We all know it. Dogs are better than cats in just about every way. Think of the icy glare you’ll receive from a cat lover when you state that fact. If the role was reversed, a dog person would take it to heart and consider it an insult to all of mankind and dogkind. We think of dog and cat people in terms of the attributes often associated with their choice of pets. A dog person is thought of as friendly and outgoing. A cat person is aloof and independent. Perhaps even arrogant in their perceived intelligence above a dog person. No one has talked about a crazy dog lady that lives down the road. My husband and his siblings vividly remember one such crazy cat woman who lived on their street when they were children. Nightly, she would stand on her front porch, in all of her cat lady refinement, including bathrobe, slippers and cup of tea with honey. Ok, we don’t really know if she had the tea, but one can assume. She would call out, to the enjoyment of all of the awaiting neighborhood children, “Precious!” followed by “Leave my cat alone!” as little Precious was chased home. Now if Precious was a 100lb Rottweiler, Cat Lady would have earned respect.
For that reason, respect is the first reason why dogs are better than cats. Eyeballs are my evidence. For example, if you hear that Megan lives alone with her 4 cats, the eyeballs roll in disapproval and a touch of pity. Poor Megan, she must enjoy weekends knitting sweaters for all of those cats. You know she has a few cups of fancy English tea because American tea is simply inferior. If Scarlett lives alone with her 4 Labrador Retrievers, the eyebrows lift and the head nods in instant admiration. Don’t make Scarlett mad, even though we all know she must be tons of fun. Scarlett should help Megan.
25. Cats in movies vs. dogs in movies
Go ahead. Name a movie where the cat dies and everyone is sad. I didn’t think so. Just for the sake of argument, I’m sure there are one or two. But it’s the dog movies that really punch you right in the gut.(Spoiler) There is an entire website devoted to letting you know in advance if the dog dies or is injured in the movie… Just thinking of Marley & Me or I am Legend makes me want to hug my dog and tell him how much he is loved and adored. Oh God. Old Yeller. Hooch. It’s going to be all right, boy.