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The science is settled

Dogs really are smarter than cats. Having two of each, it’s my experience that both are smartish but in different ways. Dogs, being social, are more in tune with social cues from other dogs and humans. Cats don’t give a shit. If you point, a dog will look where you are pointing. A cat won’t give a shit. At most, it will sniff your finger.

If you leave the house for two days and leave your cat enough food for three days, when you get back, there will be food left. If you do the same for the dog, when you get back he’ll have not eaten for two days.

11 Responses to “The science is settled”

  1. MrSatyre Says:

    Your dog looks where you point? Mine look in exactly the opposite direction every single time.

  2. nk Says:

    Cats are stuck-up little a**holes who never got over that they were worshiped as gods in Egypt. They’re not your pets — they’re the House Lords and you’re their servants.

  3. Mike M. Says:

    Doesn’t matter. Compared to a parrot, dogs and cats are both furry idiots.

  4. Ken in NH Says:

    Cats have exactly one use and dogs can be trained to do that job better:

  5. Huck Says:

    “They’re not your pets — they’re the House Lords and you’re their servants.”

    Yup. You don’t own a cat, he owns you.

    I grew up in a home with cats and dogs and I consider dogs to be much better company. Except those disgusting little yap dogs, they’re more worthless than cats are. They’re only good for 2 things; Coyote bait and fresh meat for real dogs.

  6. HL Says:

    Lolz, more great Urinalism, this is as settled as Global warning.

    From the article,
    ‘I believe the absolute number of neurons an animal has, especially in the cerebral cortex, determines the richness of their internal mental state and their ability to predict what is about to happen in their environment based on past experience,’ study lead author Dr Herculano-Houzel told Vanderbilt University’s news site.

    The team warns that intelligence is a nuanced and subjective measurement, meaning their study doesn’t conclusively show that dogs are smarter than cats.

    So the Dr says “I believe”, meaning this is her theory, yet the article is titled “Dogs really ARE smarter than cats”

    I have no dog in the fight, literally. No doubt raccoons are smart as hell.

  7. bogie Says:

    So HL highlights the part that proves cats are smarter- the prediction part. Thru 50 years of cat ownership, my cats have predicted with 100% accuracy when I want to take them to the vet. They cannot/could not be found 20 minutes before we need(ed) to leave.

    Thru 45 years of dog ownership, my dogs had no clue they were going to the vet until they actually jumped out of the car in the vet’s parking lot.

  8. wildbill Says:

    Cats should come in pairs, so you can beat one to death with the other.

  9. Gregg Says:

    Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.

  10. cARl Says:

    Just sayin…..I did have to set up a barrier to keep my dogs from stealing the tootsie rolls in the cat’s litter box.

  11. majmike Says:

    Dogs have Masters. Cats have Staff.