Dogs vs Cats: The Great Debate, Ctd

In a recent Guardian live chat, the frequently-entertaining pop philosopher Slavoj Zizek added his two cents: What do you think we can learn from cats, if anything? Nothing. I like to search for class struggle in strange domains. For example it is clear that in classical Hollywood, the couple of vampires and zombies designates class struggle. … Continue reading Dogs vs Cats: The Great Debate, Ctd

Dogs vs Cats: The Great Debate, Ctd

by Dish Staff In response to this post, a reader writes: Domestic cats are very diffident companions indeed, but they are still the most popular pet in the world. Probably because they require less maintenance than dogs both psychically and physically. This makes them one of the most successful mammalian species on Earth in terms … Continue reading Dogs vs Cats: The Great Debate, Ctd

Dogs vs Cats: The Great Debate, Ctd

by Dish Staff Henri Cole cites Rilke’s thoughts on the age-old divide: Look at the dogs: their confident and admiring attitude is such that some of them appear to have renounced the oldest traditions of dogdom in order to worship our own customs and even our foibles. It is just this which renders them tragic and … Continue reading Dogs vs Cats: The Great Debate, Ctd

Dogs vs Cats: Let The Great Debate Begin, Ctd

A reader is on the same page as De Niro, seen above: I am a life long “dog person” who has been going through a conversion. I am pretty sure I own my last dog precisely because one day the amount of basic existential dependency my dog has on me stopped affirming me and started making me feel guilty and … Continue reading Dogs vs Cats: Let The Great Debate Begin, Ctd

Dogs vs Cats: Let The Great Debate Begin

Cats are sad: But Ryan Kearney greatly prefers them to dogs: Even leading dog-brain guy Brian Hare, who has an academic and financial interest in promoting the intelligence of dogs, concludes a Wall Street Journal piece—titled “Why Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats,” no less—by writing, “And what might the genius of cats be? Possibly, that they just … Continue reading Dogs vs Cats: Let The Great Debate Begin