In the past, I have owned at least four pets. One was my dog, Dexter, which was probably the most important and memorable. Previously I had only really owned gerbils. Actually, make that three pets. I had fluffy, my original gerbil, who was white and female. I forget the other one gerbil’s name, but it was brown. I think its name was spike or something. Fluffy had this real issue with chewing on things, even more than a gerbil usually would. she would gnaw on everything we left in her cage with her, except for Naomi’s gerbil. I’m pretty sure his name was nighttime or something similar to that. Pretty sure one of the guys at the best Restaurant Hood Cleaning in Seattle like gerbils too.
Anyways, fluffy enjoyed chewing on things so much that she shredded the legs on her training wheel, which tipped over and crushed her. We didn’t discover her until we got home from some road trip, and I’m pretty sure we buried her in the backyard. I was around 4 or 5 at the time, so that’s why I don’t remember a ton of details. All I really remember is how she died. It had to have been before I was 6 years old, because that’s when we moved to my second house. This took place at my first house, which was a one-story.
We got dexter in 2011, I believe. He was only a year only and we got him around christmas time so we just claimed that christmas was his birthday. Dex was the only real family pet that we’ve ever had, and now that there’s no chance of our family becoming whole again, he’ll remain the only family pet. He was a dachshund/jack russell mix, which meant that he was a big yapper. That’s actually the reason he got taken away, but I’ll discuss that in my next post so stay tuned if you wanna hear more about my favorite pooch. Technically dex was actually “naomi’s dog” but she didn’t take any more care of him than the rest of the family did so he belonged to all of us.
First of all, I’m going to start this article by admitting that I’m on the side of dogs in this discussion, and there is no way that I will display an unbiased view in this article. I’m still going to talk about some features of cats that I like, but dogs still automatically win in this debate. Some people like to have a pet that will play games with them and provide them with some form of companionship. Some people want a lump of hair that sleeps all day and is incapable of going on walks.
As my dad told me, you can take a dog on a walk and you can take a cat for a drag. I know my buddy at the best Denver Restaurant Hood Cleaning Company absolutely prefers dogs over cats. Dog food is statistically cheaper and healthier for animals, and probably tastes better too. However, cats also have one benefit to society: cat videos. My mom is actually allergic and I’m far too lazy to raise a cat so there’s no way we would ever actually have one. If I were to put my facts into analogies, dogs would be a kids from the 1950s. They’re active, like good music, and are contributing members to society. Cats are modern kids from the hood. 2/3 of them are obese and enjoy grotesque, obscene rap music, and they tag everything in sight with whatever letters they remember learning before dropping out of the first grade.
Now, I don’t believe cats are inherently evil. They just don’t understand that what they’re doing is wrong. All of their other cat companions enable them to act this way and they have a whole subculture surrounding them with negative influences, with nobody to teach them right from wrong. Dogs are very versatile companions, too. Not only can they serve the purpose of a guard dog, but they can serve in the K-9 unit, act in movies, guide disabled people or the elderly, and provide little children with a best friend who will always be there for them at home. Cats are cool too I guess