Are you a cat person or a dog person?
I love all animals, and I could never hurt a single one, but I have to say I am definitely a dog person. I relate more to dogs in many ways. Call me strange, but I believe you can have a better conversation with a dog. Okay, I know they don't say a lot - come to think of it, they don't actually say anything, do they?
However, dogs always look as if they are listening, so you feel as if you are in a conversation. Cats just seem to stare at you, in that superior way they have, and you feel like everything you say is ridiculous. Cats sap your self confidence, but dogs boost it. There's nothing better for your ego than seeing your dog hang on to every word you say.
Dogs have enthusiasm too - you can get excited along with your dog. Cats just sit there looking superior, as if they really can't be bothered. Once they pass the kitten stage, there is no excitement with a cat.
Then there's the feeding thing. Dogs will gobble up everything you put in front of them, then come back looking for more. Cats might - or might not - eat that expensive food you bought for them because it's supposed to make your cat the healthiest on the block. Dogs appreciate their food, cats play around with it. It's the way it is.
So, are you a cat person or a dog person? Or is there room for both in your world?
Image Credit » My photo of me with my dog Paddy, taken by my husband on Christmas Day 2014