Don't get me wrong, I have both (1 dog and 3 cats in my household) but my dog seriously pisses me off.
I love my dog. But I hate that bitch.
- She's a German Shepherd, and she's my girlfriend's dog. GF wants to be the Alpha, so she takes the lead on most things (training, etc.) Dog doesn't like to listen to her, and gf gets upset when I try to dominate the dog (SHE'S in charge!) So dog stays fidgety and unruly.
- Dog likes to play. All the time. With everything. My work stuff, laptop, tools, etc are all her toys. The cats are her toys (and they don't like that). If it's accessible, it's hers.
- GF taught the dog a trick. Ring a bell, go outside to pee. There's a cowbell on the door leading to the back yard. Dog rings the bell. Goes out. 5 minutes later, pawing at the door to be let in. 5 minutes later, ring ring ring. Rinse, repeat. GF refuses to ignore it, or let me ignore it. Like Pavlov's neighbor, the sound of a (cow)bell now pisses me off.
- GF is kind of slacking on the walk department, do the dog always has pent-up energy, which she takes out on the cats. Cats aren't ok with that.
|OMG HAI. I FIXDED THE DIRTS FER YOO!!!|
I'm not always home. When I am, sometimes I like pet interaction, sometimes I want to relax. Which is why I love my cats.
When I want to cuddle or play, they're right there for me. If I'm gone for 4 days, come back, and ignore them for a while, they don't mind. They're like a kind of 'on demand' pet, which works perfectly with my on-the-go lifestyle.
Best of all? Cats just don't give a fuck.
Dogs beg for validation and recognition, like a needy 2 year old. Cats are more like 8-14 year olds. Kind of self-sufficient, but there if you want to play with them and interact.
And I know, that makes me sound kind of like a flaky parent, but the correlation seemed fitting.
Lastly, I like the internet, and the internet prefers cats. It's a scientific fact.
So are you a cat person? Dog person? Like both? Neither?