Kittens or Puppies

Discussion in 'Random Chat' started by Crusader, Oct 10, 2004.

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Kittens or Puppies?

  1. Kittens

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  2. Puppies

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  1. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Oh, if only I...no, just can't do it. A little pedantic piece of me dies every time I see an apostrophe in the wrong place. The cats will just have to live...:(
     
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  2. ~Elladan~

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    Sevi Pocałunek!

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  4. Normf

    Normf Death 'n' Roll

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    Man i need me an ant eater, these little guys bite hard.
     
  5. Crusader

    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    "Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain
     
  6. Normf

    Normf Death 'n' Roll

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    ^^ Nice.

    Cats rule.
     
  7. Crusader

    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    read quite a few, seems a lot of writers and artists tend to favour cats, which is an interesting correlation.
     
  8. Normf

    Normf Death 'n' Roll

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    I just love cats though eh, domestic cats, big cats, they are all awsome! I don't dislike dogs i just prefer a cat as a companion.
     
  9. Crusader

    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    of course any animosity I've displayed in this thread towards dogs is bluster as I take much the same stance.

    for me, there is no sound in the animal world that can pluck at your heart like the mewing of a kitten, nor an experience more bereft of worry and stress than a curled cat purring in your lap.
     
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    Puppies! Puppy breath is intoxicating, and they fall alot which is a winning combination.
     
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    Puppies are the sweetest things in the world. My dog was one of those large breed puppies, where they start out looking like their legs will never catch up with them, and then they grow really big. Anyway, she is the sweetest thing in the world, and I will always have fond memories of the dog we had when I was a baby, because she protected me from any and all intruders into the house.

    Also, no cat can compare to the fun you can have blowing into a dog's nose.
     
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    Puppies.
     
  14. Blackness

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    The thought processes of 15 cats were tested by attaching food to the end of lengths of string and observing whether they could figure out that pulling the line brought the treats closer.

    The cats had no problem with tackling single pieces of string. However, when faced with two options, experts discovered that unlike their canine counterparts, cats were unable to consistently pick a baited string over a dummy.

    Psychology lecturer Britta Osthaus, who conducted the study, said the findings shatter the myth that cats are smarter than dogs.

    Mrs Osthaus, of Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, said: "This finding is somehow surprising as cats regularly use their paws and claws to pull things towards them during play and hunting.

    "They performed even worse than dogs, which can at least solve the parallel string task."

    She added that the results show that cats do not understand cause-and-effect connections between objects.

    The experiments involved attaching fish and biscuit treats to one end of a piece of string, placing them under a plastic screen to make them unreachable.

    They were tested in three ways, using a single baited string, two parallel strings where only one was baited, and two crossed strings where only one was baited.

    With two crossed strings, one cat always made the wrong choice and others succeeded no more than might be expected by chance.

    Mrs Osthaus added: "If we know their limits we won't expect too much of them, which in turn is important for their welfare.

    "I am not trying to say cats are stupid, just they are different. We are so anthropomorphic we can't see the world through their eyes."


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...ogs-are-smarter-than-cats-research-shows.html

    DOGS FTW
     
  15. Crusader

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    Cats like to pull string (a lot), maybe the tests didnt accurately scale their needs right, it can just be a case of them preferring to play with the string than having a piece of food.

    There are plenty of causations or correlations than can be derived from this experiment, be sure not to make rash decisions.
     
  16. Blackness

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    The decisions were made long before this research ;) mwahahah
     
  17. Crusader

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    so you admit your bias. your opinion is therefore irrelevant and your input will be disregarded, thank you ;) mwahahaha
     
  18. Blackness

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    Just because it's irrational doesn't mean it's bias.
    NUB
     
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    Dogs 'r' better.
     
  20. Lego

    Lego God amongst men

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    You can do more with a dog.