Cats vs. Dogs: The Battle Rages from the Met to the Net

Animal Scavenger HuntOn the internet, are there more videos starring cats or dogs? According to Youtube, the victor is dogs, by a score of 20.5 million dog videos to 13.7 million cat videos. Our new hunt for kids and adults to do together asks the same question at art museums: Over the centuries, have artists preferred cats or dogs?

On the Cats vs. Dogs Family Scavenger Hunt—available in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles—every work of art features at least one cat or dog—or both. The version at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, coming up October 4, was highlighted by the New York Times.

If you’re still wondering whether cats or dogs predominate in art, consider this: Which pet is more likely to tag along with its owner or sit still for a portrait?

To whet your appetite for the hunt, here are some of our current favorite cat and dog videos…

The Kitten Who Came in Like a Wrecking Ball

Dogs Gif It Up


Heart of a Lion


As Ready for the Weekend As You Are

Check the calendar to see when the next Cats vs. Dogs Family Hunt is in your city. If you want to know what it takes to win the hunt, here’s a hint: