Cats vs. Dogs (in their own words).

Via Andrea Balt
on May 21, 2012
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(Dog Art by Brian Rubenacker via Etsy)

Many attempts have been made to psychoanalyze cats and dogs and get a taste of their internal monologues and different personalities.

Although their true selves remain a mystery for now, humanity still hopes to, some day, unveil all their pets’ secrets and decode their every thought and feeling.

The following excerpt, extracted from a Cat and a Dog’s respective diaries, proves that our suspicions aren’t entirely wrong:

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Bonus: this video is not a clip from a movie, it’s reality.


Are cats too dramatic?

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“Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.” ~ Joseph Wood Krutch


“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.”

~ Rita Rudner


“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”

~ Ann Landers


“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.”

~ Jeff Valdez


“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

~ Josh Billings


“Of all God’s creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with a cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.” ~ Mark Twain


Dogs come when they are called; cats take a message and get back to you.” ~ Mary Bly


So do you meow or do you woof? (Or both?)



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About Andrea Balt

Co-Founder / Editor in Chief of Rebelle Society, Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness & Creativity Curator at Creative Rehab. Unfinished book with a love for greens, bikes and poetry; raised by wolves & adopted by people; not trying to make art but to Be Art. Holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication, an MFA in Creative Writing & a Holistic Health Coach degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. In her work she tries to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Art & Health + Brains & Beauty + Darkness & Brilliance into a more alive, unabridged and unlimited edition of ourselves. She is also on a quest to reinstate Creativity as one of our essential Human Rights to (hopefully and soon) be included in the UN Declaration. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and sign up for her Monthly Stroke of Renaissance.


9 Responses to “Cats vs. Dogs (in their own words).”

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  2. shaydewey says:

    Shared on elephant journal reader's for animal rights and elephant journal funny facebook pages.

  3. karlsaliter says:

    These are the questions other people are simply too timid to ask. Well done, woman! Big grins from the imaginary coast of Mexico.

  4. drmahoney says:

    Dogs are smarter

    According to Professor Donald Broom of the Cambridge University Veterinary School, "[Pigs] have the cognitive ability to be quite sophisticated. Even more so than dogs and certainly [more so than human] 3-year-olds

    Dogs as intelligent as two-year-old children
    Dogs are as intelligent as the average two-year-old child, according to research by animal psychologists.

  5. Andréa Balt says:

    Wow, that looks fantastic. I'll take a look. But how can we be so sure that dogs are smarter—make a statement—-, even with all the evidence? Could it be that cats just don't care enough to prove their intelligence to us (because they're really just planning in secret to take over the world)? I mean, for all we know… just saying. 🙂

  6. SOFLY_Anna says:

    This is great, Andrea! I love cats and dogs:-)

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