YAY! It’s Friday! Time for fun and laughter…maybe happy hour after work? Anyhow, I recently came across another Puppy Vs Kitty video in my Google Reader news feed. This one is the Ninja Cat vs French Bulldog puppy. One of my friends just recently brought home a French Bulldog puppy and he is absolutely adorable (I don’t know if they have a kitty to play with him). Whenever I see these cat and dog videos it always makes me think back to Tom and Jerry (and of course Spike the dog). Anyhow, take a look at this adorable video of a puppy and kitty playing together.
By the way, my favorite part comes right around the 41 second mark in the video. The move the kitty pulls is definitely very Ninja-Like!
Puppy Vs Kitty Video
Every time I see a video like this it makes me want to run to the animal shelter and rescue a kitty to play with my dogs. If you’re interested in rescuing a kitty or puppy I highly recommend visiting Petfinder.com and search their massive database of homeless animals. I used Petfinder.com to find and rescue my first dog, Linus and Australian Shepherd mix.
Happy Friday! I hope you enjoyed today’s video! If you have any questions please leave us a comment in the comment section below.
A cat or a dog – which is better? I was recently asked by a family friend which is better or more to the point should I get a cat or a dog? Ahhhh yes, the age old question of DOG vs CAT rises again! Today we are focusing on which makes a better pet: a cat or a dog? And of course where would we be without one of our favorite cat vs dog images:
After seeing this image again I’m going to have to say mark 1 for the cat.
Should I Get A Cat Or A Dog?
If you asked my mother she would not hesitate in her answer. She prefers cats and currently has three living at her home (I’m sure she’ll have more soon). On the other hand come talk to me and I’m pretty sure I can convince you that a dog makes the better pet. Of course, I’m biased after all the name of this blog is PUPPYintraining.com and not KITTYinTraining.com.
Well lucky for us we don’t have to rely on mine or my mother’s biased outlook on dogs and cats. Instead we came across an article that reveals a scientific approach to determine whether a dog or a cat is the better pet. Lets visit the results from the Daily Mail website:
In the ‘great pet showdown’ experts compared 11 traits from brain size to environmental impact by looking at research published in scientific journals.
Here are the results of those 11 traits:
Brains - who has bigger brain size in proportion to their body size – Winner= CATS
Time Species Has Been Domesticated – dogs have shared history with humans. Domesticated at nearly 135,000 years ago – Winner= DOGS
Bonding – Research has shown that even a 4 month old puppy chooses a human companion over another dog – Winner= DOGS
Popularity – 204 millions cats in the top 10 cat owning nations vs 173 millions dogs in the top 10 dog owning nations – Winner= CATS
Ability to Understand Words – One study has shown a Border Collie named Rico has mastered over 200 words – Winner= DOGS
Problem Solving – dogs can follow gestures such as outstretched fingers or the nod of a head – Winner = DOGS
Purr vs Bark – the attention seeking purr wins out against the dogs bark even though a dog can change the frequency, pitch, and range of their bark – Winner = CATS
Ease of Training – dogs are said to be easier to train then cats (I guess the proof there can be my mothers attempts at training her cats) – Winner = DOGS
Senses of Sight, Smell, and Hearing – no contest a cat can see in lower light, have a wider range of hearing, and can smell better than a dog – Winner = CATS
Eco-Friendliness – because a cat is smaller in size they have a smaller ecological footprint. Less land to farm food…less poop - Winner = CATS
The score is tied at 5 with the final category (the tie breaker): Usefulness -Winner = DOGS
Dogs, studies show, help cut human stress, while taking them for walks keeps their owners fit and helps them meet new people. New Scientist says: ‘Dogs can hunt, herd and guard.
‘They can sniff out drugs and bombs; they guide blind and deaf people, race for sport, pull sledges, find someone buried by an avalanche, help children learn and possibly even predict earthquakes.’
And in a conclusion bound to set tongues wagging, it adds: ‘Cats are good if you have an infestation of rodents.’
There you have it. The dogs win out by a hair. As always it really comes down to personal preference and this list of categories is not comprehensive and in reality each category should carry some kind of weighting. As I scan over the list of traits in this comparison many of the Dog Friendly traits seem to be a result of earlier domestication things like bonding, ability to understand words, problem solving, and ease of training. While on the other hand the traits more suited for cats seem to be those traits that make them more adapted to living in the wild (less domestication) such as larger brains and better sense of sight, smell, and hearing.
Honestly I love both dogs and cats. My biggest deterrent for not having a cat right now are allergies. There seems to be a much higher number of people allergic to cats versus dogs. So, if you are highly allergic to cats then my answer to the question: Should I Get A Cat Or A Dog? is A DOG!
What do you guys think? Which is a better pet? A Cat or A Dog?
So, lets break down the image. Kitty looks curious, but not thrilled. You can tell by the fluffed out tail and it looks like the fur along her spine is starting to stand up. Puppy (looks like a little chocolate lab) is crouched and ready to play. I think he’s going to spring up at any moment to attack (playfully) poor little kitty.
In light of the recent fires in Southern California it has come to my attention that I should have an emergency evacuation plan for my dogs. One of our readers sent us a link to an LA Times article that lists a few safety precautions to help prepare us and our pets for a disaster evacuation. Here’s the list from the LA Times article: Southland wildfires: When pets must be evacuated:
Pet Evacuation Safety Tips
Disaster officials recommend that you put together an emergency preparedness plan specifically for your pets. Various organizations such as Homeland Security, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the American Red Cross recommend the following:
Prepare a pet emergency supply kit. In watertight containers, pack at least three days of food and water for each pet and include medicine and veterinary records, first aid kit, collars with ID tags, a harness or leash, a crate or a pet carrier, and sanitation supplies such as plastic bags, disinfectants and paper towels.
Preselect shelter sites and resources. Prepare a list of phone numbers of local animal shelters and hotels and motels that take pets. Include the names and numbers of friends or family who can temporarily care for the pets. Have a buddy system with a good neighbor who would be willing to check on your animals in case you’re not home.
At first warning of an evacuation, act quickly. Bring pets into the house so you don’t have to look for them if you must leave quickly. Try to call ahead to arrange emergency shelter for your pet. Make sure your dog or cat has current identification.
If pets must be left behind … alert local animal control and, if necessary, give animal control officers permission — and keys — to enter your home to rescue the pets.
One other point I remember hearing/seeing/reading somewhere was that you should have a pet emergency card on your refrigerator alerting rescue officials of the pets in your house, their names, and any additional information. This can be very important information as I’m sure many animals would hide from:
A firefighter in full uniform
When scared by natural disasters (fires, earthquakes, hurricanes…etc.)
If rescue officials know that their are two cats and two dogs in the house then they could look for all four pets.
Does anyone else have helpful pet evacuation safety tips?
We also recently experienced the horrible earthquakes and tsunami’s in Japan and the horrific aftermath. If you’re looking for some more information on safety then take a look at our article on Earthquake Safety Tips For Your Pets.
Back to back days with articles about cats. What is this a blog about cats?
Not to worry…we’re still a blog about dogs and puppies. However, when I come across hilarious, adorable, or interesting stories I like posting it here on my blog. Until I start a “Kitty In Training” blog or “Pet In Training” blog all of my favorite videos, images, and articles will show up here…(don’t worry we’ll focus on dogs and puppies 99% of the time).
This post is actually for my mom. She loves her Roomba and she loves her cats.
Cat Enjoys Riding The Roomba
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It’s Friday again and time for me to post some of my puppy humor. Well maybe not so much humor, but some cute pictures to help ease you through the end of the week. Today we check in with images across the internet and confront the age old battle of Kitty vs. Puppy. What side will you take? The ferocious Kitty with razor sharp claws and instincts to attack it’s prey at the most unsuspecting moments. Or do you prefer the descendant of the wolf…the puppy dog and his sharp as daggers teeth, large canines and flesh ripping jaws. Also a viscous hunter reknowned for his hunting abilities as a pack animal.
Without further adieu Puppy In Training is proud to present to you The Age Old Battle – Kitty Vs. Puppy….
Let’s Get Ready To Rummmbbbblllllle!!!
Kitty Vs. Puppy
Battle #1 Chihuahua Vs. Kitty
As you can see from this image the battle has just begun. The Chihuahua, one of the smallest of dog breeds, plans on yapping this kitty into submission. What you can’t see in this picture is the cunningness of the kitty as he plans his destruction of the unsuspecting Chihuahua.
Battle #2 Tri-Color Puppy Vs. Kitty
Yes!!! You can see from this picture that the battle has begun. It appears that the kitty has the upper hand with the wrestling position on top of the puppy, but as you can see from this picture the puppy has just swiped the kitty across the face with an uppercut from his left paw causing the kitty to squint in pain…
Battle #3 Shepherd Mix Vs. Kitty
The war between Kitty and Puppy has spilled out into the streets. This kitty has the size and agility advantage over our little shepherd mix puppy. However, take a look at the powerful jaw of this puppy, canines exposed (you need to zoom in to see the canines), and ready to attack the jugular!
It’s difficult to declare a champion through just these three images. The battle will wage on…I’ll let you be the judge. In the comments area let me know who you think has the edge in the battle between Kitty and Puppy.
Do you have an adorable puppy who’s driving you nuts? Not long ago we brought home our first guide dog puppy and after the initial excitement wore off we soon realized we were in for an extreme test of our patience.
My name is Colby and I’ve been raising and training guide dog puppies for the past 5 years. Follow me and my pups on our journey from puppy to working guide dog.