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Old 09-30-2022, 10:10 PM   #1
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There were many animals in our house and on our property throughout my childhood years. Lots of great experiences with all the different animals, even the 'unpleasant moments' were sometimes funny afterwards. The point is that animals are great and I have been trying to give my kids the same experience.

Recently, there has been a debate within my house about which animal is better, the dog or the cat. Being a hunting forum I will not be surprised if dog wins the popularity vote. So what it is, dog or cat?
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:25 PM   #2
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Cats are great in the barn but I'll never have another indoor cat. I'm a dog lover.
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:34 PM   #3
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Dog for me.
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:37 PM   #4
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Had both but not at the same time. If cats, if either sex are not fixed you can have them. Dogs, really does not matter. But these have all been city dwellers. My choice is dogs hands down.
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:44 PM   #5
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I forgot my vote. Cats rule, dogs drool. I like dogs too so don't get me wrong. It's just that cats are easier to manage.
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Old 09-30-2022, 11:41 PM   #6
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Dogs for me. Cats belong outdoors in barns.
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Old 09-30-2022, 11:59 PM   #7
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This isn’t a debate.

The correct answer is dog.
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:20 AM   #8
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Love my two dogs and there's not much I wouldn't do for them.

I tolerate our two cats, but they're great hunters and they occasionally let me pet them. Only plus side I can see about cats is when we leave town we don't have worry about whose going to watch them, just leave out food and water and they'll do their thing. All cats are ***holes by the way.
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:22 AM   #9
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Cats are much cleaner, and the smartest animal I've ever had was a cat named Cub.
You could tell him to do something 1 time, and he would know it.
I could call him like a dog, and he stayed with me and followed me like a dog his entire life.
Like to killed me when he died.
Overall though, I would pick a dog as they are a better more useful companion in the end.
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:19 AM   #10
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Dogs love you, cats loathe you.
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:34 AM   #11
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I like both in small quantities. If you have too many of either one they're gross.

I only have dogs so I'd say dogs are my choice. Although a cat hangs around my place and I don't have mice so I like him too. He's not very friendly. He'd claw and bite the crap out of you if you picked him up.
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Old 10-01-2022, 04:34 AM   #12
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Cats suck.

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Old 10-01-2022, 05:30 AM   #13
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Love my two dogs and there's not much I wouldn't do for them.

I tolerate our two cats, but they're great hunters and they occasionally let me pet them. Only plus side I can see about cats is when we leave town we don't have worry about whose going to watch them, just leave out food and water and they'll do their thing. All cats are ***holes by the way.

Sums up my situation pretty well.

The wife and I are in agreement, we are done with cats when the two we have go to cat heaven.

A barn cat makes sense, but we are barnless.


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Old 10-01-2022, 05:41 AM   #14
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This isnít a debate.

The correct answer is dog.
Dog vs cat

May as well ask...

Do you stay natural or manscape yourself bald?
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Old 10-01-2022, 06:18 AM   #15
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Dogs for me. Cats belong outdoors in barns.
Another cat person here. Our cat sleeps in my shop and stays in the house during the day. We let her stay and sleep in the house almost all summer due to the high summer heat and my shop is only insulated. Someone dumped her on the road near our house 10 years ago and I rescued her when she was just a kitten. Got our other cat the same way in 1998. I`ve had a shop for over 20 years and never seen a rat **** near my shop or house. I actually think the cats scent keeps mice and rats away. We`ve had cats for the past 25 years and no dogs since I was a kid almost 50 years ago. Never really understood the hatred for cats that some carry like a badge of honor. I always hate reading about someone's dog having to be put down because I`ve had to do the same thing with our cats. People feel just as strong about their cats and dog lovers do. Love them while you have them which ever you have, they are only here for a short while.
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Old 10-01-2022, 07:45 AM   #16
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I've wrote a book about this a few years back. It's a cat for sure. Dogs eat cat **** mic drop

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Old 10-01-2022, 07:58 AM   #17
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Cats stink worse than dogs. I can walk into a home and tell immediately if a cat has been in it. I have both. The cats are outdoors only. The dog gets to come in when we are at home, otherwise, he has a job to do.

Train a cat to shake hands, roll over, play dead, fetch a ball or stick, or herd cattle and then we can discuss which is better. The only thing that I have been able to do with a cat is train maybe three out of ten to come when called. Otherwise, they just eat, sleep, sharpen their claws on anything that suits their fancy. If you don't feed them much, they may actually kill some mice and birds.
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:17 AM   #18
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Dog, have 3. Have one cat. He pizzez on the floor. Won’t get another.
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:19 AM   #19
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I donít like dogs or cats. Especially in a house.
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:39 AM   #20
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I have 2 of each but they all spend most of the time outside. no litterbox in side, the cats go out like the dogs.

no rats, squirrels or snakes close to the house.
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:58 AM   #21
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I donít have a barn yet, but when I do, Iíll keep two rabid pit bulls locked in it to play tug of war with any ****ing cat that gets inside.


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Old 10-01-2022, 09:08 AM   #22
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I donít have a barn yet, but when I do, Iíll keep two rabid pit bulls locked in it to play tug of war with any ****ing cat that gets inside.


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There really ainít anything much better than a good cat-stretchiní dog.

I hate cats. Cats hate me.


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Old 10-01-2022, 09:18 AM   #23
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Iíve had black labs and watching bird dogs work is truly magical, however for general household duties cats are the way to go. I have two indoor cats and they have an automatic feeder and water trough. I can leave for 3 days and come back home and everything is fine. Try locking up two dogs in your house for three days and see what you come back to.


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Old 10-01-2022, 09:48 AM   #24
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If you want a box of sheet in you house, get a cat.
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Old 10-01-2022, 10:04 AM   #25
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We travel too much to own a dog.
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:57 PM   #26
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Dogs for me. Cats belong outdoors in barns.

I think they all belong outdoorsÖÖ

But we have both and cats are far less maintenance and schedule disruptive. Dogs need more attention, cats donít want it most of the time.


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Old 10-01-2022, 12:59 PM   #27
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I've wrote a book about this a few years back. It's a cat for sure. Dogs eat cat **** mic drop

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This for sure.

Dogs are really pretty nasty if you think about it.


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Old 10-01-2022, 01:12 PM   #28
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If you want a box of sheet in you house, get a cat.
You put that box just outside the doggy door. Next week, put at the edge of backyard. Next week, remove it altogether and the cat will never go in your house again and no more box.
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:39 PM   #29
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100% dog!!!!

Cats belong out by the barn to eat mice!!

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Old 10-01-2022, 01:53 PM   #30
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Neither in the house. You want a pet in the house get a gold fish if it gets sick no $200 vet bill just flush it down the commode and buy another one.
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Old 10-01-2022, 02:28 PM   #31
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This isnít a debate.

The correct answer is dog.
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Old 10-01-2022, 04:46 PM   #32
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@#$% a cat!
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Old 10-01-2022, 05:34 PM   #33
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I canít stand cats . Iím a dog person. Currently have 2 Danes and a presa Canario/ Anatolia shepherd mix .
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Old 10-01-2022, 06:28 PM   #34
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I own bird dogs that earn their keep!
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