If you would be inclined to call this an opinion piece, you have an inclination to being wrong. What I am going to explain to you is nothing short of cold, hard facts. I’m sorry to let the wind out of the sails of every cat lover that reads this but it is time that someone told you that you are devoting yourself to an inferior species of domesticated animal.
Let’s just start out with the most obvious reason, shall we? Cats prefer to piss and shit in a box. Inside your home. Hell, they are trained to do so! Now, how society has accepted this is beyond me. The fact that most people can go to the homes of friends and family that own cats and remain completely oblivious to the plastic bin, usually in plain view, that everyone knows contains cat shit and piss boggles the mind. Strangely, if a dog owner were to train their dog to piss and shit in the same corner, even if it was on paper, and it was left out when people were over, rest assured that person would be judged a bit harshly. Dogs, on the other hand, are trained to go outside. While accidents do happen, especially with puppies, I have yet to hear of anyone throwing in the towel and dedicating a corner of their home as the dog’s restroom. I am just sayin…
Another point is that dogs like to sleep when you like to sleep. They are not nocturnal creepers. When I go to bed, my dogs go to bed–whether it is a nap or down for the night. Cats like to creep around and they make noise, climbing curtains or “meowing” around the house.
My dogs have never been compelled to use my furniture or curtains as manicure tools.
If someone walks into my house, my dogs are going to notify me. Okay, okay–sometimes–alright, A LOT of times, I am alerted if someone walks BY the house. Or drives by. Or is across the street. Or if there is a gust of wind. Or if there is oxygen present in the room. NEVERTHELESS!! I know when shit is going down!! When is the last time you heard of a cat alerting a family of an intruder? That is, unless you are most worried about other cats breaching your property perimeter.
My dogs don’t go pawing around in their crap and then take a leisurely stroll across the surfaces we prepare and eat food from. I mean, sure, they would if they could but that is neither here nor there, since they don’t.
Hairballs. Need I say more?
On the back is written (translated from Aramaic): “Dogs are the best pet to have. Cats are dumb. I wonder how long it will take my Dad to realize that I decided to use his name, spelled backwards, when I named the best animal. He is going to LOL”.
Argument over! I win!
On top of all that, my dogs will kill mice and rats too. They also kill stuffed animals but I am pretty sure that they do that in self-defense.