The only good cat is a dead cat, I always say! ;) Now, before all you cat lover's kill me or send nasty viruses to my PC, I am really just kidding. It is a saying you hear often from dog lovers, and I am a do over, but I culd never hurt any animal, not even a cat!
I prefer dogs because if I am going to feed you and take care of you, etc., then I want you to appreciate me. I want you to greet me when I come home at night. I want you to curl up in my lap and be happy I am around. That is dog behavior. Cat's want to know why you are invading their space.
As a kid, I had both cat's and dogs. I loved the cat's, but the dogs were pets in the sense that we interacted regularly. My dog loved me. Always wanted to be around me. The cat stole my watch and kept it hidden for weeks! Not something a dog would do. Cat's are mischevious.
Now, I always thought I was allergic to cats, but it turns out I am allergic to dogs! When my current dog dies, it will be no more pets for me. I can't imagine this. I would get a cat, because I could still love the cat, even if the cat doesn't love me, but my grandson is allergic to both cats and dogs :cry: