Man’s Best Friend – Dogs and Cats Compared

Is the dog really man’s best friend or does it depend on the man or woman for that matter. No matter which you choose, even if you are like me and choose both, your life will be greatly enriched.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a dog or choosing a cat.

Benefits of Dogs

Dog is essentially a servant. His feelings toward his master devoted and his manner familiar; he enjoys the master’s affection and regard. He will go to any length to please and protect his people. He can be taught any manner of service tasks and will go about them with enthusiasm. His aim is to please.

Dogs are dependent upon humans. They seek humans for companionship, play and care. They enjoy the role of being part of the “pack” and will go to great lengths to keep that position.

Should I get a cat?

Cats are also quite self-sufficient. You never have to entertain them. This is not to say that they cannot be entertained or that they themselves are not entertaining. It is just that their errands are many and their schedules full. Cats prefer going it alone, depending upon their own wit to survive.

The cat is different. She serves no one, knowingly or willingly. Her one accomplishment — the hunting of mice, rats and other rodents — is self-taught. The man does not live who can claim to have trained a cat to perform a task for human benefit. There are no police cats, no watch cats, no sled cats. The cat does not even come when she’s called, unless it suits her. It has been said that dogs have maters and cats have staff.

[quote style=”boxed”]“Dogs come when they’re called. Cats take a message and get back to you later!” – Mary Bly[/quote]

Whether you choose to share your home with a dog or a cat depends a great deal upon your own personality. If you seek to be in charge, you will come to blows with cat every time. She cannot be controlled. If companionship and undying loyalty are what you seek, a dog will fill the position willingly.

There are homes and people for both dog and cat—examine what you expect carefully and choose accordingly. Your home will be blessed with the presence of either.

Whatever pet you choose you’ll want to keep them around as long as possible. Seek alternative natural pet care products from Alternative Animal.

To your Pets,

Roxanna Whittington