For a long time I was known as a crazy cat lady. I got the feral colony by my house speutered, socialized feral kittens and found homes for them, and fostered and volunteered for a local animal shelter. Some friends have asked now that I have a greyhound if I’m still a cat person or if I’m a dog person. Cats and dogs are so different, and I love them both in their own ways. But I will admit that dogs can be gross. Today I’m sharing the things Django does that my cats would never do.
- Eating garbage from the sidewalk. I can’t get my cats to eat the expensive, all-natural, organic food I buy for them. There’s no way they would eat the remotely-edible garbage Django hunts down on the streets.
- Lying in mud puddles. Or any puddles. Cats have more dignity than that.
- Sniffing crotches and other body parts. The trainer who taught the Canine Good Citizen class Django attended called him a “thorough sniffer.” I know some people don’t like dogs, especially big dogs, sniffing them, so I always try to keep Django away from people when we’re out. But if they invite him to come to them, he’s all over them and will sniff them for enough time to be embarrassing.
- Pooping in front of people. Django loves an audience when he poops. The more people around, the messier and the more difficult it is to pick up. My cats politely cover up their poo in their boxes. Thank you, kitties!
- Eating poop. Is there seriously anything more disgusting? Django doesn’t always eat poop, but he must find some particularly appetizing, and when he does I’m appalled. My cats would never do that!
Bonus: One Dog Thing My Dog Doesn’t Do but My Cat Does
Greyhounds raised for racing usually don’t know how to fetch because they’ve never done it. Django is in that category. When we throw a ball, he might walk slowly over to sniff it, but that’s it. My cat Rasputin loves to fetch! He loves fetching hair ties, mice, and bottle rings and bringing them back to me.
Are you a dog or cat person? Or both?
Have a great weekend!