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Hilarious Differences Between Keeping A Dog And Keeping A Cat

Hilarious Differences Between Keeping A Dog And Keeping A Cat

The reception you get when you come in from work

Your dog will be thrilled to see you, jumping up from the sofa and licking your face. Your cat? Not so much. Maybe when it’s dinner time, they’ll bother to get up. Possibly. A cat can never be accused of appearing too keen.

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      Going for a walk

      In your dog’s world, it’s always time to go for a walk! For a cat, the very notion seems ridiculous. Why go outside on a lead when you could laze around and nap? If you actually manage to get your cat to wear a leash, don’t expect them to show much enthusiasm.

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          Cuddling

          Cats want to cuddle up to you – when they feel like it! Your dog; on the other hand, isn’t so discerning. If there’s any chance of affection going, they’ll take it.

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              Training

              A dog can be taught a new command within half an hour. Training your cat to obey you? Good luck with that one. By nature, they are rather more independent. They have no interest in being taught to fetch a ball or other such undignified tricks.

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                  Discipline

                  Shout at your dog and they will look guilty, even if they aren’t sure what it is they’ve done wrong. On the other hand, your cat will remain defiant even in the face of the righteous anger you feel when they shred your curtains.

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                      Playing with others

                      Dogs are pack animals and will seize any opportunity to frolic with other canine companions. Your cat; however, is much more guarded and choosy when it comes to making friends. They do just fine by themselves, thank you very much. You can often make friends with other dog owners at the dog park, whereas there’s no equivalent for cat owners. This is for a reason.

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                          Capacity for surprise attack

                          Cats have the advantage when it comes to stealth maneuvers. Being typically much smaller than dogs and excellent climbers, a cat is more than capable of hiding away in a small space ready to spring themselves at a target of choice, whether that’s a mouse or their unsuspecting owner.

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                            Grudges

                            A dog’s memory is considerably shorter than that of a cat. This might explain why your cat appears to nurse grudges against you for days on end, whereas a dog lives more in the present.

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                                How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                                How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                                As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                                When we were still children, our thoughts seemed to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

                                Just imagine then, how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power!

                                We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities.

                                We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

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                                We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb.

                                We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits.

                                And we’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head…

                                But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

                                So, how can we tap into the power of positivity?

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                                “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                                It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are 4 simple yet powerful ideas on how you can get started.

                                1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                                Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

                                Just take a look at these 10 Positive Affirmations for Success that will Change your Life.

                                2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                                This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

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                                You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty.

                                If you seek it, you will find it.

                                3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                                This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what really is important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

                                Here’re 60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life that can inspire you.

                                4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                                How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking.

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                                Instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                                Learn from this article how to change your mental images: How to Think Positive and Eliminate Negative Thoughts

                                If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                                And remember:

                                You are (or will become) what you think you are.

                                This is reasonable enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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