Love them both,..but allergic to Cats,...Dogs are smarter,.Cats easier to take care of,..not as needy,..prefer dogs,..great early warning system :)
I am a parrot person. Don't get me wrong, dogs are cute and good companions, cats can be beautiful, but I don't trust them as far as I can see.
A well taken care of parrot can live about 9 times longer than a cat or a dog, they are just as smart if not smarter and they can talk. Dogs and cats have tongues, why can't they talk? That's all I'm sayin.
The interesting thing about my parrots, I have 2, is I never taught them to say anything.
I leave PBS on tv for them to watch when I am @ work, so they watch Barney & Sesame Street and the like. I guess they learned fro that.
My one parrot, Louie can say over 200 wonders and will speak in short sentences. The other one, Bentley can only say about 10 words, but he was already about 5 years old when I rescued him.
Louie on the other hand grew up with me after being hatched, so he will answer you.
I just love the way a dog will show you protective loyalty no matter how the outcome will be for him. A dog will feel your mood and react giving you attention and love when you need it and steer clear when it's time.
Cats are always amusing. They have their own personality and make awesome cuddle partners. They love to play. Never a dull moment with a cat. My new one ambushes me every morning...paws sometime just come at me from under the hiding spot slappin my ankles. There's never a claw in them either. He also is good about keeping golfers out of my yard. He is always good for a smile...
Dogs are smarter than cats when it comes to tricks and such.
Sad to say, i know some folks that wouldn't get a seat on the life boat if it came down to them or My furry Friends.
If I absolutely had to choose, I would pick dogs,,,but do love botwh because of how different they are. Cats are much easier to take care of and more independent, dogs seem to crave and need your attention. Which one is smarter depends on your deffinition of intelligence...if by smart, you are speaking in terms of trainabilitity, then I would say dog,,,in terms of independent thinking and free-will, then a cat would win. Dogs are more loyal, and protective, I have never had a cat meow angrily at the door when someone knocks. I love all of the expressions that a dog can have on it's face: happy, sad, embarrassed, mad, pouting, suspicious, excited, etc..a cat seems to have two expressions: content, and hungry. (both very much alike, just the hungry one has wider open eyes.) I think, in fact, that the wide variety of facial expressions that a dog makes is why there is a painting called "Dogs Playing Poker". If it were "Cats Playing Poker", you would have no idea who was winning,,,unless a parrot was perched above the table and told you.