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Old 12-06-2013, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What the dog is doing:




what the cat is doing:
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at my house it would be ..they are BOTH mousing...difference being the dog goes out to get the mouse...cat waits inside for it to come in.
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Who is having more fun?
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I put the cat outside when I went out with the dog. He ran around the house, scrambled through the fence and went in the doggie door.
An hour later, Singe was still outside tromping in the snow.
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Smarter? Prolly a cat when all is said and done. They are superior predators, no question there. Now as to which one has managed to bond their fate closer to the finest apex predator on the planet, dogs hands down. Cats do a great job keeping small rodents in check and hacking up hairballs. Dogs:

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I kind of want to go digging for research on studies done on that kind of thing now. Can't just measure them in one area it wouldn't be fair.
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In my experience lately I'd have to say my dog.
Some neigbourhood cats used to come in my fenced yard but my dog hates cats,,,,,,and ummm, lets just say there's not as many of them as there used to be and leave it at that.
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I look at my cat and my two GSDs and I'm not sure which one is smarter, I know the cat is meaner and will tease Lola and Harry given the chance. Cat has a superior attitude and is definitely in charge.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I kind of want to go digging for research on studies done on that kind of thing now. Can't just measure them in one area it wouldn't be fair.
No, though opponents to intelligence testing have argued that even defining and operationalizing intelligence is inherently biased.

Stepping away from the academic side, I think there are intelligent members of both species - but the biddability of your average cat is much lower than that of your average dog.

(I have taught one of my cats to sit up and beg, but he's highly food motivated.)
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I don't think that biddability has anything to with intelligence.
but, the picture was just for a joke anyway
I was voting for the cat this morning because I was FREEZING and I wanted to come in and get warm. The dog was covered in ice.
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