Compare and Contrast Essay

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Dogs and Cats
Compare and Contrast Essay
Marielena Mendoza
ENG 121 English Compositions I
Instructor: Michael Gavino
November 7, 2011

I. Introduction
II. Dog
A. Traits
B. Independence
C. Complexity
III. Cat
A. Traits
B. Independence
C. Complexity
V. Conclusion

Dogs and Cats

A study done by The American Animal Hospital Association say; that if people were stranded on a desert island, they would prefer the company of their pet. Dogs and cats play a huge role in our lives, weather it’s a family pet or a human service pet. They have made their way into our homes and our hearts with their quirky and fun loving personalities. Dogs and cats have been around for thousands of years providing our ancestors with love and
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They are messy, clumsy and will poop where ever nature calls if they are left in the house too long. Dogs claim their territory by urinating on everything; it’s a good thing they are trainable. They will chew on just about anything that fits in their mouth; it takes love and patience to raise a dog. But on a good note some dogs learn to fetch your slippers when ask for them. The dog is not known for being independent because they can not be left alone for long periods of time. They require walking and being let out to relieve themselves a few times a day. When alone they seem sad and do not play with their toys; unless they are chewing on something. Their lack of complexity allows the dog to enjoy the out doors like running, pick-nicks, car rides and swimming. They are not moody and are ready for anything. Dogs on top of being potty trained and fetching slippers they can be trained to have human service jobs such as; police, military, fire department, rescue force, Seeing Eye dog, explosive and drug dogs. Dogs have evolved from being wild and harming us to being our protectors and now aid us and rescue us.

People and cats have certainly had a chequered relationship. Revered by ancient Egyptians then reviled in the middle ages as witches’ familiars, cats until recently had occupied a cozy, if often unnoticed place in our households, (Gaille Perry, Urban Animal Management Conference Proceedings 1999). Cats from early history were originally

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