Cats and Dogs
No to Intimidation!
An example of the David And Goliath dynamic. The Dog in this clip could devour the little cat in one fell swoop but that doesn’t deter the little one from standing it’s ground.
Dogs and cats have a range of interactions, with natural instincts of each species leading towards antagonistic behavior; while individual animals can have non-aggressive relationships with each other, particularly under conditions where humans have socialized non-aggressive behaviors.
The generally aggressive interactions between the species have been noted in cultural expressions.
The signals and behaviors that cats and dogs use to communicate are different and can lead to signals of aggression, fear, dominance, friendship or territoriality being misinterpreted by the other species. Dogs have a natural instinct to chase small prey that flee, an instinct which applies towards cats. Most cats will flee from a dog, while others will take actions such as hissing, arching their backs and swiping at the dog.
If appropriately socialized, cats and dogs may have relationships that are not antagonistic, and dogs raised with cats may prefer the presence of cats to other dogs. Even cats and dogs that have gotten along together in the same household may revert to aggressive reactions due to external stimuli, illness or play that escalates.
The phrase “fight like cats and dogs” reflects a natural tendency for the relationship between the two species to be antagonistic. The phrase “to rain cats and dogs” comes from ancient beliefs that cats could make it rain and dogs controlled the wind. Other phrases and proverbs include “The cat is mighty dignified until the dog comes by” and “The cat and dog may kiss, but are none the better friends”.
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Dominic and Frank Celebrating the Fearless Approach to Life
“No matter what you’ve done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it.”