Are You a Dog Person or Cat Person....Or....

United States
September 23, 2015 2:14pm CST
Me? I'm cat people myself. Have raised cats my whole life, or should I say I have been raised by cats my whole life. I like the interior "plumbing" feature that cats have...they use a litterbox indoors and all I have to do is "flush" it each day. Now a dog on the other hand, needs someone to open the door three hundred times a day, and if you take him for a walk you need a pooper scooper to pick up his messes, so you can enjoy them far longer than you really want to before you can throw them away. So, how about you? Are you a cat person, a dog person, or is there some other kind of pet who owns you?
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21 responses
• United States
23 Sep 15
i jest like critters, period. if'n ya think 'vin' pups is a time - ya ought to've horses to clean up after. they leave big piles 8-10 times a day :)
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• United States
23 Sep 15
Yup, they sure do. I used to live on a bird farm...birds are pretty much incontinent so every fifteen minutes or so, like clockwork, they "go". Chickens, ducks and geese...oh my!
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@sueznewz2 (9678)
• Alicante, Spain
23 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx good grief... I must admitI have not given much thought to how many times horses 'go' ... but that's wwwaaayyyy more than I thought.... lol's
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@sueznewz2 (9678)
• Alicante, Spain
23 Sep 15
@Novelange l mmmm messy....
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@rosekiss (30285)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Sep 15
When I was married, and lived on a farm, we had lots of cats, but now that I live alone, and divorced, I have two dogs. They are my faithful companions,as I can always rely on them to be here for me, and they love me unconditionally. I am glad I have them, as they do help with the loneliness that I feel each day living alone.
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• United States
23 Sep 15
Awww, it's so nice to have those little furry companions, isn't it? We all need a little warm fuzziness sometimes and they offer it up in spades.
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@rosekiss (30285)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Sep 15
@Novelangel They sure do, as they are my faithful companions, and I would be lost without them.
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• United States
23 Sep 15
@rosekiss Same here. I'd never be the same without my kitty. She can be a snot at times, but she's my little snot.
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@LadyDuck (146888)
• Switzerland
24 Sep 15
I have to say that I love all the animals, but I am mainly a cat person.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
Same here. I have been owned by many cats over the years.
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@LadyDuck (146888)
• Switzerland
24 Sep 15
@Novelangel I do not have a cat of my own, but I have the cats of two of my neighbors that come to visit me every day. I know they come because i give them treats, but I do not care, I am happy to hugs them.
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@nanette64 (17098)
• Fairfield, Texas
12 Oct 15
@Novelangel As I've mentioned, I have 12 indoor and 2 outdoor cats and I even take care of 4 up at an abandoned mobile home. When I had the animal rescue at my property, I also took care of 20 cats and 106 dogs.
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@allknowing (61550)
• India
24 Sep 15
We have had cats and dogs as pets both loved equally. I like birds too but not in captivity.
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@allknowing (61550)
• India
25 Sep 15
@Novelangel Its not the work but birds need their freedom. I cannot think of a bird in a cage. I once went to a bird shop bought a few and let them free.
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• United States
25 Sep 15
@allknowing Well, that works if you live in an appropriate climate. Many of the birds they sell as pets are from Australia and other warm regions, so releasing them where I come from would be more cruel than caging them indoors. A lot of people will allow their pet birds to have the roam of the house though, rather than just keeping them caged all the time.
@allknowing (61550)
• India
26 Sep 15
@Novelangel That does not happen here. That should not be encouraged. It is like trying to grow flowers that do not do well in certain climates and then they are called exotic.
@Rollo1 (16652)
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Sep 15
We had dogs and cats, but the cat was required to go outside for relieving itself. My mother would not have any litter boxes.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
My grandmother was similar to that, I think. I don't know about the litter boxes, but she would confine the cat to a particular room and put it outside every night. Inevitably all of her cats eventually got hit on the highway because of it.
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@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
24 Sep 15
@Novelangel That is to sad that they got hit on the highway.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
@Marcyaz Yeah, a lot of people won't even try to avoid hitting a cat. Some people will even swerve to hit them if possible. It's disgusting but true.
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@fawkes62 (1296)
• United States
23 Sep 15
I am a cat person. I have had cats since I was a kid, not counting the years I lived in apartments that didn't allow pets. I currently have two cats, a dog, and fish, and I much prefer the cats, though the kitten can get frustrating with all his energy at times. I've also had gerbils, guinea pigs, and a bird (not all at the same time), I liked them all buy my lifestyle doesn't work for having a bird and I didn't enjoy cleaning the cages either.
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• United States
23 Sep 15
I used to live on a small farm where we had chickens, ducks, geese and pheasants, plus parakeets and cockatiels inside the house. I had a few pet mice over the years and for a while, had a pet lizard too. He was the most interesting pet, but also the most aggravating as he only ate live insects. Once in a while a few of those insects would escape...grrrr.
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@fawkes62 (1296)
• United States
24 Sep 15
@Novelangel I won't allow any pets in the house that require live insects to eat. That would drive me crazy.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
@fawkes62 Yeah, it was a pain to put up with, that's for sure.
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@jstory07 (65360)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Sep 15
I have always been a cat person because a cat has a mind of its own and they do what they want to do.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
They sure do have minds of their own. LOL. And they spend half their lives trying to prove to us that they are the dominant cat in the family hierarchy.
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@sunnypub (2131)
• United States
24 Sep 15
I love animals but I am definitely a cat person. I have been owned by cats for the last 36 years since I got my first cat at age 10 and that will continue until I die. I love their independence, and in my experience they are very loving and they care deeply for their humans. My cats have always known when I am feeling down and come up for me to pet them and then they purr and that calms me down. They come when called, some have even learned to sit on command, some play fetch and of course all use the litter box. They are very intellignet, very trainable, very loveable and very loyal as long as you treat them well and have patience with them. And they have the cutest little kitty noses. I currently live with 2 cats and one rat. Life for me would not be as joyful without cats.
• United States
24 Sep 15
Awww, what a cute story, and what a loving kitty mama. I live with my hubby and one cat, a calico who definitely believes that she is Princess High-and-mightiness, Master of the Universe. I'm sure that someday she will have me trained to her liking.
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@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
24 Sep 15
I have both dogs and cats but to tell the truth I prefer my dogs as I can talk with them more than my cat and the dogs I can take places with me and walk them in the park.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
I take my cat walkies, but I have to carry her or she'd climb every tree in the neighborhood and wouldn't come back down until a big truck went by. Trucks are scary after all. hehe.
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@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
24 Sep 15
@Novelangel My cats do not like to be taken for a walk only my dogs will walk with me.
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• United States
25 Sep 15
@Marcyaz My cat is not always fond of being carried around the neighborhood. She tolerates it for a short walk, but just a few minutes at a time and then she's done.
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@lady1993 (16388)
• Philippines
25 Sep 15
i am more of a cat person, they are so adorable but i own a dog right now, you can't always get what you want
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• United States
25 Sep 15
Well, that's true, lady, you can't always have what you want. But I'm sure your doggy is awesome too!
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@lady1993 (16388)
• Philippines
26 Sep 15
@Novelangel yeah, i do love my dog and he is very playful but also destructive
@Morleyhunt (19540)
• Canada
24 Oct 15
My husband is a dog person. I am more of a cat person. We have a small dog. This works out for both of us.
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• United States
6 Apr 16
It's the same for my husband and I. He's always raised dogs and I've always raised cats. Now we have one cat and she is still working on training him properly. LOL.
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@maggs224 (1713)
• Alicante, Spain
25 Sep 15
I saw a sign once that said 'Cats don't have owners they have staff' which I thought funny. I have a young dog, who is still very much a puppy and he is enough of a handful all on his own to keep four adults occupied lol...
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• United States
6 Apr 16
That's so funny about the cat sign, and so true as well. LOL. My cat firmly believes she is supreme ruler of the household and has the staff to prove it. ;)
@ko31024 (493)
• Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
24 Sep 15
I am a dog :) i used to have a dog when i was a child it is really hard to take a care and raise it so i sold it to another person
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• United States
24 Sep 15
Well, hello doggy. I had a dog years ago as well, and he lived for a very long time. He was strictly an outdoor dog however, as he had a very thick coat and couldn't tolerate being in the house much.
• Preston, England
24 Sep 15
I like both cats and dogs, and all pets. I currently have a very aged (18 year old) cat. I have owned dogs in the past too. Smudge, my cat goes outside through a cat flap when she wants with a huge park right behind the house so no need for litter trays.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
That's cool that Smudge has a place to go to do her business the natural way, outdoors. I had a cat once who lived to be 18. It's nice if they can be that old and relatively healthy at the same time.
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Sep 15
I've had all sorts of pets, cats, dogs, fish, snakes, rats, hamsters, rabbits, tortoises, turtles, guinea pigs, even a crayfish, but I'm mostly a cat person.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
Wow. That is quite the menagerie. In my neck of the woods, crayfish are called "crawdads" and they are for eatin'. (Not by me. I don't eat anything that is supposed to go into a pot of boiling water alive.) As a child I used to try to keep any critter I could catch as a pet, until I discovered that wild critters are fairly high maintenance. (It's hard to catch flies for a pet frog, for example.) I caught spiders, snakes, grasshoppers, frogs and toads...you name it, I caught it. LOL
@sharon6345 (118272)
• United States
24 Sep 15
I have no access to a cat here so my man got me a cat that lives with him. He can't stop yelling at him all the time. It makes my heart hurt. I wish I could bring sammy home with me. I can't stand dogs for the most part. They mostly scare me is all. Teeth and all and chased me a few times till I am terrified. Speaking of cleanliness I had a dog twice for my child but had to get rid of them. I could not allow them outside and then on my furniture. I got tired of one eating the mess out the little box as well. I got so sick seeing that dog swipe the mess out the litter box before I would get it. she was so fast. yuck. Cat person here with a rabbit in tow.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
Yeah, some dogs do have a nasty habit of trying to eat other animals' messes. Cats just seem to be lower maintenance in my book.
• Shreveport, Louisiana
24 Sep 15
I prefer cats over dogs. They tend to take care of themselves and you don't have to worry about it.
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• United States
24 Sep 15
Exactly. Very good point, Dustin. Dogs are much needier animals.
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@joylol (148)
• Austin, Texas
23 Sep 15
I am a dog person! They are so cute! Cats always scratch me or run away from me when I try to get close to them but dogs are like my best playmates.^_^
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• United States
24 Sep 15
Dogs love me too. LOL. Half the time they try to climb up to my face so they can plant wet, sloppy kisses all over me. I love dogs but the natural scent they carry drives me crazy. To me, cats smell good and dogs stink, so I would probably spend all my time trying to get the dog clean when he's already clean, just doggy scented. hehe.
@Dragonairy1 (1414)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
23 Sep 15
I like both, although I'm currently owned by a cat. I love dogs, but they're pretty tying, so I cuddle other people's dogs instead
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• United States
24 Sep 15
Same here. I cuddle other people's dogs as well...any time I'm at someone's home for a party or whatever, you will find me hanging out with the pets.
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@sueznewz2 (9678)
• Alicante, Spain
23 Sep 15
I like both cats and dogs.... but have only got a dog.... but of course I like most animals....
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• United States
24 Sep 15
Same here. I like anything cute and cuddly.