Dogs and Cats Explained

Dogs and cats are as different as day and night. But like day and night, we must have both or the world as we know it will cease to revolve.

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“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.” ~Carrie Underwood

“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” ~Robert Benchley

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.” ~Charles de Gaulle

“Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.” ~Dave Barry

“Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.” ~Gene Hill

“I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It’s not. Mine had me trained in two days.” ~Bill Dana

“Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.” ~Mason Cooley

“You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” ~Jane Pauley

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” ~James Herriot

“A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.” ~Robert Southey

“Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.” ~Mary Bly

“The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats and dogs.” ~Marva Collins

“I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” ~Abraham Lincoln

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44 Responses to Dogs and Cats Explained

  1. anitashope says:

    Love the pup sitting on the cat but my heart broke with the pup and the porcupine quills. Thanks for the fun.

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  2. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Funny and loving, like cats and dogs.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. revruss1220 says:

    Great stuff, Mitch. Ever since I married a woman who was deathly allergic to cats, I’ve exclusively been a dog man. I like that they like me, whereas cats could care less.

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  4. Dogs have owners.
    Cats have staff.

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  5. Eliza says:

    This made me smile. 💕

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  6. Lady Quixote/Linda Lee says:

    Yesterday one of our dogs had a run in with a Texas horned lizard. Did you know those critters defend themselves by squirting blood up to five feet out of their eyes?!?! Seriously. And then it played dead. I thought it was dead, so I put it in the dumpster. After coming in the house and reading up on the weird creature on Wikipedia, I realized that it probably wasn’t dead, so I went back out to the dumpster to set it free. It had already set itself free — hopefully nowhere near our yard.

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      • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee says:

        Right! According to Wikipedia, only 8 varieties of the horned lizard, also known as horny toads, have the capability of squirting blood. The Texas horned lizard is one that does, and this one had the markings of that variety. I know, because I took a picture when I thought it was dead. 😕

        Here’s something even grosser: the Wikipedia article said that some of these blood squirting lizards can spew blood out of their mouth, as well as their eyes. Eew eew eew!!

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Hah! Funny story, Linda. In SoCal I used to catch and pet “horny toads” (same thing, I think) as a kid, but I never got squirted. I probably wasn’t perceived as much of a threat.


      • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee says:

        Yes, horny toads are a common name for the horned lizard, according to Wikipedia. Only certain varieties of horned lizards/toads have the ability to squirt blood, again per Wikipedia. So presumably your southern California variety did not have that option, lol.

        But the one in our yard certainly did! Our poor dog had blood sprayed all over the top of her two white front paws. I checked and she had no injuries, so I am sure it came from the Texas horned lizard. Creepy, but fascinating creature!

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  7. Dogs will love you unconditionally. Cats want to see your resume.
    Dog theology: “You love me, you feed me, you shelter me, you care for me. – You must be God!”
    Cat theology: “You love me, you feed me, you shelter me, you care for me. – I must be God!”

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  8. This was a very much lighthearted piece! It reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Cats & Dogs.

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  9. Lisa Beth says:

    Loved these pics and quotes! Thanks for the chuckles! 😀

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  10. numrhood says:

    what’s your favorite sharon stone film

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  11. pastorpete51 says:

    Pavlov’s cats was my favorite! Thanks

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  12. Everything we’ve always wanted to know about dogs and cats but were afraid to ask.

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  13. Rejoy Dey says:

    So amazing. Funny yet philosophical. Great job 👍 in collecting quotes.

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  14. Pam Webb says:

    Some of the greatest writers preferred cats: Mark Twain, Hemingway, Poe, Alcott, Bradbury, Dickens—you think it’s because cats don’t need “walkies” which means a writer isn’t always interrupted by having to take the dog out?

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  15. cat9984 says:

    I never would have imaged a post with close to identical quotes from Carrie Underwood and Charles de Gaulle

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  16. Zeeshan Amin says:

    Wow Mitch, such an extensive collection. Bravo 👏

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  17. MK's Quill says:

    Cats surely hold the power of knowledge to teach!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Jennwith2ns says:

    LOVE that Lincoln quote.

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  19. smzang says:

    What a super stress buster….Thank you!

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  20. bcrivers says:

    Thanks for sharing!

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  21. My dog wears clothing lol 😆

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  22. K.L. Hale says:

    I’m so glad I took the time to read Mitch Teemley! I knew I’d find inspiration and a bunch of giggling. Too many of these are my favorite 😂

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  24. Mitch – FYI – I tried to use the reblog button but I couldn’t get it to work. I posted a link instead. Funny! Great thing to lighten my day. Thanks!

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Sorry that happened, Christine. Not sure why, since my posts are regularly reblogged; though I have had a couple of people tell me that they had to try more than once, or try the next day. Anyway, thanks and blessings!


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  27. it is so stress free that i am completely fresh thanks. It is very good comic

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