The Difference Between Cats and Dogs
I own them both—so I’ve thought about this.
Dogs want to please you and cats don’t give a damn—everyone knows this.
But, I think it goes further than this. When a dog misbehaves, and you say, “Bad dog.” The dog hangs his/her head, and seems appropriately chastised. Mind you, this will not keep them from doing it again, but at least they’ll feel guilty about it.
When you say, “Bad kitty,” the cat thinks, “Good, I like the way that sounds, I’m a baaad kitty.” Then of course, the cat will often perform the offending act again, RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, knowing full well that you disapprove.
There’s no regret, no guilt, only that smug “What?” look.