- Dogs – how much do they cost to run?
Don’t get a cat. They give nothing back, teach the kids nothing about living with animals, and they are the biggest single contributor to the decline of the songbird population. Best estimate is that across the UK cats kill 15 million birds a year
My cats gave me plenty back, taught me plenty about living with animals and rarely caught birds or mice. The above viewpoint is one based on poor experience with them. Besides, there’s plenty of birds out there in the fields and forests – just because they’re not in your garden doesnt make a hoot of difference.
Incidentally we used to have 3 cats and have vast numbers of visiting birds to our garden, the cats wouldn’t even bat an eyelid if they landed near them. And they never went to the loo ON the garden, always in the borders – its instinctive for cats to dig, poo, bury.
Dogs, on the other hand, are time-consuming, dependant, overly clingy and needy, need walking all the time, do large steaming poos on the pavement/trail/anywhere, pee on anything they think is theirs….you could probably say I had the same bad experiences with dogs as you have with cats!Posted 9 years agoSandwichSubscriber
I think I had the best tempered Corgi ever. Never bit anyone, mad as a box of frogs when the vacuum came out though. The vet was wary the first visit and had a muzzle ready but never needed it and never bothered again. He was also a good blanket when sleeping in the chair after a morning shift.Posted 9 years ago
Sandwich, any pics? I must have been the worse kid possible to put near a mad Corgi. Everytime it bit me I’d go back and bother it only to be bitten again. Sheesh.
Reminds me of the time on a ride when there was a mad westie ontop of a farmers garden wall barking/protecting its ground. I went up to stroke it with my glove on – que a bite to my hand (Ouch!)……rubs hand and sticks it back again just for the little bugger to bite again. I never, ever learn..Posted 9 years ago
Don’t get a cat.
They give nothing back
Eh? Ours brings ‘gifts’. More than the dog does.
each the kids nothing about living with animals,
Bollocks. Ours teach you that if you’re smaller than the animal it will eat you. An important lesson.
and they are the biggest single contributor to the decline of the songbird population.
Darwin at work.
Best estimate is that across the UK cats kill 15 million birds a year
They should toughen-the-**** up then.Posted 9 years ago
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