Dogs vs. Cats

Who will win in the great dogs vs. cat debate?

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Who will win in the great dogs vs. cat debate?

Jasmine Kellogg, Staff Writer

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Both fluffy and ranging in sizes, dogs and cats have been debated for the number one pet for years. Now we take the debate to East Lake High newspaper staff to see what our school believes the best pet is.

 

Dogs are the trend of 2018 on Twitter. There are accounts where people only tweet about dogs and post dog pictures. Apart from this, dogs have taken over as the “favorite pet.” Dogs are viewed by many as lovable, playful animals. They put a smile on your face when you walk in the door after coming home from a long day. The best thing about dogs is they are always happy to see you. Senior Sara Mount says, “Dogs are simply just way better.” Not only are they so cute, but they come in so many different shapes, sizes, and breeds. Cats are all very similar whereas dog breeds range from chihuahuas to poodles. Dogs also are more energetic than cats are. Junior Bennett Carollo said the best part about dogs is “they are so playful.”

 

In contrast, cats are way easier to take care of. Junior Brock Maloy said, “They just hang out and don’t go too crazy,” unlike a lot of dogs which bark at any loud noise. Cats are more independent and do not need as much care and work as dogs need. I had a cat for 17 years and she was an indoor/outdoor cat, meaning she was inside half of the time and outside the other half. Not only was it a better life for her as she had the freedom to roam around and come and go as she pleased, but we never had to use a litter box or clean up mess. Senior Skyler DiLoreto agreed with me saying, “Cats are less work than dogs.” They are simply just more individualistic while still so lovable. Senior Lauren Hancock touched on the subject, saying “Despite popular beliefs, cats are very lovable and are cuter.” Many dog lovers say cats are too independent and dogs are more loving and playful. This is in fact not correct as most cats love attention and want to be petted all the time. They are very playful as well, kittens especially. Senior Amber McGinnis said she “just got a kitten and he is really fun to play with.”

 

In conclusion, dogs and cats are both winning as the best pet. It is all personal preference as to which you want in your home. Senior Josh Brooks, who has both a cat and dog, summed up the argument nicely saying, “Cats are great to chill with, while dogs are good to go outside and about with, but both have their benefits.”

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