Advertising
Advertising

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.

6922510852_5076e04551_z

    Photo: Shannon McGee/Flickr
    7306102818_5a6b145413_z

      Photo: Pedro Fernandez/Flickr

      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.

      Advertising

      dog-709328_640

        8208704568_ecddbd6693_z

          Photo: Marianna Saska/Flickr

          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.

          Advertising

          girl-1341285_640

            pets-1356191_640

              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.

              yellow-labrador-retriever-742846_640

                animal-339400_640

                  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.

                  Advertising

                  pet-423398_640

                    cats-796437_640

                      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.

                      Advertising

                      dogs-679900_640

                        cats-887387_640

                          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.

                          hangover-653884_640

                            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.

                            cat-812744_640

                              girl-1160441_640

                                Featured photo credit: jarmoluk/Pixabay via pixabay.com

                                More by this author

                                Jay Hill

                                Freelance Writer

                                3 Things To Give Up If You Want To Take Control Of Your Life All You Have to Do to Sleep Better How Social Media Is Making You Feel Bad about Yourself Every Day The Ultimate Guide: How to Become More Creative Day by Day How to Find Love That Lasts: Someone Who Fulfils These 5 Things

                                Trending in Lifestyle

                                1 How to Practice Positive Meditation in 2 Simple Steps 2 How to Invest in Yourself: 3 Valuable Ways to Change Your Life 3 15 Ways to Cultivate Continuous Learning for a Sharper Brain 4 How to Help Nausea Go Away Fast with These 5 Fixes 5 5 Fixes For Common Sleep Issues All Couples Deal With

                                Read Next

                                Advertising
                                Advertising
                                Advertising

                                Last Updated on June 19, 2019

                                How to Practice Positive Meditation in 2 Simple Steps

                                How to Practice Positive Meditation in 2 Simple Steps

                                Just by simply spending some effort and time, staying positive every day can be easily achieved. All that is required is a fraction of your time, 10-15 minutes a day to cultivate the positive you!

                                But first, what is really positive thinking? Do you have to be in an upbeat, cheerful and enthusiastic mood all day to be positive minded?

                                No. Positive thinking simply means the absence of negative thoughts and emotions – in other words, inner peace!

                                Advertising

                                When you are truly at peace within yourself, you are naturally thinking positively. You don’t have to fight off negative thoughts, or search desperately for more positive thoughts. It just happens on its own. And here are 2 positive thinking meditation tips to empower you:

                                1. Relax as You Meditate

                                A powerful, simple yet rarely used technique is meditation. Meditation doesn’t have to take the form of static body posture. It can be as simple as sitting in a comfortable chair listening to soothing music. Or performing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises.

                                Meditation is all about letting go of stressful or worrisome thoughts. That’s it! If you spend just a few minutes per day feeling relaxed and peaceful, you automatically shift your mind into a more positive place. When you FEEL more relaxed, you naturally THINK more positively!

                                Advertising

                                Start with a short period of time, like 5 or 10 minutes a day. You can meditate first thing in the morning, during your lunch break, right before you go to bed at night, or any time. The most important thing is to consciously let go of unproductive thoughts and feelings. Just let them go for those few minutes, and you may decide not to pick them back up again at all!

                                2. Practice Daily Affirmations

                                Positive affirmations can be used throughout the day anywhere and at anytime you need them, the more you use them the easier positive thoughts will take over negative ones and you will see benefits happening in your life.

                                What are affirmations? Affirmations are statements that are used in a positive present tense language. For example, “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better, better and better” is a popular affirmation used by the late Norman Vincent Peale.

                                Advertising

                                So how does one go about using positive affirmations in everyday life? Let’s look at some guidelines to follow when reciting your daily affirmations.

                                1. Use first person pronouns in your message (I)
                                2. Use present tense (I have)
                                3. Use positive messages (I am happy)
                                4. Repeat your affirmations on a consistent basis

                                Affirmations have to be said with conviction and consistency. Start your day by saying your affirmations out loud. It wouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to repeat your affirmations; yet when done consistently, these positive affirmations will seep into the subconscious mind to cultivate the new positive you.

                                Here’s an example of a “success affirmation” you can use on a daily basis:

                                Advertising

                                I am successful in everything I do. Every venture I get into returns wealth to me. I am constantly productive. I always perform to the full potential I have and have respect for my abilities.
                                My work is always given positive recognition. I augment my income constantly. I always have adequate money for everything I require. I spend my money prudently always. My work is always rewarded.

                                You can find more examples here: 10 Positive Affirmations for Success that will Change your Life

                                Remember, affirmations work on the basis of conviction and consistency. Do yourself a favor and make a commitment to see this through.

                                Begin practicing these positive thinking tips right now. And I wish you continued empowerment and growth on your positive thinking journey.

                                More About Positive Thinking

                                Featured photo credit: Jacob Townsend via unsplash.com

                                Read Next