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!