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Hazza Has A Gazza
24-09-2018, 12:40 AM
I love dogs, they are fantastic animals. If you care for and love a dog, you'll get it back in equal measure. A dog will defend you when it sees danger and help you feel better if you're down. You throw a ball and a dog will bring it back time and again. You can teach a dog right from wrong by human standards and it will understand and accept this way of life because it loves you. If you treat a dog with kindness, then as far as it's concerned, you're God.

Unfortunately I have a cat. It's not really my own cat, it's Mrs Hazza's pet which came as part of the package in the relationship. I'd had no previous experience of cats in my life but they can't be that different from dogs can they?
Well, I quickly learned they're the exact opposite. Whatever you do for a cat, whatever you give and no matter how much affection and care you show it, it will never be enough. Cats do not care if you're feeling crap. They don't want your interaction, they resent you and will not shy away from showing their disgust at you.
They will find a way to wake you up every single night, often more than once, and often for no other reason than for their own entertainment. Cats are greedy, selfish, hateful creatures who see themselves as God. It has little redeeming qualities. They're cute but they play on it. Cats are cunning and manipulative. It knows if I raise my voice, Mrs Hazza will jump to its defence.
The cat will sometimes let you think you've finally struck a bond with it, this will simply be a way to get extra food or treats, and whether it gets them or not, you won't be sleeping well that night.

What are people's opinions on cats and dogs? Am I being too harsh on cats? Are they all like ours or are there any decent cats?

sota
24-09-2018, 12:53 AM
We live in Florida and have a Labrador from Newfoundland. Despite his black coat he has adapted to a hot climate well and his raw food diet keeps him slim and healthy. We take him to the local dog beach and he can outswim all the other mutts because he is fit and has webbed feet. I hate moggies, they are selfish.

monty_rhodes
24-09-2018, 04:33 AM
We had two border collies who were part of the family. I won't have another dog simply because I don't want to go through the trauma of the ending again. I dislike cats though we have had cats in the past as my wife likes them. The damage they do to wild life and songbirds is considerable and people should be discouraged from keeping the beasts.

millmoormagic
24-09-2018, 04:42 AM
Monty, you're missing out, i had similar feelings when we lost our family dog a few years ago, didn't get another for 3 years for fear of getting hurt again, i've now got two and wouldn't be without them. It's true that they are part of the family in every sense and they're great companions, i wouldn't have a cat thrown at me...

monty_rhodes
24-09-2018, 06:40 AM
Monty, you're missing out, i had similar feelings when we lost our family dog a few years ago, didn't get another for 3 years for fear of getting hurt again, i've now got two and wouldn't be without them. It's true that they are part of the family in every sense and they're great companions, i wouldn't have a cat thrown at me...

I think if the right dog turned up - perhaps a rescue dog - we'd be tempted. There's a few things to consider. I'm 66 although I'm out in the hills every day, my wife couldn't handle anything too boisterous and we sometimes have our 2 yo granddaughter to stay. But I miss having a dog on the walks.

Townerslovechild
24-09-2018, 01:32 PM
Cats are cool and clever with their own minds, dogs are none of these.

ragingpup
24-09-2018, 01:38 PM
Cats are cool and clever with their own minds, dogs are none of these.

Cats are cold blooded murderers who hate everything.

Hazza Has A Gazza
24-09-2018, 04:29 PM
I should add, to make matters worse ours is an indoor cat. If I had my way it would be a permanently outdoor cat. Cats also have no respect for your belongings and your furniture.
They are that intelligent that they will happily eat plastic until they choke.

sota
24-09-2018, 04:56 PM
My mates wife has 5 or 6 of the damn things, he hates them. One of them drowned in their pool and she insisted on making them move to house with no pool. He loved his pool did my mate, know he hasn't got one, poor bugger.

caytonmiller
24-09-2018, 06:11 PM
Cats are Vatican salt and violet Beauregard mixed together... Evil nasty creatures..
I have 2 dogs. A german Shepard and a northern Inuit. Shepard's are the best dogs for family. Loyal, protective, obedient. Inuits, need patience. A strong owner they make you cry and smile with a single action. If you have one ounce of sense don't get one..

caytonmiller
24-09-2018, 06:11 PM
Vatican?? Hmmm veruca

Nardendee
24-09-2018, 07:55 PM
We tried not having a dog after Lucy our Cocker Spaniel died but after 6 months we just found that there was a void.

We got Alfie the Shi Tzu, now aged 5 and a year later we got Rosie (4) another Shi Tzu, and wow and more wow. It depends on your circumstances but the fun you have and the joy they bring is absolutely wonderful. They really are our kids and I really couldnít do without them.

They say a dog is mans best friend and they are not wrong.

They are not to be taken on a whim though and they are totally dependent on you so they arenít for everyone but what you get back is immeasurable.

CTMilller
24-09-2018, 08:04 PM
I suppose someone's got to speak up for cats and that'll have to be me.

Our Clemmie is black, small and brave. She keeps the rat and mouse population down in and around the house and she is good company in the evening. Always climbs up and sits still and quiet. Yes, you can't tell what she's thinking and there is an element of selfishness about everything she does but she has character. She's indoor/outdoor which makes her pretty independent. She doesn't take any sh*t from anyone. Feeding her is simple and she makes no mess. She doesn't need taking for endless walks with a plastic bag to pick up her crap. She doesn't slobber everywhere or bark incessantly and she generally doesn't need attention.

Having said that, she does rip things with her claws, and we have far fewer birds in the garden since her arrival.

Nardendee
24-09-2018, 10:01 PM
Probably because they crap on everyone elseís garden. 😜

CTMilller
25-09-2018, 06:54 AM
Probably because they crap on everyone else’s garden. ��

Fair comment...though my garden is quite large and she keeps it at home.

monty_rhodes
25-09-2018, 07:01 AM
Fair comment...though my garden is quite large and she keeps it at home.

I read your post and thought you had discovered a breed of cat that didn't take a crap, CT!

CTMilller
25-09-2018, 07:35 AM
I read your post and thought you had discovered a breed of cat that didn't take a crap, CT!

Wouldn't THAT be great! Cats are neat in that when they crap outside it tends to be in the same place. Trouble is, that place is usually where you're either walking or trying to grow something (and cat poo is not an effective plant fertilizer...)