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  • Not everyone dislikes cats; personally, I love them. I think they're so cool. I have a dog too and I love her, but I love my cats as much.
  • Whatcha talken about????
  • Some people are allergic to cats, believe them to be more difficult to care for and control and are adverse to keeping a pet that has a natural instinct to hunt wildlife. Personally, i prefer cats even though i am allergic to them.
  • i hate cats.. i really do.... at first i hated them cuz my dog hated them.. lol... but now i dont even know why i hate them, maybe cuz they r not so friendly, addicted to ppl as dogs.
  • Some have a natural allergy and some are not attracted to the way they look or behave. Some people hate their voice too!
  • As for me, I am not into cats either. I have resided in an apartment where our landlady owns five. She didn't train em so they ended up loitering everywhere. I don't like the way they smell too. Although, there is one exceptional cat from the bunch, dont know where she is though. I use to feed her everyday. Generally, cats just have this attitude. ______________________________________________________ Improve your credit score! http://www.goarticles.com/cgi-bin/showa.cgi
  • cats are the best!!!
  • They can't rescue up when needed.
  • Cats are selfish, disloyal, arrogant and want to be left alone. Just like people you should avoid. My neighbors cats crap all over my lawn and mess up my plants because my garden is well cared for. They leave my neighbors garden alone.
  • I do like cats, I have had two myself and have 'adopted' my S/O's cats which I love!. However I much prefer dogs. Dogs have far more in the way of personality that cats, they are loyal rather than selfish, instead of training them so that they do their business only when you let them out, you have to go around cleaning up a stinking cat litter tray every time they use it, dogs are easier to train and respond to a firm voice if they step out of line too!
  • you can train a dog because they are smart but a cat is too dumb to learn
  • We don't own cats, cat's just live under the same roof as we do.
  • I love cats. They are so weird! In good ways!
  • Brittany, Brittany. Cats are hunters, you can feed them as much as you like, they will still hunt. Birds, insects, mice, any small thing that moves. Trouble is they can wipe out all the birds in your area in a very short time. Sometimes people don't look after them properly and they turn feral, this means they will live off the land. No small animal is safe.
  • I like cats better, I think they are so cute, so are dogs but sometimes when they get older they get less better looking then when they were when they were puppies.
  • Cats don't make good "watch pets." They surrender too easily!!:)
  • My daughter has a cat. My cat stayed indoors until one day she decided to use my couch as her litter box(the litter box was clean). She then had to go outside. Now she is outside and my husband hates it when she jumps up on one of our cars. (He isn't a cat fan, but my daughter loves her)
  • Dogs are pack animals. This means they strongly desire to bond with their human family members, want to please them, are protective of them, and actively seek out approval and affection just like they would if they were in a pack with other dogs. Because of this, they are also easy to train. Cats, however, are NOT pack animals. They are territorial predators and as such are more "loners" than dogs are. Their natural instincts do not permit them to bond in the same manner that dogs do, and as such are more difficult to train to perform in the manner most people are familiar with in canines. This is not to say that cats don't bond with their human owners...just that they do so in a different way than dogs.
  • Most of the stats that I have seen show that cats still out number dogs as pets in the United States - I have no idea of numbers in other countries. As to the differences several replies have made reference to some. The major one to me is the way that we intereact wtih them and they towards us. +5
  • People don't understand cats. They think they are not pack animals. In fact, they are, but their packs or prides are different from dog packs. The females tend to follow lead human females rather than males. That is certainly true with our old lady. She is my cat, then she loves the daughters better than the husband. That is in keeping with the fact that male cats are loners until they want to breed. So, in other words, if you want a cat you can train, get a female. ANother misconception is that cats are not affectionate. That is not true. OUr cat lives for the attention I give her and gets upset if I don't pay her attention, really upset, hurt. She loves our company and she communicates with us. In fact, cats can say more human sounds than dogs can, and so can be taught to say certain words eg out, no, hello, mama. No they will not guard your house, or alert you to intruders by making a noise, but I know if there is something in the yard. My cat will sit up and look. She will look at the door before I hear someone knock. I love dogs, but cats are much easier to look after.
  • Dogs have owners...cats have 'staff'...
  • What gets me about the whole dag-cat debate is that 'cat people' normally say, "i like dogs but i prefer cats". Where as 'dog people' REALLY hate cats, its like a deep scorn that they have for them! I myself i'm a cat person and dont understand why people hate them, i can understand maybey they just prefere dogs but i just carnt understand there absolute hatred for them!
  • The media portrays cats as being evil. You know I'm right. Other than that cat's are more independent. People who want something to take care of and need them constantly...like a baby...will prefer dogs. I love cats, I love to watch their curiousity. They are very smart animals. Every cat I have ever had has been intelligent and loving, yet independent. They will not be needy but they will be there and I love that.
  • Well, where I live, cats are a serious problem. People buy them and then lose them, or don't desex them, and then the kittens end up wild. They hunt and kill all of the native animals. Even domesticated house cats kill the native animals unless they are kept inside all the time, which is obviously impractical. Also, they can sometimes be rather mean. Dogs always seem to be happy to see you, whereas cats are just kind of like "eh, whatever" when you walk in the door.
  • Maybe an old folk lore was that cats suck the breath out of babies.
  • WELL I LOVE CATS SO MUCH. ID RATHER HAVE A CAT THAN A DOG CAUSE DOGS SMELL AND CATS ARE TRAINED TO USE THE LITTER BOX.
  • I suspect some of it may be allergy based without the sufferer realizing it. I prefer cats to dogs, I always have. I like dogs, I just prefer cats. A few years ago, I had allergy testing and found that I'm allergic to dogs, but not to cats. Now that I'm aware of the allergy, I've noticed that I'm okay if dogs are around, but if I pet them I start have asthma almost instantly, unless the dog has just had a bath. I was probably having that reaction all my life and just wasn't aware of it. I suspect its the same for many people who don't like cats: they are allergic and just don't know it. I also think that "dog people" are frequently too rough with cats without meaning to be, and thus they prompt that "aloof" response. Cats are much more delicate creatures and rough play or petting tends to frighten them. They liked to be stroked but not patted. If you are too rough, they flee. If you are friendly but a little bit rough, they'll tend to stick around but stay just out of reach. If you are very gentle, they'll tend to climb in your lap and stay. Cats are extremely loyal, two of mine took it as their responsibility to watch my child when she was an infant. Whenever I put her down, one or the other would take watch. They never got into the bassinet or crib, we'd carefully trained them not to. They just sat close by on our bed or on the blanket chest. If she woke up, they'd come to get me. If she cried, they would find me and cry piteously. Once she started crying when she was sitting in her stroller and I was in the bathroom. I couldn't get there quickly enough, so one of the cats got up on the stroller tray and started gently patting her face with his paws, trying to comfort her. The whole time he kept looking at me and crying to try to hurry me. Our cats also know the sound of our car and come running when they hear it. They wait at the front door to greet whoever is coming in. They line up at the front door at 5:15, waiting to greet my husband home from work.
  • My dog will never walk across your freshly washed car, nor will he hang on your screen door.
  • Whats up with Cats!!
  • There are many reasons why some people do not like cats because they are lazy, sneaky, free-spirted, too independant, untrainable, doesn't show enough appreciation, sleeps a lot etc and some are allergic to cats but less so with dogs. All my family prefer dogs over cats any day but I'm definitely a cat person! (hissing)

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