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Worst Pet Ever - Cats Worse Than Dogs?

It's time to be honest with ourselves; cats and dogs are horrible devil creatures that have fooled mankind into waiting on them hand and paw. NO MORE!

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I have to agree with Chris, dog people can be super annoying. Cat owners can sometimes be pretty crazy.

But dog owners become friggin' zealots!

And it never ends. I can't stand how many times I've tried to comfort someone whose dog was dying, listening to them talk about how they have the best dog in the world and they could never replace it. Only to get over the dog's death two days later and go out and get a new one.

Never got into pets. Both are as bad as the other

This episode was hilarious through and through. But mostly, I agree with the judge's decision. 50 points in favour of fish!

Lvl 64 Klutz:

And it never ends. I can't stand how many times I've tried to comfort someone whose dog was dying, listening to them talk about how they have the best dog in the world and they could never replace it. Only to get over the dog's death two days later and go out and get a new one.

Dog owners develop the attention span of dogs. >.>

Guess what? Black Plague? Still around. Yeah the cats wiped it out of rats, but what about prarie dogs? Still got the plague, still biting people sometimes. What we need are bigger cats that aren't such huge of assholes. That's another thing. Jerk dog? Gonna let you know it by growling at you as you approach. Jerk cat? Gonna make you pet him for half an hour before "Guess what, I've been a jerk all along, now I'm mauling your arm, good luck detatching me until I've finished punishing you for buying into the cute cat steriotype."

Chris' reasons for disliking dogs can be summed up as "I'm too lazy to put the work into making my dog a certified badass guard".

Say what you will, but cats cannot be tamed as well. You train a dog, and it will listen to your every command. You train a cat and it will not work, it will just go off and do it's own thing.

And hey, at least there's companionship with a dog. Some people can become overly-attached, but at least you'll have some funny stories to tell about how a dog wrecked your place or how it shagged every other dog in the neighbourhood. Cat owners don't say much about cats because there are no stories, of any kind.

"Uhh... my cat ate food that one time. That's about it"

Dogs ftw.

Hey, what do you want from Phil Fish? The guy left the industry, cut him loose :P

I like both cats and dogs. But dogs are definitely more demanding.
I can leave my cat alone for weeks and he'll be perfectly fine. If I leave him inside the house, with enough dry food and water, he'll eat every day just what he needs, won't spill it, won't play with it. If he's outside, he'll either kill something to eat, or go to the neighbors and eat there.

My brother's dog on the other hand, if you leave him for a week, he's a goner. And he'll destroy the house before he dies.

Your wish is my command...

Oh and dogs are superior, hands down. At least they are always pleased to see you, cats couldn't care less as long as you remember to feed them.

I believe it was the Bard who once said, ever so elegantly, "Whether courtly jester of knavish churl, there is but one truth known throughout the world. In the days of halcyon the muses thus spake, Above all else, ye must not forsake the law as it was given from on high, so long as Pheobus still cross the sky. The cats rule, and dogs, they drool."

I thought fish were the worst "pets." Outside of feeding them food and scooping them out of their bowl/tank to clean it, there's just no interaction with a fish--you can't even pick them up and play with them.

HA! Kyle, that was great. xD I guessed it was going to be fish.

They are kind of like dogs in that they need you to feed and clean up after them, but at least you can have some fun with dogs. Fish, are pretty to look at I guess.

Great show today. ;D

Incidentally, I have a cat, and a dog.

Fun fact, my cat is 22. Same age as me. xD

Worst pets ever is any pet that

Needs a container
Will think anyone is food if not fed
Needs a leash despite not having a job
Might kill you based on its normal way of killing other animals
Feels the need to yell at strangers

So Snakes, Fish, Rodents, & a certain amount of dogs make the Worst Pets ever. There are probably more but I don't know them or they're already considered exotic pets.

Certain amount of Dogs because I've seen Dogs that don't bark or require leashes in order to be obedient.

Cats on the other hand. Well as far as I know best pet ever. Then again I'm insane. I use to love to reow with one of the cats my family use to have until we went our separate ways. Then again that cat knew to reow when wanting to come in or out. I don't have any cats now because I'm too lazy to clean litter boxes.

Well unless Kinectimals counts. Best, Cats, Ever! Particularly the Kinectimal Cheetah just because Cheetah are awesome.

Then again most people probably shouldn't own real life Cheetahs as they don't know how to take care of them or even how to make sure that the Cheetahs can mate. Seriously an endangered species that some people are making more endangered.

I'm not a pet person. My childhood dog died on my 13th birthday. And no, that's not a joke. I never got another dog. I did have a couple of cats, but they were outside cats that asked very little from us and they ran off before I turned 16.

Now, 30 dog free years later, my family has had a dog brought into our lives. I admit, he's cute. And I do care for him. But I need to keep a cool aloof distance....

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Oh dear...

I'll put it this way:
Cats care about the place they're living in. They're territorial more than they are pack-oriented.
Dogs care about the people they're living with. They're more pack-oriented than territorial.

As such, if your intention in having a pet is companionship, the better choice is undeniably clear.

That said....Kyle's right. Fish suck, as far as pet companionship goes.

I lost it at Dan calling the cat's neckbeards, hot damn that was funny.

OT: Dogs all the way, although I only define certain dogs as "dogs" while they are all technically a "dog" per se, if it's tiny as hell like a chihuahua, doesn't count. If it's a prissy stuck up dog of small stature, also pretty much a cat then. Dogs need to be a certain height or of a certain attitude for me to think they're dogs. Also i'm rather surprised at how much more annoying a small yipping/angry dog is than a big ass dog barking away at you (still annoying as hell, but somehow less so to me)

just want to point out a few things to the dog hating person with no soul.....:

1.dogs only kill people when one of two things are done;
A. the person was stupid and pissed said dog off by pulling on its tail or otherwise hurting it. I do not weep for these people as less stupid people in the world is always a good thing.
B. it was train to attack anyone not its owner. This is the most common reason for dog related deaths.

2.a cat can and will kill small children for FOOD! they are know as ferial cats and are dangerous like you wouldn't believe.

3.dog waste is easily managed with weekly yard work if you have a brain and built a dog run. If you live in a city and have no yard you should have one of the smaller breeds that are much easier to clean up after.

4. as long as you play with your dog at some point they don't care when you get home if they're trained. My dog is trained to sleep when im not home so if I work a 12hour shift and come home all I have to do is let him out and walk around with him while he runs and plays.

Just so you all know I do own a cat as well and she's not nearly as useful as my dog.

I like both, but, if forced to choose, I'd go with a cat. Then again, I'm probably biased since my sister and I actually own one. ;) The kitty, Aria, just finished giving herself a bath and she's now sleeping a foot away from me as I type this.

Aria is a bundle of affection who follows us around and always wants to snuggle. If only one of us is home and we're behind a closed door, she sits outside of that door and waits for us to come out. Once the door opens, she does this sharp, excited meow and rushes over to rub against our legs (obviously, she seems to think that she hasn't scented us enough to mark us as her own). Aria also began playing fetch without us ever teaching her. Seriously, if we shoot a hairband across the room, she runs at it, bats it around once or twice, picks it up in her mouth, trots back with it, drops it at our feet, and looks up at us expectantly. She'll even start meowing and pawing if we don't pick it up.

When Aria sits in a windowsill, she tries to get our attention if she sees animals in our yard (especially birds, rabbits, and coyotes) and she won't make that predatory chirping noise at anything unless we put a hand on her. It's almost like she needs comfort to be brave; however, she treats strangers to our house like best friends. Aria needs no warming-up time when it comes to people she doesn't know - she gets as excited as any dog I've ever had in the past.

I like to think that our kitty is a perfect argument against the notion that cats only pretend to care when they want food.

I am completly shocked that Dan, at least, did not piont out the truth... According to the critieria of being an anoying parasitic, all encompassing annoyance that eats away at your everything and makes you love it a baby wins every friggen time. A cat or dog stops being a massive imposition after about 12-20 years (because they die) which is about par to when the little squirmy human actually starts being even slightly useful.

I put it to you that a child is the worst creature to match the 3 criteria listed at the begining of the episode... and yes, I know, that only makes us love them more...

ANDDDDD... Fish rightly take down the rest with a snap +5 point argument from Kyle!
And you know what's great? Both cats AND dogs can eat fish, so they both get -1 point :P

I like dogs and cats. I have one of each so I think... birds win?

The only dogs I can stand are small dogs and even then they're usually loud and obnoxious to make up for them being so tiny. Big dogs always smell no matter how many baths you give them, especially if they live outside. They always want to slobber all over you and be either right on you or next to you when you just want to relax. I get that it's a dogs way of showing they love you but I don't want a dog's disgusting tongue anywhere near me, nor their stench. Also they shit EVERYWHERE fuck that.

Cats are perfect. They're low maintenance, poop/pee in a box and nowhere else, kill small pests in your house and aren't loud when guests come over. Long hair cats are a pain in the ass though I'll give you that. Better have 100 lint rollers at the ready and be prepared to never wear black clothes.

Dogs actually have a measurable utility but it depends on the breed and mostly on the owner working with and training the dog. Cats on the other hand will catch small rodents...if and when they feel like and usually will go for killing natural wildlife rather than problem pests. Ever woke up to find a litter of dead rabbits on you porch and still have a mouse problem? I have. Cats are lame.

One thing I've noticed about the more extreme of dog vs cat people. Extreme cat lovers tend to just not like the idea of dogs, and don't want one. Extreme dog lovers hate cats and think they are a horrible plague on society and f cat people because they are terrible and stupid. I'm sure this observation isn't at all skewed by my cat oriented bias.

I don't want a dog because I'm lazy and prefer a pet that can mostly take care of itself. I go to my dog lover friends to play with their dogs if I want to. And to the people out there stating cats show no affection I just don't understand what you are saying. A well treated cat will frequently greet you when you come home, chase toys, sit near you when you read and just purr, ask to be pet, sit on your head when you are feeling down. Maybe not all the time, but if you have to be constantly bombarded with affection to know it exists that's not the pet's fault.

Perhaps I just don't understand the dog person mentality I frequently see with the more extreme dog lovers. They view their dog as more of a tool or item to show off. "Look at what I can get my dog to do! Surely I am a master of control that deserves to be showered with praise for my abilities, for I am a man that can dominate nature." That's nice, you convinced a creature specifically bred to follow commands to... follow commands. Next you will train a calculator to calculate and a washer to wash. I am amazed. Ok, fine. a farm dog is a tool, a guard dog is a tool. But the family pet? That should be a companion, not have it's tricks shown off with the same enthusiasm as your new iPhone.

One thing I will give to dogs is it's a pain to try to train a cat to go for walks (though hilarious when I see someone who has succeeded). Walking a dog can be pretty awesome. In fact most playing with dogs is more energetic, which can be a lot of fun if that's what you want. Also, less people seem to be allergic to dogs than cats which is a plus.

To both types of pet lovers though, I would like to explain something to you. Not everyone likes your pet. Most people are indifferent to your pet, and some people might straight out hate it. If you have cats or dogs and someone that hates them or is scared of them comes over, lock it in a room w/ food for the visit... then after find new friends, because really who hates their friend's pet? If you are walking your dog in public, it is NOT ok to let it run up to random people who are showing no interest in the dog. I do not want to be attacked by a 50 freakin' pounds of muscle attached to 1 inch long teeth. Is this dog friendly? I will only know if I still have a face in a couple of seconds. I will tell you that it is ok this happened, but that's not true, you are a horrible person. I just don't want to say so or you will assume I'm verbally attacking your dog because you are too stupid to realize it's you I hate and not your pet. Keep your pet under control.

Final thoughts, some studies have shown that cat owners on average are slightly smarter than dog owners. I am going to completely ignore the idea of correlation vs causation and assume this means I can surround myself with cats until I am the SMARTEST MAN ALIVE! This will totally work.

ecoho:
just want to point out a few things to the dog hating person with no soul.....:

1.dogs only kill people when one of two things are done;
A. the person was stupid and pissed said dog off by pulling on its tail or otherwise hurting it. I do not weep for these people as less stupid people in the world is always a good thing.
B. it was train to attack anyone not its owner. This is the most common reason for dog related deaths.

2.a cat can and will kill small children for FOOD! they are know as ferial cats and are dangerous like you wouldn't believe.

3.dog waste is easily managed with weekly yard work if you have a brain and built a dog run. If you live in a city and have no yard you should have one of the smaller breeds that are much easier to clean up after.

4. as long as you play with your dog at some point they don't care when you get home if they're trained. My dog is trained to sleep when im not home so if I work a 12hour shift and come home all I have to do is let him out and walk around with him while he runs and plays.

Just so you all know I do own a cat as well and she's not nearly as useful as my dog.

Just to add to point 2 cats - regular house cats - are also known for smothering babies by lying on top of their heads because its war and also probably because they are evil. So I think cats are by far worse.

On a personal note my mom feeds a couple chipmunks in her yard and always has to chase away neighborhood cats. Their is one particularly adorable chipmunk that hops everywhere in the yard so with such force he almost does a back flip. It even comes and sits in your hand to eat almonds without a second thought. It also has a giant scar on his face from a cat attack and recently I haven't seen it around and if I catch the feline responsible ..... That chipmunk was adorable :(

Gotta go with Kyle on this one. Fish is the worst pet ever. Its not even a pet. Why are pets called a pet? Probably because you can pet it. Can you pet a fish? Yeah, but who the hell would want to? Most pet fish would die from a little petting as well. What do you do with a fish? You clean their tank, you feed them stuff, then you watch them and wish you had a real pet.

Sigmund Av Volsung:
Chris' reasons for disliking dogs can be summed up as "I'm too lazy to put the work into making my dog a certified badass guard".

Say what you will, but cats cannot be tamed as well. You train a dog, and it will listen to your every command. You train a cat and it will not work, it will just go off and do it's own thing.

And hey, at least there's companionship with a dog. Some people can become overly-attached, but at least you'll have some funny stories to tell about how a dog wrecked your place or how it shagged every other dog in the neighbourhood. Cat owners don't say much about cats because there are no stories, of any kind.

"Uhh... my cat ate food that one time. That's about it"

Dogs ftw.

I can tell you the story of how one of our cats was homosexual. And the story of how one of our other cats got lost in the forest. And how our kittens got utterly freaked out when my dad had to vacuum their pen. And how the same kittens managed to climb a 170 cm tall wooden cupboard every single night, with us being none the wiser as to how they got up there. And of how the day we got one of our cats I searched all around the house to find it, until after 60 minutes I finally saw it peeking out from behind the washing machine with a timid glance.

Now fish, on the other hand...

http://www.bugmartini.com/comic/pet-sedentary/

This comic says it all.

I'm more biased to dogs, because if you tai scare of them, they're happy to see you and always want to be around you. Cats think you just exist for THEIR convenience, and couldn't give a crap about you.

But Kyle's right. Fish barely qualify as pets, because unlike cats and dogs, you can't PLAY with a fish.

Cats need to be fed twice a day, and their litter box cleaned once a week or so.
Dogs need to be fed twice a day, walked twice a day, bathed once a week, paid attention to CONSTANTLY, and babysat whenever you leave the house for more than an hour.

Dogs are not worth the effort. Cats 4 life.

Jesus, the cat hate in this thread is OFF THE HOOOOOOK!

...Ahem, excuse me. Anyway, I think dogs lovers sometimes forget that their poor reputation often comes from bull like this, which is a shame, really. They do the pets they're defending an injustice.

I myself am in the middle ground. I currently have a cat (whom actually is affectionate: just because he doesn't come leaping and bounding over doesn't mean he doesn't show affection*, same how just because you best friend doesn't hug you every day doesn't make them an ass for it), but I'm not opposed to dogs in general. Especially big dogs, those lovable bastards.

Screw fish, though. Fish are meant to swim in the sea; not in a tiny tank for amusement, especially when that amusement is short lived.

* Look, like all cats, he likes time to himself, and rather he'd be left to it. But most nights, he'll get you to follow him to whatever spot he's decided to sleep on that night, and just kind of look up at you. When he sees you are willing to stroke him for a while, he'll stretch out, lightly purring, and quietly settle down, before closing his eyes, and slips off to sleep. It's honestly quite a calming experience.
So no, he doesn't come bounding up to when you get home. But it's in those quiet moments, when it's clear he doesn't want anything else other then your company, that you KNOW for a fact, he does care, in his own way.

Edit: that said, both group of owners can be varying degrees of good and bad. Maybe we should learn to stop saying people are 'wrong' for liking something we don't like (something the gaming community could benefit from...)

crazyburnerboy8:
THEY ACTUALLY GIVE A SHIT IF YOUR ALIVE cats DONT FUCKING CARE.

Naw, cats just realize that some times you don't want to deal with their shit so will leave you alone, unlike needy ass dogs.

crazyburnerboy8:
OK YOU GUYS ARE RELY REACHING, i know no good games have come out but DOGS VS CATS (what the fuck) whats next UP VS DOWN, NIGHT VS DAY get real. Also DOGS !!!! THEY ACTUALLY GIVE A SHIT IF YOUR ALIVE cats DONT FUCKING CARE.

That's silly! Up vs Down isn't for three weeks!

We're totally doing Day vs Night now. It's decided. The fans have asked for it and who am I to deny them?

ecoho:

Just so you all know I do own a cat as well and she's not nearly as useful as my dog.

This is why I prefer cats as pets. Why should pets have a "use"? I consider that demeaning to the animal. Let it live on its own terms, without training its instincts out of it, without its existence being solely to serve me. It seems like a lot of dog owners don't actually like dogs, as they are constantly telling it what to do and bossing it around. They want a machine to respond to their whims, not an animal conducting itself as it would do in nature. If the benefits are mutual then that's fine, but a lot of dogs seem miserable to me especially ones living in cities.

At the very least, I think pets should have the opportunity to escape if they wish. Cats have that opportunity, as long as they are allowed outside. Dogs don't. A pet should not be a prisoner.

Sigmund Av Volsung:
Cat owners don't say much about cats because there are no stories, of any kind.

Yeah, that's bullshit. Our family has a ton of entertaining stories from almost 20 years with our now deceased cat. Not that you would be interested in them, but I'm not interested about your dog stories either.

You can't tell me this cat's owners wouldn't have a good story to tell:

Dogs are the best, and always will be. Now there is only one Dog I've had so far, but I love dogs because they are always so happy to see their family. You have to work to train them, but if you don't like the idea of having to put in effort, then you shouldn't have a pet. I don't like cats, but I also am really allergic to them, and have bad experiences with them. They also just want to be to themselves, and if I have a pet, I want one that likes to have attention. Beyond that, it really depends on the person, and if you like one and dislike the other, or like or dislike both, that's fine. Thankfully I have never met extreme Dog or Cat lovers.

As for people being sad about their pet dying then getting another one, you do realize that getting another one is helping them cope, right? They were attached to their pet for X amount of time, and now that the pet is gone, they need to fill that void. Not only that, people have to move on with their lives, and people can't be sad for a long period of time for a pet dying compared to a human family member, because most people would find that stupid. It's much easier for a new pet to fill the old pet void then finding another person to fill the void of a human family member.

the worst real life pet is a goldfish. 0 interaction, dumb as a brick and dies quickly.

the worst fantasy pet is a zombie. its sole goal is to kill you.

Also the dog propaganda is strong in this thread. I know dog propaganda is very popular right now but come on guys.

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