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Cat & Dog ! - Friendly Banter, Or Fight !!

Posted on the 17 June 2024 by Sampathkumar Sampath

English is a funny language –  there are Cats and there are dogs !  - they tend to fight each other most times – there is a metaphor ‘they fight like cats and dogs’.  Yet the adverb ‘it rains Cats & dogs’ – refers to neither Cats nor dogs ! but means – in great quantities, very hard !! 

The Brody family's pet Bloodhound Buddy chases a cat and is captured by other cats in an ambush. Cats and dogs are revealed to be highly intelligent, tech-savvy enemies capable of speech, waging war with covert operatives while concealing their true nature from humans. After an Anatolian Shepherd dog named Butch reports Buddy's capture to his superiors, the best canine agents are dispatched to complete Buddy's mission: to prevent the cats from making all humans allergic to dogs  !  - what, sounds strange !

Cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world. Cats are more independent and are generally cheaper and less demanding pets. Dogs are loyal and obedient but require more attention and exercise, including regular walks.

Cat & Dog  !  - friendly banter,  or  fight !!

Cats and dogs perhaps have mutual animosity – they dislike each other, and quarrel.  Cats and dogs have a range of interactions. The natural instincts of each species lead towards antagonistic interactions, though individual animals can have non-aggressive relationships with each other, particularly under conditions where humans have socialized non-aggressive behaviors. The generally aggressive interactions between the species have been noted in cultural expressions. In domestic homes where dogs and cats are reared and trained properly, they tend to relate well with each other, especially when their owner is taking  care of them.

Cat & Dog  !  - friendly banter,  or  fight !!

For centuries, people tend to quarrel more on   whether dogs or cats are smarter — scientific research has provided fuel for the debate. Some studies suggest biological differences in intelligence between cats and dogs. Research reveals that the cerebral cortex, the layer of the brain that controls functions such as problem-solving and decision-making, tends to have many more neurons in dogs than in cats. While dogs possess on average about 530 million neurons in the cortex, cats have only about 250 million— nearly half the amount found in dogs. Though this data might seem to suggest that dogs are twice as intelligent as cats, a direct correlation between larger brain size and increased intelligence has not been conclusively proven. Regardless, dogs’ higher neuron count is often viewed as a gauge of their superior intelligence.

Dogs tend to demonstrate strong social intelligence, drawing comparisons to the mental capabilities of human toddlers. Studies indicate that dogs display self-awareness and succeed at cooperative communication tasks.

They need not be fighting all the time ! Dogs and cats can form fast friendships. It is life experiences with members of the other species, and not an inborn animosity, that determines how cats and dogs feel about each other. The initial meeting sets the stage for future considerations in the dog/cat relationship.  The majority of cats can happily coexist with a dog if they are given time to comfortably get to know each other. If a puppy and kitten are raised together, they generally will learn right away to tolerate each other, and some cats and dogs grow to be real friends, even playing and napping together. However, if a dog is already an established member of the household and a new cat or kitten is going to join the family, certain precautions need to be taken.

Cat & Dog  !  - friendly banter,  or  fight !!

The  description at para 2 is storyline of ‘Cats & Dogs’ movie,  directed by Lawrence Guterman and written by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, released in 2001.  The story centered on the relationships between cats and dogs, depicting the relationship as an intense rivalry in which both sides use organizations and tactics that mirror those used in human espionage. It was released by Warner Bros., received mixed reviews and earned $200.7 million on a $60 million budget.

Interesting !
With regards – S Sampathkumar

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