It seems pretty clear to people who study such things how dogs and humans became so close. Long ago, a symbiotic relationship formed between humans and wolves. We provided them food and shelter, they provided us protection and companionship. The love has grown ever since.
How there came to be domesticated cats isn’t quite as clear. It really doesn’t make sense by most accounts – they’re largely solitary and independant creatures without much of a pack mentality.
And yet, once you love ’em, you’re in for life.
How can we settle the tensions that arise from these two camps? Through tweets, I reckon.
15. Fight the real enemy
Don’t let them make you lose focus.
Growing up, we were led to believe that cats and dogs are mortal enemies, when really the rivalry is just between cat people and dog people.
— Shower Thoughts (@TheWeirdWorld) March 20, 2019
14. All I wanna do is…
Day and night man, day and night.
people who claim cats aren't affectionate or social, can you let my cat know because all she wants to do is be social 24/7 and boy do i mean all 24 hours
— SungWon Cho (@ProZD) March 16, 2021
13. Together again
There needs to be a Secretary of Pets or something.
This is called bringing the country together:
Cat people AND rescue dog people.
— eli friedmann (@eligit) November 28, 2020
12. The real divide
Whoa now, calm down.
cat people: I like cats more but dogs are cool
dog people: cats are the DEVIL !!! I had a cat once and it ATE MY GRANDMA
— ella (@ellaharg) September 4, 2019
11. Little furry dummies
Gotta rescue ’em against their will half the time.
People are always like CATS R ELITIST DOGS R THE PETS OF THE COMMON MAN but like 95% of cat acquisition stories are "I found him in the garbage and took him home"
— Elle M. (they/them) (@ellle_em) April 26, 2020
10. It’s a love/hate relationship
We’ve really just come to accept that.
Dog people: Fido is the goodest boy in the world and I love him.
Cat people: Felix is a trash eating little hellspawn who sits on my face while sleep and Iove him.
— Fritz (@vivalatony) April 26, 2020
9. Ain’t no snitch
My main man would never turn me in.
Dog people always act like dogs are so much better than cats but as a cat person just wanna say that you never see cats working with the cops
— kivan (@KivanBay) February 26, 2020
8. The humble man
Gotta keep us in our place.
Dogs are the pets of the common man who likes to feel superior to other species, demanding their obedience.
Cats are the pets of the humble man who, dare he ever develop an ego, will be swiftly reminded of his lowly place in this world by a superior, dominant animal. https://t.co/0wL1dIFtk1
— Allison Robicelli (@robicellis) April 27, 2020
7. Train of thought
To be fair, other creatures likely think the same of us.
I am completely a dog person, but I do love the way cats give absolutely no fucks about anybody or anything else.
It's as if the entire universe has been constructed solely for cats – the rest of us just provide the food and entertainment
— Martin Farley?? (@martin_farley) March 3, 2021
Falls on face, walks away like nothing happened.
Cat people: “People who don’t like cats only hate them because they’re scared of their power & fear their superior intelligence. They’re scared of an animal with independence unlike a fucking servile pathetic dog.”
Cat: *gets tangled in the blind* x
— ᴾᴬᵁᴸᴰᴼᶜᴷ ˣ (@PaulDock93) December 29, 2018
5. The choice is yours
Reject the binary.
"so are you more of a cat person or a dog person"
how dare you make me choose. how dare you. this date is over and i'm calling the police
— bofa o'brien (@jon_snow_420) August 27, 2015
4. Just the facts
On average, cat owners tend to be more intelligent than dog owners, according to researchers from Carroll University.
Cat people tend to score higher in sensitivity, open-mindedness and are more likely to possess university degrees.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) July 8, 2020
3. Who works for whom?
The power dynamics are pretty clear.
Dogs have owners, cats have staff.
— Gina Valley (@GinaValley) August 11, 2014
2. That’s the deal
Whatever floats your boat.
[dog people] here’s my angel Rex! he knows 19 tricks & brings me my slippers every morning!
[cat people] this is Princess Murder who lets me live with her.she pees on everything i love. her interests include screaming & eating bugs. when she asks me to kill for her i will say yes
— Beth McColl (@imteddybless) March 23, 2019
1. YOUNG MAN
There’s no need to feel down!
dog people: you can trust a dog
cat people: you can chill with cats
village people: you can have a good meal, you can do whatever you feel
— andrew (@AndrewChamings) July 24, 2017
I guess those probably didn’t so much settle anything as stir up the fight…oh well.
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
Tell us where you stand in the comments.