Dogs & Cats – And Their People

Thinking about getting a pet? Great decision! Pets are great companions. My two dogs bring more joy to my life than I ever could have imagined.

My 2 dogs
My two adorable dogs who bring joy to my heart and a smile to my face every day.

According to research done in 2013 and reported by, there are “86 million owned cats compared to 78 million owned dogs.” However, 39% of all American households own a dog compared to 33% of American households with cats. That means that cat people tend to have more than one cat, whereas dog people tend to only have one dog.

Joys of having a Pet

Petting a cat or dog is very calming and can be a real stress relief. My dogs help my troubles disappear! They also help keep me healthy by reminding me when it’s time for me to take them for a walk. Read more about the positive impact my dogs have on my life.

My dogs treat me like a rock star. They get so sad when they know I’m leaving, but are ALWAYS right at the door to welcome me back home. Even if i’m only gone 10 minutes, they’re still overjoyed to see me!

Dogs and cat sad to see owner leave the house
The cat’s face doesn’t seem nearly as sad as my friend’s dogs who are sad to see her leave for work!

Cat People vs Dog People. What are you?

As an animal fanatic, I have a big heart for all animals wild or tame. Although there are many feathered, scaled and furry domesticated pets, dogs and cats are the most prevalent.

This leads me to the age-old question….are you a dog person or a cat person? Personally, I’m a dog person. It’s not that I’m not a cat person, but allergies helped me make that decision long ago.

Beautiful cat snuggling
Isn’t this a beautiful cat? Much appreciation to my friend for sharing her photo of her sweet cat. Thanks KT!

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Fun Videos

Here are a couple videos that have millions of views on YouTube and do a great (and fun) job of comparing cats and dogs. No matter if you’re a pet owner or not, you’ll enJOY these videos.

In this episode of Versus on YouTube, they compare domestic cats with domestic dogs to see which is the perfect pet. In a fun yet factual manner, it goes through 5 category comparisons including:

5 Comparisons of Cats and Dogs

1. Difficulty of care
2. Cleanliness
3. Variety of breeds
4. Functionality
5. Interactivity

If you like to learn with a more humorous approach, this video will clearly teach you the difference between cats and dogs with no appearance of a cat nor dog. Enjoy!

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Whether you’re a cat person, dog person, or don’t even care for neither cats nor dogs, I hope you enjoyed this light-hearted post. If you’re thinking about getting a pet, please read my post about pet adoption and rescue to learn more about why rescues make great family pets. I’d love to hear your thoughts and to know if you’re a cat or dog person. Please leave a comment!

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Adorable dog and cat

4 Replies to “Dogs & Cats – And Their People”

  1. So funny! Both videos really characterized them both perfectly! I’ve had cats and dogs throughout my life, but right now I have a cat. Being able to leave cats home overnight alone is a big perk.

    1. That is a really good point about being able to leave cats home alone. Luckily we have a great doggy daycare but the expense adds up fast.

  2. I am, forever and always, an “all animals” person. 😉 It’s too bad my husband doesn’t feel the same way…

    1. You and me are in the same boat! I even call the many deer in our area “neighborhood pets.”

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