The Eternal Battle Between A Cat Person And A Dog Lover

Do you have to be one or the other?

The Eternal Battle Between A Cat Person And A Dog Lover

The world is set to be divided into two kinds of people, those who love cats and those who love dogs. But is it really so? The actual venn diagram will also have portions for those who don’t like pets at all.

If you are a cat lover, you must have heard it often that cats are selfish, aloof and haughty. And people who tell you this must have probably also assumed that you are the same. Just because you like cats, you are self-centered and narcissistic, like cats.

Dog lovers also face similar assumptions, but the qualities are more positive. Dogs are loyal, friendly and selfless. So, dog-lovers are assumed to warm-hearted and good-natured.

One wonders whether these quality appropriations are backed by science, or just extensions of collective conscience?

Even through our stories, we try to portray this. In Alice and the Wonderland, the cat is knowledgeable, wise and only provides limited help to Alice, whereas the dog is generous and kind. In Harry Potter, the irritating Filch is helped by his wicked cat. The evil Umbridge also has a cat patronus, whereas the Dog is always the good patronus.

All form of pet love is well deserved
All form of pet love is well deserved

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So, why these traditional clichés?

Certainly the relation that both pets share with their owners has given birth to these assumptions. Cats are solitary creatures, even in the wild. Hence, the assumption that they are self-centered. Whereas canines live in packs, and even with humans, a dog seems almost lost without his owner.

But that does not mean one is better than the other.

The love for pets atleast can be kept outside categorical difference. The frequent volley of words seen between different pet owners may seem light squabble, but can we keep the love for pets above competition.

So, the next time someone bothers you about your pet love, ignore it like the peaceful dog or the haughty cat.

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