Infographic from Mindjet
Why does there even have to be a battle between the two? Let’s explore it a bit further, shall we?
I was always a dog-person. Ever since I got scratched by a cat at age 3. [Yes, I probably was annoying it trying to get it to play with me]. Dogs and I shared a wonderful relationship [barring one dog that chased me]. I remember growing up and befriending all the stray dogs on my street back in India. I would also joke with my mum [who was not a fan of them] how they knew she was my mother and hence followed her when she went for her morning walks.I always wanted a dog…even until a few years ago.
However, I decided to settle for a cat given that I live in a unit and really wanted a pet. My record with fish wasn’t too good. I had heard enough stories about cats being aloof and independent and not giving a shit about humans. But the want of a pet outweighed that. Never once did I think though that I would fall so much in love with cats. But Pebbles changed that.
Now I love cats…but the more dog-like ones. The ones that follow you around and wait to greet you at the door. The ones that give you kisses and sit next to you on the couch. The ones that knock on the toilet door every time you are on it to keep you company. The ones that snuggle up with you on the bed. And wake you up by breathing on your face and give the occasional licks. Sure, it’s not as slobbery as a dog’s lick. It’s more like soft kisses. 😀
But when I say I like both cats and dogs, some people find it hard to believe, Because apparently, the twain don’t mix! Apparently, you are either a dog lover or a crazy cat-lady [because the assumption is that blokes don’t like cats?] ***Rant moment: I take offense to the ‘crazy cat-lady’. Honest. Why is it that a person can have three to four dogs and not be labelled crazy dog-person but the minute you have more than two cats, you go to the dark side of crazy cat-lady? End rant***
Recent research though seems to have found that cat-people and dog-people do indeed have different personalities. And based on that, I’m probably more of a cat-person. I’m introverted. Definitely neurotic. But at the same time, I’m highly conscientious. Hell, I’m known for that at work!
Can we please stop the cat-person versus dog-person fight?
For people who live in units, cats are very convenient. They still give you all the love and affection in the world but can be independent too. Plus, you don’t have to walk them on a cold winter night! Some day I would probably still like a dog [some day = when I live in a house!]. But for now, I’m very content with cats. To the point where I still keep thinking of rescuing another little lovely.
I dare you to call me crazy cat-lady. *glares*
Till then, I’ll leave you with these adorable pictures of my babies:
Until next time,