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.
All animals - entered college to be a vet, but got side tracked and ended up an engineer.
But if forced to pick one over the other - dogs, specifically larger breeds of dogs that I can walk, hike, and take to enjoy off leash outside.
Reason I don't have a pet now - too much travel. Not fair to either (especially dogs) to be gone often leaving them home alone.