Ever wondered what the big difference between dogs and cats is? I think this photo and its caption explains it all. Dogs are happy to see you … Cats want to lounge on the couch. (HAHA!)
Dog: OMG You’re Home! I’ve missed you!
Let me give you a big wet kiss!
Let me stand on my hind legs and greet you!
Let me jump up and down.
Mama! Daddy! I’m so excited you’re home.
Never leave me again!
Cat: I see you have returned . . . Feed me now. I’m hungry.
7 Cool Facts that Separate Dogs and Cats
1. Potty Training
- Cats – It’s as simple as buying a litter box. Cats are potty trained immediately. They have a natural instinct of where to go.
- Dogs – “You want me to go where? No, I think I’ll potty and pee over here.” It can take weeks, months, and even years to properly potty train a dog. Some dog breeds are harder to housebreak than others. There are some dogs that never grasp the concept of potty training. Potty training a dog is a hands-on process that takes lots and lots of patience.
2. Social Life
- Cats – Kitties are happy to be alone. They don’t mind sleeping at the top of their scratching post. If they want to snuggle up to you, they’ll find you. They want to spend time with you when they’re in the mood for it.
- Dogs – Pups are pack creatures. They are social creatures that love to be with their pack. For pet dogs, their pack members are their human family. They want to be with you whenever you’re home. They want to spend time with you. They want to snuggle with you. They love being with their owners.
- Cats – 30 teeth
- Dogs – 42 teeth
4. Eating Habits
- Cats – They are strict carnivores. Kitties cannot survive without eating meat.
- Dogs – They are scavenging carnivores, which basically means that they’re meat-eaters, but they can survive on vegetable and plant material if they have to.
5. Drinking Habits
- Cats – Kitties do not waste a single drop of water. They use the tip of their tongue to pull water up. Then, they close their jaws seconds before gravity makes the water fall back down.
- Dogs – When a pooch drinks water, he uses his tongue to scoop the water up into the mouth. It’s a sloppy method of drinking, as any dog owner can tell you.
6. Remembering Stuff
- Cats – Felines have an excellent memory. They can remember things for up to 16 hours.
- Dogs – Canines have a shorter memory span. A dog’s memory is roughly five minutes long. (So, lucky for you, they don’t remember what mean thing you did to them ten minutes ago.)
- Cats – It shouldn’t surprise you that cats love their beauty sleep. The average house cat can spend 16 to 20 hours a day sleeping. Cats are crepuscular creatures – which means they are more active during twilight (the crack of dawn, and at dusk).
- Dogs – Although we don’t think of dogs as lazy creatures, they can sleep up to 14 hours a day (if you include naps and longer periods of rest). Some large dog breeds (like Mastiffs ad Newfoundlands) can sleep up to 18 hours every day. Working dogs – like search and rescue dogs, or dogs that work on a farm – sleep less, since they have lots to do. Common housedogs sleep a lot, due to boredom.