A Few Thoughts About Cats & Dogs

December 23, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

There are two types of people in this world: dog people and cat people. While I consider myself an animal person in general (hence why I am a vegetarian) I have the presence of mind to know which one I am: a crazy cat lady. Not that it would take a rocket scientist to figure this out, mind you: I am reminded of the fact every day at around 5:00 a.m. This is when Chez Shitty’s pride starts agitating for breakfast. Believe you me if Greenpoint had lobbyists in the public interest as persistent as my furkids our neighborhood would be a much different place. But I digress.

This is not to suggest that I dislike dogs (such as the lovely Miss Olive depicted at left). I do. Canines simply don’t appeal to my peculiar sensibilities. “Man’s best friend” (as they are rightfully called) are pack animals. They very much desire to have a leader, an “alpha dog” that tells them what to do, when to do it, and so forth. In a nutshell they are eager to please. A little too eager, if you ask me.

While some might like to start their day with slobbery licks and wagging tails, this is not for yours truly. The way I see it, such auspicious beginnings only lead to disappointment later. No sir, when it comes to preparing ones self for the rigors of the day yours truly wants to wake up to a face like this.

Meet Joy. She is one of the many adorable and adoptable cuties calling Empty Cages Collective her home. Rest assured this 1,000 mile stare is only skin fur deep. She is in actuality a very sweet young lady who would very much like to exchange her life behind bars for a nice, warm, cozy home this holiday season. Maybe yours? Joy has had all her shots, is FIV and Feline Leukemia free and has been spayed. What’s more she has also been litter trained!

Which brings me to the primary reason I prefer cats over dogs.

When an ice storm hits you don’t have to dress them up, schlep outside and pick up their poop: a litter box will suffice.

You can learn more about Joy and her friends by checking out Empty Cages Collective’s Pet Finder page. And remember kids crack kills!

Miss Heather


2 Comments on A Few Thoughts About Cats & Dogs

  1. al oof on Tue, 23rd Dec 2008 11:59 pm
  2. i heard that cat people smell dogs, even if they’re clean, and dog people smell cats. that is to say, they notice the smell of the animal they don’t have an affinity for.

  3. bitchcakes on Wed, 24th Dec 2008 11:41 am
  4. Miss Heather, we share very similar views in this regard. I too love animals, but prefer cats – mostly because I don’t have to wake up and walk them. (But god do I love dogs, I can barely pass a dog on the street without getting super excited and asking to pet it!)

    That being said… when I scrolled down to see the face of “Joy”- I laughed out loud. And could not stop laughing. She has the exact same face as my awful cat Booba- the same “I really don’t like you” face that I’ve been greeted with for 19 and a half years. Joy’s name appears to be a bit of a misnomer. But I wish her a lifetime of love in a wonderful home.

    When my Booba eventually passes on (it should be very soon), I will be running to Empty Cages!!

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