The question is often asked - Do cats and dogs actually like each other?
During the week they were talking about this in the office - “how do I get my cat to sit next to the dog for a photo?”, “ My dog chases the cat continuously”, “How do I make the dog and cat like each other?”.
Well here is the truth of it.
We dogs are territorial by nature, so if we’re here first, then it all belongs to us. Whereas, cats just think everything belongs to them.
Dogs are loyal creatures who would follow our masters till the end. Whereas, cats do not follow anything, except their own desire for comfort.
Now, I am sure the cats of this world will have a completely different purrrr-spective on this, but the fact remains the same – dogs are territorial and cats are dictatorial!!
It is not that we dogs do not like sharing, because in most cases, we successfully share our space with cats, ferrets, hens and assorted other house mates. It is more a question of attitude, and who has the biggest ego? ( I think we all know the answer to this!!).
I challenge you to name one other animal who would dare to put their tail in the air and then place their bottom in your face as they strut passed your nose? That sort of behaviour is unique to the cat!
And yes, there may be an initial bit of shuffling and side stepping around each other, the odd chase and even maybe a paw swipe, but that is just us negotiating the terms of living together.
We dogs are an adorable animal with a huge capacity to love and that even includes cats like Raven and all his friends!!