Declawing Cats The purpose of this paper is to explain the different declawing methods and the alternative methods so that a person can make informed decision about whether or not to declaw their cat. There are many people who claim that it is inhumane and harmful to declaw a cat. Arguments against declawing include: cats can no longer climb trees without their claws, it causes the cat major pain, a declawed cat cannot catch prey and has lost their ability to defend themselves. These are just few of the conflicting viewpoints in declawing a cat. Cats and Their Natural Instincts Cats claws are an integral body part.
In addition, dogs are very loyal to their families. If a child is in danger a dog may even put its own life in jeopardy, on the other hand cats would try to save itself. Plus you can teach a dog to play fetch, come when you call it, and maybe even to shake your hand. I don’t see cats doing that. Lastly, dogs are pretty much one of the most social animals of all.
English 68 24 March 2014 Contrast Paragraph Dogs Vs. Cats There are several similarities that cats and dogs share, but at the same time they are both still radically different in so many ways. Some aspects to consider when owning one of these animals include time management, size and behavior. These two animals are the most common domesticated pets in peoples homes today. A look into their similarities and difference can give a person good insight in which pet would be best for them. To begin with, cats come from the feline family.
Nowadays many people own pets in their homes such as dogs, cats, mice, fish and even sometimes weird pets like snakes and scorpions which they considered them as a member of the family. But dogs and cats remains the most owned among for many reasons such as security, fashion, companionship…And for some people who are about to think of owning a pet, they find a hard time deciding of which one they should go to and if I had the choice of which to choose, I would rather prefer a cat than a dog. One of the reason I would choose cat is because they are cleaner and neater than dogs. Cats wash themselves by their tongues most of the time, so they don’t smell and they always look clean. While the dog, if it wasn’t given a shower at least once a week, it would smell as well as the house.
Example: Although most people prefer to have a dog as a pet than a cat, cats make great pets. To begin with, cats require little care. They do not need to be house broken because cats innately seek to relieve themselves on the same spot and even bury their excrement. All the owner needs is to provide a litter box, and he can forget about messiness. Additionally, cats do not require to be walked like dogs do.
While it is true that it does affect this animal’s behavior, in reality, most pet owners actually only give their cats the pouches to play with and smell. In England, there is an old tale which states that if the root is chewed catnip would "make the most gentle person fierce and quarrelsome". (p. 99, Hedgemaids and Fairy Candles. The Lives and Lore of North American Wildflowers) Catnip contains a "terpene-like chemical , nepata lactone, which tends to repel insects" (p.577, The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region) and can be used to protect other plants. It is possible that this is the chemical that affects the behaviour of cats.
Also, cats are not able to irritate your neighbors in the loudness sense, because they generally do not make many powerful sounds. If your pet does not aggravate people nearbye, you do not get any rude phone calls telling you to “get your dog to shut up,” and as a result, you are much happier and at better terms with your neighbors (though you may not know it at the time). Secondly, cats do not require walking - they know how to exercise themselves in the house, and the majority of them will come back if you let them outside. If you don’t have to take your pet for a walk, it saves you a lot of time when you could be doing something much more worthwhile. Also, when you don’t have a dog that needs to get outside, you aren’t required to pick up the waste they deposit when they relieve themselves in the middle of the sidewalk.
From doing this there was a statue of him put up in the train station. Show me a cat that loyal. There are many other examples of dogs showing these amazing characteristics but the list is too long. This is one of the many reasons why I think dogs are better than cats. Dogs can be of magnificent service.
For example the first stanza “Daylong this tom-cat lies stretched” has the cat in a house or in someplace lying flat on a mat whereas in the last stanza “Among ash cans. He leaps and lightly” he is among bins and over rooftops free to do as it pleases; these verses from the poem also show that the cat is manipulative and sly, during the day a sleepy domestic cat and during the knight a sly cruel and active cat. Also the writer uses powerful verbs, metaphors and simile’s to describe the movement and appearance of the Tom-Cat. For example “A tomcat sprang at a mounted knight” shows the use of a powerful verb ‘Sprang’ and also shows that the cat is vicious and somewhat brave, attacking a large mounted knight and show that the cat is ruthless as well mercilessly killing the knight by surprise. Verses like “His eyes green as ringstones: he yawns wide red” and “Fangs fine as a lady’s needle and bright” help describe the cats appearance and some distinguishing features such as his bright green, glaring eyes, cruel and icy; and his sharp fangs ready to tear into the tom-cats helpless
Felines to Men as Hound to Woman Most people had this stereotype instilled into their heads since they were little. Everyone always thinks that woman are like cats, and men are dogs. Yet I struggle to come up with one way that a woman is like a cat and a man is like a dog. In fact, I can list at least five reasons that cats and men are similar and dogs and woman are similar. Unlike men, woman and dogs both share the same trait of hygiene and grooming.