« on: May 04, 2008, 08:53:16 PM »
As someone who has had both a cat and a dog I am well positioned to answer this question. It is really pretty simple to determine which is a better option. Are you demented or are you a normal sane person. The reason I ask is that demented people like cats and normal people like dogs. Cats I must admit can be cute and they are rather self-sufficient. However cats are sort of the animal version of Stewie from family guy in that they are perpetually thinking about killing you. It is very obvious from looking at them, even when they are enjoying your company, that deep down they would like nothing more then to claw your face out and then eat your rotting flesh.
Dogs on the other hand, perhaps because they need you to feed them and take them for walks etc..., will generally like you, want to have you around, and develop an instinct to protect you.
Now if you’re a normal person this will sound appealing to you... if you are demented it might not and it might fill some deeply placed need to live with an animal that wants you dead.
I am now boring myself so in order to summarize I will cite this fact... if you were to die your cats would start eating you the moment they realize they can. Dogs on the other hand will only eat you after many days and then only if they have no other food sources and cannot escape from your domicile. To quote a fantastically named web-site (swingadeadcat.com)
" The next time you're falling asleep on the couch with the television on, take a look at your cat. He's not watching you because he's enamored of you; he's checking to see if your chest is still moving. In the final analysis the only difference between you and kibble is most of the time you can get away -- right up until you can't."