By Anonymous - 24/12/2015 18:06 - United States - Kennewick
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All pets are able to be awful, but personally dogs are adorable teddy bears to me.
My dog was a very troubled puppy (English mastiff, so they're often bad puppies) however as a dog she is the gentlest dog I've ever met. At 200 pounds she doesn't bark unless we are playing with her toys with her, and even when we get deer in our yard (like the other dogs) she doesn't bark. Now she is only a year old and still a puppy so she doesn't know her own size and has made people fall, but she is super sweet compared to my cats. My brothers had 3 cats growing up, I've been scratched/bit by them all. dogs>cats
I'll be an advocate for cats. We adopted my cat and I wouldn't have chosen anything over him. He cuddles, plays, and can even fetch better than our dogs. I raised him well and he is a good cat. Just like with dogs, it depends on how they are raised. Teaching a cat not to scratch someone is like teaching a puppy that biting someone isn't okay. My cat has only scratched me when we were playing. Personally, I've had a much better relationship with my cat than my parents' dogs, who are spoiled and were not taught very well.
The cats were taught not to scratch #44, and it was only me they did it to. After talking to a vet they figured it was because since the cats had been around before me, and I was only a toddler they was jealous of all the attention I was getting. So even though they had been taught not to scratch they still did it.
54- the entire last part of your comment confused me. Anyway, cats are animals. Like dogs. You can teach a dog not to bite but they still may. Does that mean all dogs the terrible? Of course not. Dogs are great. Same thing with cats. I've been scratched by a neighbor's cat before. I don't think all cats are terrible.
You have two options. Either get the dog and show her how sweet they can be, or still get the dog and use it as an excuse to keep crazy cat lady away from you when you don't want her around. Either way, don't let it discourage you, OP. Dogs are man's best friend for a reason.
The only bad dogs are the ones raised bad. I love dogs and currently own two. Don't listen to her OP, and if you want to adopt a dog, I highly suggest it. Happy adopting :)
pffffft, born evil? dogs have the purest souls of all. I enjoy cats but cat people are insane. definitely don't listen to her, adding a dog to your life will bring you much happiness.