Cats vs Dogs

Cats vs Dogs

Natalie Hornbaker, Staff Writer

Typically people gravitate towards one thing or another, in this case, cats or dogs.

Being a cat or dog person usually reflects your personality and your lifestyle.

The advantages of having cats are that they are small and easily transported, they can be left alone for a day or two as long as they have food and water, they do not need to be walked nor do they need regular baths, and they are more independent than dogs.

Some advantages of dogs are that dogs can be trained, they will force you out of the house on a regular basis to walk them, they are extremely loyal, there are a wide variety of dog breeds so you have a wide choice of size, appearance and personality, their friendliness has earned them the title of “man’s best friend,” they will alert someone in the case of an emergency, and they are accepted in more public places than cats.

All pets require work, but cats tend to be more self-sufficient and less needy than dogs. This may or may not appeal to everyone. Some people think cats are selfish and obnoxious, while dogs offer lots of love whenever you need it. Others think dogs will love just about anything and it’s meaningless, while cats will give affection when they really love you.

In the end, once you find the animal right for you, both cats and dogs can provide you with a lifetime of happiness.