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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/ 3/2009

The Poll: Cats or Dogs -- Which Make a Better Comics Pet?

By Michael Cavna

Whenever I get to talking about Garfield or Bucky or Snoopy or Satchel with readers and cartoonists, this subject inevitably rears its head:

In cartoon form, who rules: Dogs or cats?

Get both breeds of pet fans together, discussing such issues, and it can quickly become heated. But here's my thinking: I would argue that dogs make the better physical comedian, while the internal worlds of "conniving" cats makes for great interior monologues. (I grew up with dogs and cats, so I consider myself nonpartisan in this "in heat" debate.)

So I put the question to you, 'Riffs readers. Sure, canines and felines make for great natural antagonists, but when you get right down to it -- which are superior in funnies form: Cats or dogs?

(*And whether Marmaduke helps or hurts the case for pooches, this is for you -- the greater 'Riffs jury -- to decide.)

By Michael Cavna  | March 3, 2009; 11:30 AM ET
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Hey! -- What about Woodstock the bird?

Posted by: greggwiggins | March 3, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Tigers, hands down.

Posted by: CentreOfNowhere1 | March 4, 2009 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Peakaboo, of course. Then again, there is Heathcliff....
at any rate, I am the servent of a Manx, what can I say but Cats are better.

Posted by: ZeldaJane | March 4, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

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