Cats vs Dogs Compare and Contrast Essay

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Cats vs Dogs Compare and Contrast Essay

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People can either be a cat person or a dog person. Cats and dogs are unique creatures yet they are the two most common household animals. I am definitely a dog person. I love dogs. I think everyone should have a dog. They’re great pets. Dogs are fun and a lot of work but it sure is worth it. Cats, on the other hand, I don’t care for. I had a cat when I was only about one year old and she got run over by a car. Ever since then my family has had a dog. Maybe if I had a cat when I was growing up I would like them more. Owning a puppy is a big commitment for all family members, especially in the first few days or weeks. Everyone knows that cats and dogs are as different as day and night. Dogs will play frisbee with you all afternoon and cats will take a three hour nap. Dogs will tilt their head and listen when you talk and cats will just yawn and fall asleep. I’m going to discuss the differences and similarities between cats and dogs that pet owners will think about.A difference between cats and dogs are the different ways they hunt. As hunters cats are physically remarkable and unique. From the smallest housecat to the wild big cat they are physically suited as exceptional hunters. Their eyes are suited to pick up even the slightest movement. Also, they have excellent night time vision. However, details of an object or its color may not be that clear. Their hearing and sense of smell are also perfectly suited for a hunter. Cats have extraordinary flexibility, and excellent running and jumping capabilities. As group hunters dogs are physically different than cats. Dogs are often best suited for finding prey. One of the most remarkable canine skills is its tracking ability. This can be seen in many working dogs that use their tracking abilities for search and rescue, or to detect specific substances. This shows both a remarkable nose and an ability to be trained, along with a desire to please, while cats have a desire to please themselves. Most dogs also...
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