When it comes to animals, my husband and I have an ongoing debate on which make better pets—cats or dogs. My husband says dogs; I have to go with cats as being the better pets.
One big reason I say cats is because they're just so much easier to care for. Dogs—at least our dogs—gobble anything and everything in sight, so feeding them is no problem. But proper pet care for them requires brushing, washing, licensing, training, exercising and, especially, the dog sitting consideration for when we're away. When it comes to proper pet care for cats, sure, there's keeping them safe, sound, cuddled, cared for and licensed (if required, which it is where I live), with no need to get a caretaker for short outings. Fairly simple.
The not-so-simple part of caring for felines, I must admit, is feeding them. Specifically, feeding them what they consider the best cat food. Which isn't an easy task, as all cat owners can attest. Perhaps it's dry food. Perhaps it's wet food. Perhaps it's snacks or, heaven forbid, table scraps. And as soon as the cat owner figures out exactly what the cat considers the best cat food ever, the cat changes its mind.
Finding what one cat considers irresistible selections is one thing, but when owning two cats, as I do, the quest for the best cat food becomes an even greater challenge. The best cat food to one cat may not be considered irresistable—or even palatable—by the other. A never-ending quest, to be sure.
Despite the challenge of finding the best cat food that pleases one and all of my persnickety kitties, though, I still say cats are the easier pet. My husband still says dogs—despite having the scooping duty associated with canines. (I get litter box duty.)
It's those final considerations that lead us to one thing about animals on which my husband and I heartily agree: The very best pet of all would be one who could cover associated scooping duties all by itself.
Now that would be proper pet care.
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