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Do cats really give better on-screen performances than dogs?

Do cats really give better on-screen performances than dogs?

A disclosure: A little over a year ago, I became co-owner/caretaker of a cat. This is my first pet. Until now, I never thought of myself particularly as a cat person or a dog person, and really, I still do not. I am, in my own mind, animal agnostic.

Which is prelude to a second disclosure, which I imagine may strike some as controversial: I have come to believe that cats make better performers in movies than dogs.

That is, I find cats on-screen more compelling, because they convey an alertness, an intelligence and an air of mystery that to me implies a consciousness and the building blocks for drama. I can't quite figure out what they are thinking, but I think...

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