If you had the option to pick between having a cat or a dog and you land on a cat, I’m not mad just severely disappointed.. Seriously, why would you want a fragile, four legged creature that lies around all day, hisses, and will make you sneeze; as opposed, to friendly, lovable, AFFECTIONATE animal, that’ll lick your face whiiiiile you still sneeze… (Not all of us can be blessed without allergies 😑)
They’re like little robots you can train and teach them to do really cool things:
“Sit good boy, you get a treat.”
“Lay down, good boy!”
“Roll over, oh good boy who wants belly rubs!?”
You see those videos where a dude wearing nice red flannel and some Wrangler jeans says, “Alright Tucker go on n’ grab me a beer” and Tucker, the golden retriever will run to the fridge, yank the towel from the handle and grab the ice cold Budweiser, because America.
I’ll bring a tennis ball, racquet, and my doggo to the tennis court near my house and she’ll set the ball on the racquet so I don’t need to pry a slobber ridden ball from her jaws of steel. She’ll run herself ragged until she decides to walk her tired self home, no regard to waiting for the hand that feeds her, or stopping for traffic… “Screw automobiles, those cars are stopping for me *woof*” Nah bish, they will run your ass over.
I can go up to any dog and be totally fearless that it’ll sniff my hand and then proceed to let me scratch the shit out of their heads. Cats, not so much; there’s always a fear that they’ll see red and claw or bite my hand. Dogs are hands down nicer than cats, and that’s why they’re called “mans best friend”. I once watched a child have a breakdown in the middle of a kitchen floor and this dog came up and started licking her face and boom, no tears. It was like a Christmas miracle.
Cats are cool, if you like little felines who occasionally will puur in your ear and rub against your legs. Now if you want a friend for life, who will disregard all personal space boundaries, and love you unconditionally… dogs are the way to go.