Sunday, September 5, 2010
Why Dogs are Better than Cats - a new book
The conflict between the species, like the debate between their owners, has continued for centuries. Bradley Trevor Greive finally puts the debate to rest by teaming up with world renowned photographer Rachael Hale to present Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats
· Dogs match up to people. People must match up to cats.
· Dogs teach us patience. Cats test our patience.
· The bottom line is this: Dogs want love. Cats want fish.
Dogs are social. Cats are sociopaths.
This is what sets dogs apart from other animals, especially cats: dogs genuinely have a sense of what we are trying to communicate. And with a little patience, we can also understand most of their feelings and intentions, too. If you talk to dogs, they listen. To cats, virtually everything you say is background noise, including their names. They may turn to observe you dispassionately for a moment, but having established that no tuna tidbits are forthcoming, they will tune out quicker than a twitch of the tail.
(One can almost envision the twitch of the cat's tail while walking away indignantly).
Dogs are gifted judges of character. They instictively know who to trust and, with few exceptions, take an immediate dislike to shabby, unpleasant people.
Cats, however, cannot distinguish between an ax murderer and a flying nun and they are likely to adore or attack both at any given moment.