Column: Cats are a cheaper, more efficient pet than dogs
Editor’s note: this column was written as a head-to-head against Logan Price. Read his defense of dogs here.
In this dog-eat-dog world, cats prove to be the purr-fect option for many pet owners.
First of all, cats are a much more convenient pet choice, especially in the quick paced lifestyle that many people have today.
It is often difficult for someone who works full time to make trips home to “let the dog out.”
Cats, on the other hand, take care of that need themselves. Simply scooping cat litter is an easier alternative to periodically stopping at home to tend to the dog’s needs.
Another self sufficient quality of cats is they do not have to be walked. They entertain themselves by sleeping or even playing with a piece of string.
Dogs need much more attention.
But, perhaps the most convenient benefit of having a cat is that cats groom themselves. No one appreciates having a dirty dog shake water on her during a bath, but with cats, that is never even a possibility.
Cats also dominate dogs on financially as well. According to peteducation.com, it costs, on average, $12,468 to own a dog over its lifetime. On the other hand, it costs a mere $7,713 to own a cat.
Some may argue that cats look down upon us humans, while dogs love unconditionally. However, any cat owner will contest that cats show love in their own way.
A purr from a cat may not seem as affectionate as a dog’s lick, but it translates just the same.
The views expressed in this column are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of The Wooster Blade as a whole.