Forget ‘to be or not to be’, the real question is this…
Emotional attachments aside*, this is a serious issue and one which has caused much contention at 20 Jefferson Street of late. A recent feline-canine debate led to tears, grudges and minor mass hysteria; it is clear that this is an issue that is not only being taken with the utmost sincerity, but also is in dire need of resolution. Therefore, in light of recent event, the question of the ‘Great Divide‘ is to be posed to the public at large.
*No ownership biases re: the ‘models’ in photo 1 and 2
Please find a brief summary of the minutes, taken by the Rev. Hon. Adam Burstall, below.
You are able to take them for long walks and they are more of an extra family member than a mere pet. There is an emotional aspect and you create strong bonds with the animal through raising it from a puppy, training it and spending a substantial amount of time with it. Furthermore, they provide safety and security at home and can protect you house against intruders, be it with strength or merely noise.
Cats are highly independent animals and right from birth are adept at looking after themselves. In this respect, they can clean themselves and use a litter tray, therefore at no point will you have to follow them with a plastic bag and collect their droppings. A relationship with a cat is more ‘give and take’, with a mutual respect between the cat and the owner. Perhaps most importantly, cats are less capable of harming a human, for example a small child or baby and are tactile and elegant domesticated animals.
A copy of said minutes
The minutes are there to provide a starting point for YOUR opinions. The debate is to be passed onto you the reader and any informed, justified and unoffensive (Ian Thomas) input would be greatly appreciated.
The best argument will be awarded the authentic minutes board as written in Wellington.
Cat or Dog? YOU DECIDE