the thing that does always make me laugh is how cat owners ascribe intelligence to behavior that is really displaying a lack of a certain kind of intelligence that humans value.

If you want to animal to dive into the sea and rescue a child who is drowning then a dog is probably yer man, but if you want a dead mouse left on your pillow every morning then you need a cat.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby K » 19 Mar 2018, 22:26

As Rayge knows, I can't stand dogs.
But that's nothing compared to my hatred of bird killing, plants damaging, shit hiding, allergy inducing cats.

I fucking hate them.
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Re: Cat v Dog

Postby yomptepi » 19 Mar 2018, 22:47

K wrote:As Rayge knows, I can't stand dogs.
But that's nothing compared to my hatred of bird killing, plants damaging, shit hiding, allergy inducing cats.

I fucking hate them.



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