Cat People Are Better Than Dog People. Here's Why.

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Throughout the ages, there have been many great divides between groups of people. There are Type A and Type B personalities. There are those who love cilantro, and taste soap. When it comes to pets, those divides still exist - between cat people and dog people.

The fools who believe dog people are better are dreaming. Cat people already know they make the best kind of people, but today, may it be shouted upon the hilltop so all shall know: Cat people reign.

Let the games begin.

Below are six rounds of competition, pitting cat people against dog people. As a cat person would tell you, the fight will be humorous.

ROUND 1: Cat people got the brains.

There is much debate about which pet owner is smarter. According to this 2014 study, cat people scored higher on IQ tests than dogs.

As great as a scientific study is, let's be honest: Cat people don't need science to know who is the smarter pet owner. They only need to ask the question: Which pet owner was smart enough to choose the pet who goes to the bathroom in a box?

Cat People: 1, Dog People: 0

ROUND 2: Cold winter nights

It's 1 degree here in Chicago this morning. My cat has the right idea. • /r/aww3074 points and 790 comments so far on reddit | Reddit/BigIceberg

Who is the better cuddler on a cold, winter night? Some dog person from one of the southern states or a cat person from the north? Cat people. The cold weather gives them a lot of time to practice. As a result, cats and their owners know how to enjoy a cold night: with a blanket and their favorite book or TV show.

Cat People: 2, Dog People: 0

ROUND 3: Cat people are used to rejection.

Life is full of rejection. The good thing is that if you are a cat owner, you have your own personal trainer! Any cat person knows that sometimes your cat doesn't want to play or show affection at the same time you do. All this playing hard to get makes cat people prepared for the rejection that we all experience: first heartbreaks, unemployment, etc.

Cat People: 3, Dog People: nada

"Stop it. You're humiliating yourself."

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ROUND 4: Introversion is the nobler of the two versions.

It probably doesn't surprise anyone that cat owners tend to be more introverted than dog owners. They need time to themselves in order to relax and recharge.

Those loud and attention-seeking dog owners can keep their overly crowded dinner parties and their incessant need to be around others. Cat people know that all they need in order to find inner peace is a little time alone.

Cat People: 3, Dog People: 1 ... j/k, it's still 0

All that introspection makes cat owners very thoughtful.



ROUND 5: Who's more independent?

Cats and their owners go together like peanut butter and jelly, but they live independently. Cats descended from solitary hunters. They can take care of themselves. While they'd appreciate you putting out a can of food and some water, they know that if you ever forgot, they could survive off rain water and the mice in the basement for the remainder of their nine lives.

Are cat owners as independent as their pet? Well, these studies say they are more likely to be individualistic, non-conformist and open-minded than dog owners. Perhaps that's why cat people are more open to the idea of becoming crazy cat ladies: They're generally more open-minded, plus it actually sounds kinda nice.

Cat People 5, Dog People: 0. It's almost sad.

FINAL ROUND: Some thoughts on cats

Perhaps the best way to demonstrate how great cat people are is to let them speak for themselves. Here are a few words from cat people on cats.

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." - Terry Pratchett

"Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them." - Jim Davis

"As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind." - Cleveland Amory

"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul." - Jean Cocteau

Final Score: Cat people win. Dog people lose.

Are you a cat person or a dog person? The Dodo loves both!