Friday, June 09, 2006

Trivia!

OK, so, I know I said I was gonna do this, but I didn't get around to it for a while.... so here's one for ya!

Which pet has a better memory, Dogs, or Cats?

~GS (as Rosie would say, Discuss.)

18 Comments:

Blogger Rose said...

Hi FuZZ Pack!
Oh, Blogger seems to have started on that little blue pill, it's 1:00 PM EST and it's still up...

I get to go 1ST on the trivia question!!! Hmmmm....I think I need to say Cats have a better memory. It seems dogs can forgive and forget...cats remember good things (and nasty adventures), but with Emily last summer, she was 18+ months old, and for some reason, I said the phrase "Peek-a-boo!!" (I never asy that!) and she came running...almost like she was coming to be fed a really good treat! I sorted out it must have been her foster mom's way of finding the kittens at bottle-feeding times...With my dogs, They remember commands if they're always used...took care of an ex-army Guard dog (upon deprogramming and discharge, they cut his Canine teeth, guess so he couldn't rip someone's throat out...)He settled into the household pet, was very patient with me, but when my brothers' friend ('Cruit's owner) came over, he'd show off and give 'Cruit commands from his ex-Army days...uh-oh...think I just changed my answer to dogs having a better memory...! GS, This is a Good One, girlfriend!!! Gotta google it - but I won't cheat...my official answer...I DUNNO!!!!

1:13 PM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

I probably should have made this part of the question, but it pertains to "short-term" memory. We all know they both have excellent long-term memory....

So for short-term..... which is better????

1:55 PM  
Blogger danielle said...

I will say a dog has no short term memory. They don't remember too much. After you say lie down They forget what was going on. So I guess my answer is cats.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Yup, I'm with Danielle...
Cats rule yet again *yawn*

3:26 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

GS...why is Emily biting me for *yawning*???

3:29 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

I will have to agree w/Rose and Danielle. I think cats definately have a better short-term memory! Although, sometimes it really depends on the dog or cat! Hah! I covered myself so I can't be right or wrong! Didn't I?

When do we get the answer GS? Before you leave work for the day? Or are you gonna make us wait till tomorrow!?

3:38 PM  
Anonymous riquel said...

Hmmm...that's a good question. Just to be different I am going to say dogs. I don't think a cats memory is any better than dogs, long or short term, they just hold grudges longer...lol

4:17 PM  
Blogger danielle said...

Riquel is right about the grudges.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Hola!
I have another comment...
A confession, actually...when we were kids, my cousin and I would "goof" on her dog and say in an angry voice "What did you DO there?!" and the dog would get all apologetic-like, tail stuck in, ears drooping and eyes that said "Uh, I dunno, I dunno, but I'm sorry, REALY sorry!" and then we'd say "He's such a GOOD boy!!!" and toss a toy and give him a Milk Bone...Oh - My - God!! Verbal Abuse of a Canine...can hear the SPCA pulling up to my apartment now...that blond's gonna tell me there's NO time limit on such a horrific crime and I'm goin' down... - too many "CSI" repeats...but, that was a horrible thing to do to the poor pooch! I'm REALLY contrite over it...("can I have one of those GPS bracelets and house arrest instead? I have CHILDREN!")
MY POINT BEING - Dogs-no STM...
I've tried to do that to Emily FOR GOOD REASON, and she just gets all pissy on me and walks away with her tail in the air...

4:49 PM  
Blogger momsbusy said...

cats have better short term memory. hold grudges longer too. if i do something "wrong" according to yuki, she remembers for at least a few days. she can be really aloof towards me when i don't get something "right". i can't suck up to her and get forgiveness either, i have tried, doesn't work.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous alohahelper said...

I found this on a very interesting Why Do Cats...? website:
"Do cats have a memory?
Cats have a memory that can be up to 200 times more retentive than dogs. The individual feline uses his memory only for what he regards as useful functions; therefore, a cat's memory is quite selective."

Sounds about right to me! You can find out all kinds of cool things about our feline friends at:
http://www.petstv.com/petfact.asp?id=88

Linda

7:27 PM  
Blogger katnippia said...

I'm going to have to say cats have a better memory. My kitty crew all tell me when foody time is, if I'm running late. There foody time is at 11:oopm, so I have a joke that if I'm running late that I will have Picket Tails Protesting when I do get home.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Staci K said...

I would have to say Dogs. Just because our Ashes (5 or 6 yr old lab/pitbull mix) will stay sad for a few days after she gets into trouble. She's on a rope pulley system in our back yard so she has the run of the yard without getting into the road. Every once in a while she'll catch one of our little girs with her rope and give them a small rope burn. She'll get really really sad when we scold her & she sees she's hurt one of "her" babies. She'll stay sad for a few days even though we tell her a short time later that it's ok. My cat doesn't seem in the least to realize that she's done wrong when she attacks my girls & bites them. We'll tell her "NO, SIA!" but a few seconds later she's doing it again! LOL! Maybe she just doesn't care.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

Staci--I think that's Catitude, rather than memory! Cats certainly have a better sense of time than dogs. We REALLY catch it from the cats if din is late, but the dog will eat whenever and whatever.

My experience tells me that cats have better memories. Over the years, my cats have been better at remembering their human friends and relatives, better at remembering where they hid their toys, and they know who the Vet is.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Karen C. said...

Hmmm - I'm not sure. My parents had a dog who was agressive toward everyone but me. If anyone even raised their voice to me, he'd start snarling at them. I didn't even live with my parents while they owned this dog, but he remembered every time he saw me that I was "his" person. Now one of my cats was accidentally stepped on (though not injured) by a person whom she still hisses and growls at every time she sees him. I think she's going to hold a grudge forever.

12:04 AM  
Blogger momsbusy said...

linda - cked out that cat site. lots of good info on it. especially for first time cat owners. sorta de-mystifys (if that is possible) kitty ways. you might want to post it on kats site for some of the fzz pack that are newly adopted by cats.

9:19 AM  
Blogger ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Being a newbie to being owned by a cat, and having had dogs all my life, I would say that CATS have the better memory. Truly believe cats are smarter, much smarter than dogs, therefore, they should have better memories.
Of course, there are exceptions, but overall, would say cats.
Now, what is the answer?

9:27 AM  
Blogger Gheeri's Servant said...

OK, so the answer is......

CATS!

Multiple studies have shown that cats have a better overall memory than dogs.

Linda, that was most helpful! Although you cheated by researching! LOL

Yay for all those who picked kitties! You get an imaginary oatmeal-raisin cookie! (Sorry, I ran out of imaginary chocolate chip!)

I'll have another question on Friday!

11:52 AM  

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