Which one do you prefer for a pet - Dog or cat?

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@smilyn (2964)
United States
August 25, 2008 9:44am CST
Some prefer to have a cat as a pet. And some dog. I love dogs more than cat and so I own a dog. I have some fish also but not a cat. Which one do you prefer to have as a pet - cat or dog?
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
26 Aug 08
Always dogs..I have two dogs and when I come home they run right up to me wagging their tails and rubbing their faces on me..I love them,I think no animal can love people like that.I don't think cats love people.Have a nice day and cheers..
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
28 Aug 08
That is true..No pets can love people more than dogs. I have heard that cats are selfish. But dogs are man-oriented and that puts them in the first.
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I prefer dogs, I have neither at the time. If I got a bet It would be a dog, my daughter have a dog I call her my grand dog. Pets these days are expensive to keep you have to take care of them like you would your children. The laws with pets are very strict now and that is a good thing. I like kittens. I never really took to cats as pets.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Oh.Laws have some influences in your country. In mine, we do not have anything of such. Moreover I have seen many owning a dog only.
@shelley2 (55)
• Germany
25 Aug 08
I am definatly a dog person from the word go. I have only had one cat myself that I have really bonded with since I moved out of my parents house.I am 42 now so that tells you how long that has been LOL. I just feel that dogs have the most wonderful personalities and cuddly and playful. Where as cats seem to be more aloof most of the time. I like to give hugs and cuddles so Dogs are for me.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
26 Aug 08
wow..you have been owning a dog for so many years. Really dogs are the most wonderful pets in the world. They even recognise our mood swings and makes us feel better when we are upset. When we cuddle them they could understand it and respond to it. They too love us more. They make us feel great.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
25 Aug 08
Well to start with I don't trust cats. And I don't think that they trust me either, I can see it in their eyes. I do love dogs and have had a few over the years. I like a dog, like a Lab, that are gentle and don't mind being mauled by little kids. Our last dog, Shadow, was like this and I never felt uncomfortable when friends and family visited, but my son has a Pitbull, Honey, who is a sweet heart and loves people but I would not trust her around anyone that comes to visit, even though she has never hurt or bitten anyone. She just doesn't bring out that trusting feeling. We do love her though.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
26 Aug 08
ha..ha..yes, even among dogs their character varies with the breed. I have been told that Dobermans could never tolerate someone kicking their master. Even if it sees something like that it will attack the other person. But I have seen some pet dogs who just sleeps near the legs of the masters - very kind and lovable..
• India
25 Aug 08
obviously dog any day. dogs are touted as mans best friend. also dog i feel are more lovable and can be easily trained plus can be a good guardians. i find cats little bit aggressive and cunning and don't find myself connected with them to that extent.
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@smilyn (2964)
• United States
26 Aug 08
That is the main reason why I love dogs. I think that they are more faithful to the master. But cats are little selfish..
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I prefer a cat, even tho my own cat drives me nuts. LOL.
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@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 08
I have never liked cat but I have few cats at home owned by my daughter. I like dogs better and I have a pet dog which is very obedient and understand my command.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
26 Aug 08
That is true. Dogs are more obedient and faithful too.