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Why Dogs Are Superior to Cats















OK, all you cat lovers out there, here's a good case for the superiority of dogs.  The stupid cat starts the fire, but the dog saves everyone's life . . .

"Thumper, a black Labrador retriever, is getting credit for saving a Greenville man when a fire swept through his home.

Roland Cote says his wife and their 7-year-old grandson were away when the blaze started early Sunday in a converted two-story garage. He says Thumper grabbed him by the arm to wake him, leaving just enough time for him to dial 911 before fleeing the fast-moving fire.

While the dog is the hero, a cat is the bad guy in this story.

Cote says the fire marshal investigator believes the blaze was started when Princess, the family cat, tipped over a kerosene lantern. Cote says he and his pets escaped safely, but he says Princess did get her tail singed by the flames."

(Click here: Dog saves family from fire blamed on cat - Yahoo! News)

This reinforces my theory that the common housecat (felis sylvestry postlapsis) is somehow the product of the fall.  When a cat purrs, its really thinking "stupid human, my slave . . ."  

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Kim, Kim, Kim, you don't understand. These poor stupid humans had built their home in a converted garage. This death-trap of a dwelling was overflowing with toxic and Flammable chemicals. On top of all of this these stupid humans were using an open flamed heating source. Princess understand the danger did the only thing that she could do. Knowing that the dog would only understand obvious danger she knocked over the lantern, sacrificing her own safety by allowing her tail to be burned and than commanded the dog to save the helpless humans. Dogs have owners, cats have staff.
And now you know the rest of the story
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRob McKenzie
Brialliantly stated.
And besides, the dog saw his food source in danger, so of course he saved his master's life!
Matt Holst
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermholst

Don't you know it!

October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
It was a clear case of sabotage by the cat. Got her tail burned- I'll bet she did it on purpose just to spread the fire faster. What were the owners thinking, keeping a cat inside the house, it was only a matter of time before something like this happened.

Hats off to the Lab. Where do you suppose the cat was, probably trying to save her own hide.

October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
I had always been of your persuasion...but when I stumbled onto my cat's and dog's journal's they seemed to suggest a reversed intelligence quotient...

8:00 am - Oh Boy! Dog food! My favorite!
9:30 am - Oh Boy! A car ride! My favorite
9:40 am - Oh Boy! A walk! My favorite!
10:30 am - Oh Boy! A car ride! My favorite!
11:30 am - Oh Boy! Dog food! My favorite!
12:00 noon - Oh Boy! Kids! My favorite!
1:00 pm - Oh Boy! The garden! My favorite!
4:00 pm - Oh Boy! Kids! My favorite!
5:00 pm - Oh Boy! Dog food! My favorite!
5:30 pm - Oh Boy! Mom! My favorite!
6:00 pm - Oh Boy! Playing ball! My favorite!
6:30 pm - Oh Boy! Sleeping in moms bed! My favorite!

Day 183 of My Captivity

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant. Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair, must try this on their bed. Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was. Hmmm, not working according to plan. There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food. More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of " allergies. " Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches.

The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird on the other hand has got to be an informant, and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured. But I can wait, it is only a matter of time...

October 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterzrim
To all of you who have commented so far: I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Your comments are to funny. I needed this today. :)
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterplw
> the common housecat (felis sylvestry postlapsis) is somehow the product of the fall.

And God left us dogs to remind us of the world before the fall. Dogs are the only animal out there that actually seems to like us.
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend, and inside of
a dog, it's too dark to read.
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterGroucho
Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMark
So many cats.

So few good recipes.
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercarolyn
Kim, you must know that the cat lit her tail on fire so she could show the dog and the owner the way out of the house to safety.

The Church Lady
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterW
I love cats..............................................they taste just like chicken
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHungry
Kim may be a Yankees fan but he redeems himself by being a dog lover.
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPB
Classic: The cat's name is "Princess." Doesn't that make you despise her that much more?

"Oh how adorable, what's your cat's name?"

"Princess. She set my house on fire."
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTyler
There may be a reason D-O-G is G-O-D spelled backwards!
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
Dog is man's best friend, not cat's! Dogs safe their family from danger cats tear up curtins and couches. I think your coments are way to thought out. Thanks for the laugh's
October 12, 2007 | Unregistered Commentertiminater
The evidence against this cat is very shakey!!!
October 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterScottie News Editor
Shaky evidence? Were you one of OJ's jurors?
October 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMark
oh my...i'm just splitting a gut laughing! and I like cats! :) but all these things are true and more. :)
October 12, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterladysown

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