Cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world. On this episode, my friend Melissa makes her podcasting debut. She is the proud owner of both a cat and a dog. Her cat’s name is Charlie. Max is her handsome black Lab.
Cats are more independent and are generally cheaper and less demanding pets. Dogs are loyal and obedient but require more attention and exercise, including regular walks.
When you can’t decide between becoming a cat person and dog person, it seems like there’s only one solution: be both. Of course, becoming a dog-and-cat household isn’t as simple as bringing a new animal into your home and hoping for the best. There are a number of factors to consider, such as how it will affect your current pet, your home, and lifestyle.
When choosing between a cat or a dog, you should consider how much time you can dedicate to the pet. (Dogs require more time than cats, and don’t like to be left home alone). How much you can afford to spend (dogs are more expensive than cats), and what temperament of pet you would before (dogs are more needy and affectionate than independent cats).
Cats enjoy simple games that allow them to stalk and pounce. Popular games include bouncing a ping-pong ball on the floor for the cat to jump after. Also rolling a crumpled ball of paper along the floor, dragging ribbon along the floor, or playing hide and seek.
Dogs enjoy games that allow them to run and chase. As well as playing “fetch,” dogs enjoy playing tug-of-war, hide and seek, find the treat, and running races.
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