The long debate of whether cats are better than dogs or vice versa still stands to this day. If you scour through social media/ dating profiles, you will see many people have “cat mom/dad” or “dog mom/dad” in their bio.
People take pets very seriously. Although we all love animals, we prefer some over others. There are some people who won’t even look at a cat, let alone have one as a pet. While other people would never have a dog as a pet. It just depends on the person.
Although dogs are adorable and I pet one every time I come in contact with one, here are the top 5 reasons why cats are better than dogs.
Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs – You Don’t Have to Walk a Cat
Cats use a litter box inside and, therefore, do not need to go outside to use the bathroom. Dogs need to take a walk to get exercise and use the bathroom. Sometimes they just go in the yard, but you still have to go outside. I laugh at dog owners, in the middle of winter, in a snowstorm, walking their dog, while I’m inside drinking hot chocolate and petting my cat.
Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs – Cats Bathe Themselves
Has your dog ever come inside from running around, playing and they are covered in dirt and smell? Then it is a struggle trying to get them into the bathtub to wash them off. You don’t have to worry about that with cats. They bathe and clean themselves and, somehow, they’re fine. It’s like magic.
Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs – Cats Don’t Take Up Much Space
Ok, some cats, like mine, may be large and weigh up to 20 pounds, but that doesn’t compare to a big dog that is almost up to your hips. If you’ve ever tried to share a bed with a Golden Retriever or Lab, you will know you get no personal space. They also have big beds, toys, accessories, etc. Cats have a litter box, maybe two small toys, and a food and water dish.
Cats Don’t Constantly Bark
Cats may Meow when they are hungry or they see something that we don’t (that happens a lot), or just want attention, but that does not compare to the loud barking dogs do. You are trying to sleep or have a peaceful day and dogs will bark because they saw a squirrel. Meowing and purring are quiet for the most part.
Cat Owners Tend to be Smarter
This is a fact, sorry. In 2014, researchers from Carroll University in Wisconsin conducted a study on the personalities between people who identify as “cat people” and “dog people.” The biggest finding was that cat people scored higher on intelligence than dog people. Cat people also tend to be more introverted and not as outgoing.
No offense to dogs at all. If I walk past your dog, please let me pet it. Cats are just superior. This has aged back to the Egyptian age. They may rule the house, but they also rule our hearts.