Some girls are singing Katy Perry’s “I kissed a goat and I farted” downstairs. Their Sundays seem like so much fun.
A lot of people seem to have a big problem with cats, they identify as ‘dog people’ and think of cats in terms of a direct opposition or comparison to dogs. Cats aren’t small versions of dogs and there’s no dichotomy between them. It isn’t black and white, there is no binary opposition of good and evil; there are no ‘team cats’ and ‘team dogs’ - they are just different species. Besides the fact that a domesticated cat and dog can in some situations be best pals, all animals and species on earth are potential enemies that will fight for survival, even amongst their own kind.
Domesticated cats are more individual than domesticated dogs and haven’t been domesticated for nearly as long as dogs have been. You have to understand that the saying “Man’s best friend” is a stereotype, applied to dogs because of our close relationship with them since the very early days of hunting and gathering. Cats were integrated much later, when farming became a thing - their living nearby and catching of small vermin became useful. Cats lived outside the household though and to my understanding, were never subject to intensive breeding like dogs who needed to be able to obey the master.
Biting and scratching is part of the deal (but doesn’t have to be) purely because they tend to play rough, that’s just who they are (I mean look at how tiger and lion cubs play). You have to be more patient with them, treat them with respect and think of them more as individuals and equals that aren’t obliged to be held by you, sit on your lap or even get touched by you if they don’t want to. Remember: a cat doesn’t have to like you, it will not like you if you’re not sensitive to its needs; its not your property and doesn’t owe you shit.
My point is, if you’re disappointed that cats aren’t like dogs, why don’t you just get a dog? Cats are no more evil than dogs, mice, birds, pandas, sharks or jellyfish and If you like one, you’re not morally obliged to dislike the other.