Are you a dog person or a cat person? (I'm a cat person)
Cats. Always been cats. I like dogs, but, like children, only as long as I can give them back to their owners. Perpetual toddlers. I like cats’ ‘you talking to me’ approach to everything. And they’re smarter than dogs (check it out) - try and train a cat to fetch your slippers; they’ll have none of that crap. Dogs have masters/mistresses/owners - cats have staff. Tells you all you need to know.
No more pets for me though since the last one died - I can’t take it anymore.
I dig both and they both usually dig me, but I’m a better cat owner than dog owner I’m sure. Far less messy/needy and when you have the trust and love of a cat you feel more like you had to earn it. They’re generally discerning lil furballs that know enough to disregard their own shit, and I like that in a person. Id take a neurotic cat over a yappy dog, or Id take a chill dog over a high maintenance cat but it’s usually the other way around in my experience. If all chill factors are equal, cats require less attention and money than dogs so unless I get some money burnin a hole in my pocket or need a dog for a professional purpose, I’m gonna stick with cats.
Team Cat, here. Have had many over the years starting with Velvet, the seal point Siamese cat-show reject. She started me on my life long love of all things feline. Crazy cat lady fur sure! I'm down to one now, my rescue Sophie who's now 15. Going forward and wanting to travel may prevent me temporarily from having another, but cats find their way to me somehow. >^..^<