Cats vs. Dogs: The Epic Battle

With everything going on in the world, I thought we should step back for a moment and focus on one of the most pervasive, divisive issues of not just our modern day, but of all human history. It is an issue that has divided families, broken up marriages, and started wars:

Cats vs. Dogs

Cats are the historical underdog in terms of media perception. They are described as aloof, hard to manage, and likely to turn on you in an instant.

On the other hand, dogs, as we are told, are "Man's Best Friend." They are described as loyal, courageous, and willing to jump into burning buildings to save their humans.

Dogs are the recipients of the most positive propaganda:

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And even the littlest among them are heroes:

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Whereas cats in the media are inevitably paired the supernatural or alien:

The Cat From Outer Space (1978) - Trailer
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Even in the most outlandish tails of humans taking on animal characteristics, the dog is still the hero:

The Shaggy D.A. - Trailer

While the cat is the villain:

(Even bats are more noble than cats!)

Once in a while, the narrative flips and cats are on top:

Jellicle Cats[Boadway musical] with lyrics

While dogs are revealed as the agents of Satan:
The Omen (1976) Theatrical Trailer

The tide may be turning for cats...they now garner a bigger audience than most major news channels:
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With dogs slowly bringing up the rear:
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But are cats and dogs really at odds with one another? Does it have to be either/or? Maybe it can be both:

On a personal note: I grew up in a household with both a cat and a dog. I love cats and dogs equally, but for different reasons!

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