I just saw an article that claimed cats were the better pet. I won’t go into any detail for their decision, but I do have a few thoughts of my own on the matter.
We’ve had cats and dogs in the home my whole life. And I have enjoyed both.
My most recent pets were my two cats, G.Q. and Cosmo.
Cats are easy to care for, since they clean themselves and can be left alone overnight if necessary with food, water and a litter box. But cats can also be a bit arrogant and very independent.
Dogs, on the other hand, are all about loyalty. They love their masters and many are very protective and even useful as guard dogs. Something my cats never managed to achieve.
Dogs are great to play interactively with in games such as fetch. When I throw something for Cosmo to fetch, she might chase it until she loses it underneath the couch, but she never brings it back to me. And she could care less about Frisbees.
Kittens are adorable and playful, but puppies, while also cute, can be very destructive. They love to chew! I’ve lost many shoes and other things to puppies!
All in all, the companionship of a pet is one of the best, therapeutical and irreplaceable. I highly recommend them.