A dog is a man’s best friend. If you don’t believe it, put your dog and your friend in the trunk of the car for an hour. When you open the trunk, which one is really happy to see you? I won’t even suggest that you put a cat in the trunk for an hour.
A dog knows how to love. It’s said that C.S. Lewis, who loved dogs, once stated that dogs give us a hint of what true worship should be like. Think of it. When a dog’s master is gone the dog is miserable and gets into all kinds of trouble. When the master returns, the dog is filled with ecstatic joy.
Meanwhile the cat has taken up residence in your favorite chair, looking at you as if to say, “I was here first!”
A dog is obedient. Dogs constantly look to you for direction and are giddy with the opportunity to please you. I tell my dog to “sic ’em” and he takes off not even knowing what it is he’s suppose to “sic.” Eventually, he heads straight for the cat.
I tell my cat to “sic ’em” and I get a condescending “are you out of your mind” look.
A dog’s attitude is one of service and worship. “You pet me, you feed me, you put a roof over my head. You must be God!” A cat’s attitude is rebellious and independent, “You pet me, you feed me, you put a roof over my head. I must be God.” Unfortunately, I often have a cat attitude.
Yep, I think we need to be a little more like dogs.
What do you think?
Have at it cat lovers, but be nice! No hissing!