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Hi, OP here..for those of you wondering I'm 16 years old and my mom doesn't want to get rid of Buffy (my cat) and honestly neither do I! My mom keeps saying shed rather get rid of me instead of the cat..lol I know she's probably joking and she loves me...but never get in between a woman and her cat!

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#13, I think their statement that dogs are more friendly is mostly what bothers me. I can understand not liking cats especially if you are allergic, but not all cats are assholes. I have a cat that is way more friendly than any dog I have ever met.

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#17 I never said all cats are assholes, and I know there are friendly cats, it's just most cats that are not as friendly as dogs. Dogs will follow you to the ends of the earth. Mans best friend. It is fact that cats were never domesticated as successfully as dogs and therefore will lookout for themselves more. It's not their fault, it's just in their nature. That's why most people, not all, who have cats have been scratched or bitten by them on a number of occasions, just because they feel thre

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My cat did not trust me in the beginning. He was a very angry cat until I proved to him that I was trust worthy. Ever since then he has been by my side constantly just like any dog would be. I think putting in the effort to get your pet to trust you and stand by you is way better than getting a dog that could potentially trust anyone really. That's just my opinion though. I don't see any animal as more friendly than the other. I see it more as how hard you want to fight for their trust

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Different animals have different things to offer. :) I love all cats and dogs and will probably own a lot when I'm older (not a ton at the same time). I personally love fancy rats, they're so intelligent and affectionate. They're the best sort of mix too - cleaner than cats, with the smarts of an intelligent dog. :) Plus since I'm in college, they're easier on my wallet than cats or dogs. ;) (PS. I dare you to look at my picture and tell me that face isn't cute! :)

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Actaully some breeds of dogs will stay loyal to one person only lile cats. Such as chihuahua's, mastiffs etc. Both animals have pros and cons.

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my cat used to walk to the end of the street with me on my way to school, and would always be waiting to walk back home with me at the end of the day

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Cats were as successfully domesticated. They are different animals. Dogs were domesticated from the wolf, which is a pack animal, it's in their DNA to work under the direction of the pack leader. The ones that figured out if they did that exact same thing for humans ate more regularly and bred safer. Hence why they obey humans and are crazy dependent. Cats were solitary hunters who lived with a small social group. They adopted themselves into our social groups and we developed a mutually benefi

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Cats actually love me. All my friends cats want to say hello when I'm there. I don't hate cats personally, I don't like them because they hurt my friends. Animals love me and I have nothing against any of them, dangerous or otherwise.

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#17 some dogs aren't friendly to strangers but if you adopted a dog it would be a lot more friendly than any cat. THIS IS MY OPINION.

That's really harsh. Although, I also think it's parent-speak for, "I think it's time you got a house of your own"

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Hi, OP here...I'm actually 16 so legally I cant move out. I know my mother was probably joking but as another comment (# 6) said...the cat is cuter! lol

I feel for you! My mum did the same thing 10 years ago when I was 13. I was highly allergic but my allergy has slowly gotten a lot better over the years because of it.

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Yes, usually you can get immune to your own cat or dog the longer you're with them. Hopefully your allergies lessen as time goes on OP. Or you could always consider allergy immunotherapy, such as shots, or they now do sublingual tablets.

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Unfortunately that's not always the case. My exes roommate had mild fur allergies as a kid that he had to progress to harsher and harsher drugs to control. Eventually in his early teens the reaction became anaphylactic. We had to tear his room apart one night to find his epi-pen. My ex had a washed blanket his cat used to sleep on at his parents on the couch earlier when we'd been watching a movie. The roommate sat on the couch where the blanket had been a couple hours and went into anaphylacti

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