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Old 02-07-2013, 03:20 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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You have a barfy cat, too? One of ours is a long hair and barfs a lot, in spurts. Hasn't done it for a while. That probably means she'll barf on the bed today!
All right, now I know I'm a witch! (Just like so many of you have said all along!) 20 minutes after I posted the above, I went upstairs to fold clothes, having finally dragged myself off CD. What did I find on the bed? A cat, lying next to some cat barf! (The comforter is now in the washer.)
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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In my city grocery stores and most others are not allowed to use plastic bags except for the ones that are furnished for fruits and veggies. So people picking up after their dogs have to buy them or use whatever works. Right now I am using what I have left over of the plastic bags I have saved from the grocery store before the plastic bag ban for the excess litter I dispose of when I change my kitty's litter box. I guess when I run out of those I will just buy plastic garbage bags.

So which is better for the city; dog or cat? I think the question should take in consideration which is better for the pet. If you have the facilities for a dog that's fine but keeping a large dog in a small apartment may not be so good if you can't take it to a park or someplace where it can run around. If you can there is no reason why the city shouldn't be a good place for it I suppose.

Cats are pretty easy. Since they are small, they do pretty well in small spaces but there are some breeds that are more active than others. I have always had Siamese cats up until my latest cat. Meezers are very active and if you don't keep them entertained, they will find ways to entertain themseleves and often not in a way their humans approve. Having them in pairs is a good idea because they keep each other amused. Giving them toys to play with when their humans are not home is another. Keeping them busy when their people are at home is a very good idea.

Of course if your kitty likes to sleep all day while you are away, that's even better.

As long as the animal is happy that's the main thing. A happy pet is a happy home.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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What did I find on the bed? A cat, lying next to some cat barf! (The comforter is now in the washer.)
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:15 PM
 
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I'm a cat man myself. But dogs are an interesting urban indicator, that people are actually living somewhere. I knew that Downtown LA had arrived as a middle class residential neighborhood when I started seeing lots of people walking dogs. People don't travel to other neighborhoods to walk their dog along the street.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:54 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I wonder if the owner lives on a farm or a ranch having all those dogs?
That photos was taken in Brooklyn, not too many farms or ranches nearby. More "parked" dogs:

The Waiting Dogs of NYC Out walking the dog

The blogger takes many of her photos while walking her dog.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Cats easily win this one, no doubt about it. They're more suitable and adaptable for urban living than dogs are.

Now if one had a tiny dog, those could pass as a cat....hell, what I am saying?!?! My cat can beat up any small dog, haha!
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:03 PM
 
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It depends npet and the training.Cats have a habit of throwing up from hair balls.Dogs need trianing to live peacefully in a home or apartment. But cat require less attention and dog require more like training and walks for exercise.Cats use a litter box wehile dongs need to go otuside. Both require being able to do ehalth checkups which maens affording the expense.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Cats or dogs in the city? How about "neither"? Rabbits are a much better answer. They don't make noise, they are very cuddly (if you get the right rabbit) and if you get a long haired breed such as an angora, you can make yarn from your bunnie's fiber and have a pet that produces something. Their food is pretty inexpensive and they are pretty undemanding pets yet they interact with people and can be really fun and enjoyable without the drawbacks of either a cat or a dog.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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Cats or dogs in the city? How about "neither"? Rabbits are a much better answer. They don't make noise, they are very cuddly (if you get the right rabbit) and if you get a long haired breed such as an angora, you can make yarn from your bunnie's fiber and have a pet that produces something. Their food is pretty inexpensive and they are pretty undemanding pets yet they interact with people and can be really fun and enjoyable without the drawbacks of either a cat or a dog.
True, but they chew on everything! We have had rabbits and you have to let them out to exercise but they will destroy carpeting, electrical cords and furniture. Lifespan shorter, fiver years on average.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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