Our animal friends

July 20: Animals: Pets or Not

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“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” – John Steinbeck

Having a pet is such an enriching experience. Dogs are the proverbial best friends a human can have. They are faithful and loyal. Sticking with their humans through thick and thin. But that’s not too say that they don’t have their opinion about their humans! Some think that their human is nuts while others think that their human companions are the best in the world.

What does your pet/ dog things about you?

“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’” – Dave Barry


If dogs are the best pets humans can have the case with cats is the exact opposite. They feel that humans are there to serve them and they make themselves available for petting only when they feel like it. Biting/ scratching the hand that feeds them was perhaps invented for the cats that own the human. We even classify humans as dog people and cat people!

Which are you?


Written for;WQW #27: Agreeable Animal Amigos, hosted by Marsha



89 thoughts on “Our animal friends

  1. I like both dogs and cats. We’ve had both. Right now I have my daughter’s cat Olive. She’s been very affectionate lately. I think it’s because she was boarded for 10 days when we went to Utah.

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  2. Years ago I was told dogs have owners and cats have staff. I think that’s true and although I like cats, I prefer dogs as you know from reading my blog. As to what Maya thinks about me? Probably, ah, soft touch, I can play her up a bit and she’ll get mad but not for long cos I’m cute and have those killer puppy dog eyes she can’t resist.

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  3. haha, I think I definitely work harder for my cat’s love. Puppy Girl is definitely on auto-love pilot. I used to be entirely a dog person, but the last in few years cats have won me over. The biggest tricks to make this happen are neutering them at a young age, spending lots of time loving them when they are young, and not offering choices for dinner. I haven’t found an answer to overcoming their nocturnal love fests.

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  4. I’ve had dogs and cats in my life now, and both of them have distinct charms. Our doggy family members (all of whom have sadly passed away) were cherished and very attentive, but I keep getting surprised by how social cats actually are–my black kitty wants to have someone around and enjoys getting TLC… a lot. She also loves to run all over the place and begs for attention more than I ever remember our dogs doing. Hehe. I guess both sides have their moments. ^_^

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  5. I like both and have owned many of both. We don’t have cats now because we have a “dog flap,” so there’s no way to keep a cat in the house. Not only don’t I want my cat eating the birds, but I don’t want my cat run over by the crazed people driving up our road at supersonic speeds. But I would have them if it was safe. We only have one dog these days. We had many more, but the cost of food and vet care is so high, I don’t think we could afford more, especially with the addition of birdseed.

    Boyoboy, life gets really complicated as you get old and poorer!

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  6. I have three cats currently and have had a total of ten cats throughout my childhood and adult life and only one little dog – a peekapoo. Cats can be as playful as dogs, as comforting as dogs and certainly as loyal as dogs. With some, however, you must adapt your time to THEIR schedule. I love my kitties!

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