ESSAY OUTLINE: PET CAT VERSES PET DOG
Topic sentence: Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the world.
The importance of keeping pets includes making the home lively and for the purpose of companionship.
Thesis: Despite the numerous similarities present in cats and dogs as pets and their ability to co-exist within the same household, these two also have their own unique characteristics.
Purpose: The following essay compares and contrasts cats and dogs through discussing their requirements for maintenance, appearances and personalities.
II. Maintenance Requirements
a. Cats: The following section discusses the food, medical care, toys, grooming and litter boxes as they are required for maintaining pet cats.
b. Dogs: The following section discusses food, medical care, toys, grooming, walks, bathroom training, distemper and worms as they apply in maintaining dogs.
a. Cats: The appearance of the pet cat is described through identification of long tails, four legs, whiskers and soft fur.
b. Dogs: The appearance of the pet dog is described as it is seen in different households such as tail length, legs and the nature of fur.
a. Cats: The personality traits are discussed through mentioning its independence, vanity, sensuality, solitary, self-absorbed, sleeping tendencies, catnip and the love for playing in the sun as is seen in most cats.
b. Dogs: The personalities of dogs are discussed by mentioning its loyalty to owner, orientation to belong in a pack, love for being outside, ability to be trained, alert nature and protective tendencies as noted in majority of them.
Summary: The main similarities between pet dogs and cats are evident in appearance and maintenance. However, in the personalities of these pets, numerous differences are cited.
Evaluation: The two pets are popular in the modern households as they bring joy to their families. Despite their differences neither of the two pets is likely to lose its popularity or status any time soon.