So what happens when this stick monster broke into our home. Our little poochie came to the rescue! she defended us against the vicious monster that wanted to tear us apart! Go poochie, you are my hero.
There is no dispute which two animals are top two on the worlds most owned pets. Cats and dogs have been a long time favorite for.....well an entire life time for animal lovers. The both posses distinctive qualities which suites the different characteristic of different pet owners quite well. Although there are the in between owners who have both cat and dog under the same roof. Even though both animals are loved, which animal comes out on top of this elite top two list of pets. Lets do a simple comparison and see how they fair against each other.
The Table Below Represents The totality of the amount of pet owners of the top three pets.
Dogs are much harder to groom than cats and shed much more fur too. There are certain breed of dogs which may require a dog grooming professional to deal with those bulky hair. Cats do not shed as much as dogs and since cats are much smaller, grooming will also be much easier than dogs.
Anyone who has a dog knows that dogs like to chow down. And if you let them, they would eat all around the clock. On average, dogs will eat at least 5 times what the average cat eats per day. This of course will lead to a higher food bill for your dog than your cat.
Both cat and dog comes with their health risk issues, but which is more riskier? Meaning, is you dog more likely to be infected or are cats more likely to be infected. Lets look briefly at the most common health factors of both animals
If we compare the table of common illnesses we would see that there is not much difference as both animals share common illnesses such as Diarrhea, vomiting, worms and of course flea infestation.
There is absolute no doubt in this world or any other that dogs are much more intelligent than their feline counterparts. It is much more easy to train a dog to do certain task than a cat. Dogs are trained to do tricks, search and rescue operations. Narcotic findings, blind leading and many more activities which require not only the physical training but some level of intelligence to undertake the task which is bestowed upon them.
when it comes down to expressing emotions, dogs do come out on top for this as well. The facial expressions given by dogs are often priceless. You can easily tell if you dog is sad, upset or happy by facial and bodily expressions. From the moving of the ear to the tail movement to the natural sounds which the dog makes can help you determine the state or feeling of the animal. Cats are basically cats. They are cute and cuddly, but many times would just either purr when they want to be let out or purr when the want food. If they think you are lovely today they will curl upon you wherever you are and just simply want to be next to you. Cats emotions tends to be a bit harder to negotiate with their poker faces.
OK,cats will play now and then and many times would just prefer to jump up a tree or scratch on the scratch mat. I doubt you will be able to play catch the Frisbee with any of these felines anytime soon as they neither have the vigor to prolong in playfulness among humans for any long period. Dogs do it all, they will run you to extreme tiredness if you let them. Once they are out in the yard and you begin to play their is no stopping. Whether is be a bit of wrestling or cuddling with your pet dog they will be totally into it. Just bring the game and they play.
Sensitivity and Awareness
Cats are aware of the surroundings which "they care about" namely their food dish and water dish. Dogs tend to be much more aware of their surroundings and can actually tell if something has moved or changed in their surroundings. They are also protective of their surroundings and owners also.
Well, for me as a pet owner with two dogs, one cat, a fruit bat, and a gold fish named swallow. I can say that cats are wonderful pets and deserve every bit of attention that they get. Dogs on the other hand are the ultimate pets and have outclassed the cats in most levels. But what is your take on Dogs and Cats. Which do you think actually makes a better pet?
Grey hound racing as been widely entertained for decades. You will see these animals dashing out from starting gates like thoroughbreds while thousands of people place bets and taunt and shout at their favorite hound for them to run and win. The hounds are trained to chase after some stuff animal that is hitch to some mechanism than goes down or around the track. And, well, the first hound which crosses the finish line wins. But is it just that, running and winning and then go to a nice facility where they are loved petted and pampered. Grey hounds are racing dogs and they are bred for racing. They are raised to put big money in uncaring and animal hating individuals who are just seeing them as a means to an end.
There are around 20,000 greyhounds bred for racing in Australia every year, with the only possible outcome an early death for most of them. This figure does not include: ‘discarded’ puppies from accidental litters or discarded because they do not have the right racing traits. How despicable is that? Breeding animals to make money and once they don't meat your "product standard" they are literally discarded.
The fact is that when these animals have done their fare share of racing and have won and excitement fills the air with everyone patting down that winning dog, once that animal winning days are done he will be put away. And that is just saying it decent.
They Hounds are killed
According to website. PETA.ORG
"In a horrific example of the industry’s cruelty, in 2002 the remains of approximately 3,000 greyhounds from Florida racetracks were discovered on the Alabama property of a former racetrack security guard who had been “retiring” unwanted greyhounds with a .22-caliber rifle for more than 40 years.(2) The attorney for the accused said, “If there’s anybody to be indicted here, it’s the industry because this is what they’re doing to these animals. The misery begins the day they’re born. The misery ends when my client gets a hold of them and puts a bullet in the head.”(3) In a similar case in the U.K., an undercover investigation by the Sunday Times revealed that a builder’s merchant had been taking healthy greyhounds who had been judged by their trainers to be too slow to race, killing them with a bolt gun, and burying them in a 1-acre plot behind his home. The paper estimated that the man had killed more than 10,000 dogs over a 15-year span."