The Water Cooler – Dogs or Cats?

July 19, 2019 12:00 pm · 38 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Why do you think your choice is the right one?

Talk about it….

Dudette July 19, 2019 at 12:02 PM

BOTH! Cuz I love em all!!

AnonZ July 19, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Dogs; I feel you can communicate with them…. cats, not so much.

West Leland July 19, 2019 at 12:06 PM

While dogs need more attention than cats I think that pnc a pet better than dogs is made, it will have been bred from our modern day domestic dogs.

You can bring a cat with you on an adventure but a dog will actually join you

Anne July 19, 2019 at 12:08 PM

Both, I didn’t have to choose.

Kentucky Derby July 19, 2019 at 12:10 PM

Both. They have “full reign” all day long, and they might be reading. They own our home, along with the bank. They’ve worked very hard.

The Mamba July 19, 2019 at 12:18 PM

I guess dog because that’s what I have now, but I grew up with both and think they are great.

Steven Powers July 19, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Both we have 4 cats and a dog

Atticus Thraxx July 19, 2019 at 12:26 PM


The Professor July 19, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Dogs. Just to spite Atticus.

Mountainside Jay July 19, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Cats are nice if you want a pet that can mostly take care of itself but dogs are almost human and are more like companions.

TOB July 19, 2019 at 12:38 PM

I adopted a feral kitten or maybe it did me. Now 5 yrs old. His name is Damn You. It’s a love/hate relationship more love these days. I didn’t pick the name. He just kept doing the craziest things and I would walk in after work look around and say that. He thinks it’s his name. I think the worst is over now. Behaves well these days but still thinks that’s his name. No changing that now. First 2 yrs were hell. Prior to this all dogs, mostly Great Danes.

Roz July 19, 2019 at 2:06 PM

You Crack Me Up!,…I like the name.

Mary Fouts July 19, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Dog Person. Definitely not hip or cool enough to be a Cat Person.

Simonpure July 19, 2019 at 12:55 PM

Oh my gosh…dogs for sure. Have had dogs for as long as I can remember. To me they make better companions. This is the first time ever I have been without and I must say it totally sucks.

Silva July 19, 2019 at 7:45 PM

It must be too quiet over there now. I know how you can fix that, Simonpure.

Simonpure July 20, 2019 at 1:48 PM

Thank you Silva…I do to. Just have to give the wife some time. Someday I’ll bring home something really cute at it will be a given.

Silva July 20, 2019 at 5:55 PM


Roz July 19, 2019 at 1:06 PM

I’ve had both. Our dog passed away in 1997, then a short time later a kitten showed up, and had her 19 years,…both were great. Once the dust settles, in 4 years, think it will be a dog. I am truly done with kitty litter, so that is why it’s best for us.

Dawg July 19, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Both, I’ve had great dogs in my life and some cool cats. A few of the things I like about cats is, you really don’t have to train them because they usually figure everything out by themselves, including how to use a litter box. They won’t hump your leg or sniff your butt and they won’t drool all over you. They keep themselves clean and your hand will not smell after petting them. As long as you leave out enough food, water, and a clean litter box, you can leave them alone for two or three days and when you come home you won’t find anything torn up because they were bored of ticked off because you left them alone.
I like dogs, but not the small yappy ones, I’ve always preferred bigger dogs. The smartest and most protective dog I’ve ever owned was a German Shepard.

Kirkwood July 19, 2019 at 3:58 PM

Sounds like you live in a homeless camp.

Pam Yates July 19, 2019 at 1:47 PM

Cat. You don’t have to walk them. I live in an apartment which is too small for the two of us. My cat has to be in the same room as I am. When I move to a different room, she has to lead but doesn’t know where I’m going so I stumble over her. Maybe she’s trying to kill me?

Cowellian July 19, 2019 at 2:01 PM

We’ve had both. To a dog, you’re their best friend, To a cat, you’re staff.

DD July 19, 2019 at 2:17 PM

Love Dogs
Like Cats

Generally prefer either one over people.

Silva July 19, 2019 at 2:18 PM

I love ’em both to the moon and back, but I seem to have to have a cat.

Original G July 19, 2019 at 3:08 PM

Cat, . . . am well trained human.

Sandy G July 19, 2019 at 3:23 PM

I was a ferret person for a long time. Grew up with Labrador Retrievers. Had Border Collies when I had sheep. Now I have a cat. She runs the house. She has me fairly well trained.

Get Off My Lawn July 19, 2019 at 3:24 PM

Both make great pets in their own way. I’ve had both, and they all break your heart when they pass.

I was planning/ ready to get a dog after years without a pet. Then a stray cat showed up and adopted me. So I’ve got a cat now. He’s turned out to be a true blessing.

Mimi (original) July 19, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Though I have two cats and two dogs, I think if I had a choice to only have ONE TYPE I would choose cats. Mine two are wonderful companions who are always sitting next to me, requesting to be petted, or laying next to me in bed. The dogs are too “busy” can’t settle down for anything – just want to entertain me, which is all well and good, but can’t sleep with them!

Pony July 19, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Its a tie. I have had both and I really can’t say which I would prefer. Face it. With either one they likely own you

Frank July 19, 2019 at 8:09 PM

Cats rule…dogs drool!

Gititogether July 19, 2019 at 9:54 PM

For me it depends on the animal…have known some great ones and some deadbeats…the right one though, they’re truly a partner.

Hanne Jeppesen July 20, 2019 at 1:31 AM

I love animals, I grew up in the country in Denmark, cats was usually kept in the barn to keep the mouse population under control, although they would get fed. I had cats growing up, usually one or two, they were kept in the house. From the time I got married, and until about 10 years ago I always had cats. I like their independent nature, and as a single women for many years they were a better fit for my lifestyle. It’s not that I don’t like dogs, my daughter has a nice big dog, and some dogs are very cute, if I ever would get a dog it would be a small probably fluffy one. Although both pugs and French bulldogs are adorable and have great personalities. However, often dogs remind me a an old boyfriend you can’t get rid of, always following you around, and hanging around. So I would have to say cats is my preference.

Led July 20, 2019 at 2:50 PM

Cats carry a parasite that turns you into a crazy cat person and can change your behavior in other ways. You start to like the smell of their urine, among other things. Sounds pretty messed up to me. I like my pets without mind control and urine fetishes, thank you very much!

Dr. Jellyfinger July 20, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Grandma warned me cats would suck my breath when I was sleeping.

Gittyup July 20, 2019 at 4:11 PM

I’ve had both and I love dogs for their devotion and loyalty. You can also take them along with you when you go places. But, I’ve had more cats because they are low maintenance and are easier snuggle buddies. Cats will play by themselves, groom themselves, use a litter box making cleanup easy. They last longer which is a big plus in their favor, because it is so devastating when they go, you want to put it off as long as you can.

squirrel July 21, 2019 at 11:46 PM

I don’t know much about cohabitating with the likes of crocodiles or mosquitos so one must refrain from passing judgment, but for the most part, when it comes to most all animal species, humans could learn very valuable lessons in the magical qualities of loyalty, unbridled devotion, unconditional love, etc., etc.; vis’a’vis’, when the overwhelming vast majority of animal species bond with you, they bond with you for their entire lifetime.

Dr. Jellyfinger July 22, 2019 at 7:42 AM

They both have pro’s & con’s ….. cats are warm & affectionate…. most of the time, kill bugs & mice, but cat boxes stink to high heaven and have to be cleaned constantly…. hairballs barfed up on floors, couches, etc.

Dogs are like a shadow that follows wherever you go and incessantly wants food & walks… barks too much sometimes… but dogs are incredibly loving,playful, fiercely loyal, a four legged burglar/fire alarm.

Too bad they can’t make a hybrid.

T. Payne July 22, 2019 at 1:05 PM

I prefer cats. Way less maintenance. Not nearly as needy as a dog. I have both, but the dog bugs me, neediness annoys me.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: