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5 Reasons Cats Are Inferior to Dogs in Every Way
(09-19-2017, 12:49 PM)John L Wrote: ... can see now that our two posts really belong in the "5 Reasons Cats Are Inferior to Dogs in Every Way".  S13

I dunno - dogs can't climb, but they both can open doors and do stuff.



One thing I can tell you,,, our little Brandy certainly has her rituals. (Thus one isn't Brandy - but sure acts familiar.)

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Cats can climb trees too, but can't climb down. It's because of the way their claws are curved.

That poor cat in the video--shaking from fear and exhaustion when its humans finally cut through the netting and brought it in through the opening in the lattice at the 7th story.
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Ron, this possessed little one is just for you.  S5

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That poor kitty must be kept out of sight on Halloween! It's bad enough being a black cat. I wonder if someone deliberately painted that skull on kitty's chest.
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Ron you must be able to walk along a hillside easily because of that one long pulled-leg of yours.
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I guess cats are good for something after all. Spiteful

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Aw, c'mon, cats have to clean their fur with their tongues! S4
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Here's something I have known for some time now.  Read this Ron.  Spiteful

STUDY: Humans Love Dogs More Than (Some) Other People

Quote:For any cat people out there, now is the time to leave the room.

Humans love dogs more than their fellow man — and especially cats. OK, we made up the part about cats, but people really do love dogs more than other people, according to two major studies.

A report in the Times of London showed that people have more empathy for canines in bad circumstances than they do for suffering humans.

Quote:Two years ago Harrison’s Fund, a medical research charity, tried an experiment. It printed two adverts, both of which asked: “Would you give £5 to save Harrison from a slow, painful death?” The only difference was, in one of the adverts Harrison was a human, in the other he was a dog.

Would anyone be surprised to learn that Harrison the dog got significantly more clicks than Harrison the human? Certainly not the researchers behind a recent study into human-dog empathy. They found that people are consistently more distressed by reports of dogs being beaten up than they are by the same reports about adult humans.

For the research, published in the journal Society & Animals, they presented 240 students with a fake newspaper clipping. The doggy got more contributions.

Then a Northeastern University study showed that only a baby human could compete with man’s best friend, the New York Post reports.

Quote:Students were showed fake newspaper clippings about a baseball-bat attack on a puppy, an adult dog, a year-old infant and 30-year-old adult. They were asked questions to gauge their empathy and the adult finished last in sympathy.

“Respondents were significantly less distressed when adult humans were victimized, in comparison with human babies, puppies and adult dogs,” according to Northeastern researchers. “Only relative to the infant victim did the adult dog receive lower scores of empathy.”

And again, cats are right out.

As I have been saying for some time now: "Dogs are four-legged Children". S22
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Alright, Let's Get That Engine Purring Again.

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Obviously that's a bogus picture. Cats don't smoke. S1
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(11-06-2017, 10:53 AM)Ron Lambert Wrote: Obviously that's a bogus picture. Cats don't smoke. S1

Really? Whatever would make you think that Ron? Spiteful
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It would stunt their growth.
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This should pretty much settle the issue.  From Vanderbuilt University Research: Sorry, Grumpy Cat—Study finds dogs are brainier than cats.

Quote:There’s a new twist to the perennial argument about which is smarter, cats or dogs.

It has to do with their brains, specifically the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex: the “little gray cells” associated with thinking, planning and complex behavior —all considered hallmarks of intelligence.

The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats.

Quote:CORTICAL NEURONS
The researchers say the number of neurons in an animal's cerebral cortex is a hallmark of intelligence.

The cortex is the largest layer of the brain and is associated with thinking, planning and other complex behaviours.

The researchers applied their intelligence theory to several carnivorous species, and found that bigger brains do not necessarily mean more cortical neurons.

The brain of a Golden Retriever was found to have more cortical neurons than a brown bear, for example, despite being three times smaller.

In terms of brain size to cortical neuron ratio, one of the most intelligent animals was found to be a raccoon.

Raccoons have a brain the size of a cat, but have a cortical neuron density similar to that of a dog.


“In this study, we were interested in comparing different species of carnivorans to see how the numbers of neurons in their brains relate to the size of their brains, including a few favorite species including cats and dogs, lions and brown bears,” said Associate Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences Suzana Herculano-Houzel, who developed the method for accurately measuring the number of neurons in brains.

The results of the study are described in a paper titled “Dogs have the most neurons, though not the largest brain: Trade-off between body mass and number of neurons in the cerebral cortex of large carnivoran species” accepted for publication in the open access journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy.

As far as dogs and cats go, the study found that dogs have about 530 million cortical neurons while cats have about 250 million. (That compares to 16 billion in the human brain.)

“I believe the absolute number of neurons an animal has, especially in the cerebral cortex, determines the richness of their internal mental state and their ability to predict what is about to happen in their environment based on past experience,” Herculano-Houzel explained.

“I’m 100 percent a dog person,” she added, “but, with that disclaimer, our findings mean to me that dogs have the biological capability of doing much more complex and flexible things with their lives than cats can. At the least, we now have some biology that people can factor into their discussions about who’s smarter, cats or dogs.”

This entire article is quite informative, and I learned a good deal about other animals, especially racoons.

Quote:The analysis also discovered that the raccoon was an outlier—on the brainy side: It packs the same number of cortical neurons as a dog into a brain the size of a cat’s.

“Raccoons are not your typical carnivoran,” said Herculano-Houzel. “They have a fairly small brain but they have as many neurons as you would expect to find in a primate … and that’s a lot of neurons.”

Sorry Grumpy Cat, study finds dogs are brainier than cats


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I would maintain that cats are brainy ENOUGH!

I think everyone who has ever had any contact with raccoons knows that they are highly intelligent. Wolverines probably would be very high in the number of cortical neurons, as well. If you are camping out, or living in a cabin in the woods, wolverines are absolutely the last kind of animal you want to get into a feud with. They may not maul you like a bear, but they will break into your cabin, tent, whatever, and commit systematic vandalism, including wrecking all your food supplies, even foods they do not eat; ripping up your sleeping bags, and causing general mayhem.

I wonder if there is any correspondence between smart and stupid human beings, in terms of measured I.Q. and number of cortical neurons. At least during infancy and adolescence, humans can grow more cortical neurons, depending on how their brains are stimulated.
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