My Voice: Cats are Better than Dogs

Cats are significantly superior to dogs, at least that’s my opinion. Although both of these animals are adorable and great in their own way, cats definitely bring much more to the table than dogs do. 

First, we will take a look at the evolutionary history of the feline species versus the canine species.

Dogs were domesticated around 10,000 to 20,000 years before cats were. In fact, while humans forcefully domesticated dogs to be their servants, cats became domesticated because it benefited them.

Humans began breeding dogs to complete tasks for them, so dogs instinctively are more inclined to serve humans. Cats, on the other hand, started hanging out around humans when agriculture first emerged. They did this due to all of the extra rodents and food sources that humans and agriculture provided. 

This is very evident in the behavior of our beloved pets today. Dogs are known for their people pleasing qualities and their ability to be easily trained. As most people are aware of, cats are quite the opposite.

Usually, they are known for their fierce independence and indignant attitudes. In fact, it is debated whether cats are even fully domesticated. This is why if a house cat was put in the wild, it would easily be able to survive. However, dogs surviving in the wild is less likely.

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Disclaimer: no, it isn’t good to have stray cats outside because they kill so much wildlife. This is all hypothetical, of course.

This is why it is more rewarding to have a cat as a companion, rather than a dog. It takes work to earn the respect and loyalty of a cat. For instance, dogs will almost always respond to their own names.

Contrary to popular belief, cats also know their names, it just takes a special person in order for them to want to respond. Unlike a dog, who is utterly dependent on you in every way, having a cat is more like having a best friend rather than a small child.

Cats clean themselves, go to the bathroom themselves, and yet still want to bask in your love and attention, it’s the best of both worlds. When your cat loves you, they are very open about their affection. 

Cats are beautiful and majestic creatures. They can be pretty fierce when they want to be, and they are able to hold their own ground. While dogs can be fairly sheepish at times, cats have a sense of pride and self-respect that is not often compromised. Cats are able to land on all four feet at any time they fall, which is very often when their short little legs won’t propel them onto your bed. 

Don’t get me wrong, I also love dogs, but cats are not the mean, sullen animals that so many people make them out to be. Cats are precious and worthy of just as much love as dogs. At the end of the day, cats want to make you just as happy as dogs want to.

Anwen Harris
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