Cats vs. Dogs: Name Their Main Differences!

cats vs dogs Hi, Spunky here –

This morning, my cat buddy Fearless and I were having one of our well known debates. This one was about the differences between cats and dogs. Since we are pals, we do not debate if a cat or a dog is the superior species. We believe if a cat or dog is given the right human, then either one can supply a great outpouring of love and affection. Which, as you know, is our primary job on this planet. For us it isn’t about which is the better species, it’s about the differences between them.

Now, I grant before I met my crooked-headed feline friend and the other guys, I would have been the first to say dogs are smarter than cats. But, then I had the honor of sharing my life with these felines and now I see it differently. You humans think you can’t teach an old dog new tricks — but I’m proof that’s not true. I learned cats are really smart! And very useful.

For example:

  • * Cats can climb trees, I can’t. Although I do know a few dogs who can, none would disagree that cats clearly have the advantage in the tree department.
  • * Cats can snag things better with their claws. Don’t think so? Guess you have never been swiped by a cat!
  • * Humans do not make a cat do tricks. I never saw a human tell a cat to “shake paws” or “sit.”


  • * Dogs do sit and shake paws! Human just love to see us perform!
  • * Treats are usually dispensed at a greater frequency to dogs than they are to cats. Maybe that’s because we do all those cute little tricks!
  • * Dogs are more likely to be walked by their humans than are cats. Hence, we get more alone time with our human (I like that part).

Now we would like to know some of the differences you would list. Please respond using the comment form below, or send us an email via our Contact Page. We will compile all the answers and post the top four answers. While we know some of you really dislike cats or vise versa, would you please remember these guys are my best friends and us terrier-mutts are fiercely loyal, so say what you want, but please do it with respect.

Until next time – Spunky


Who is Spunky?
Spunky is a 12-year-old terrier mutt and the protagonist of the Spunky Murder Mystery series, a series of cozy mysteries for dog and cat lovers, written by author Holly Lewitas. Titles include The Nose Knows, The Nose Sees All, and An Army of Noses.


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