My little Ziggy (the dog who has his own cat) would howl when he heard sirens and bark when he heard a doorbell on a TV show. Funny little guy. And his cat Sidney (which is short for Sid Vicious) would growl when he heard anyone outside of our apartment, especially outside the bedroom window. People who aren't owned by animals don't understand that their personalities are just as individualized as those of the people they own. I still miss all of my pets that have died almost as much as I miss my late husband.
There was much rejoicing!
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I was always a cat person. I said that I would never ever be without a cat. The last of our cats went missing and then for some reason it hit me to ask the landlord if I could have a small dog that did not bark alot and bother the neighbors. I researched dogs suited for apartments, watched documentaries on dogs, red books, etc.........anyway, I came up with four breeds.....mini bulldog, boxer (which I had briefly for a time and that was not the way to go for me), boston terrier or pug.
A day or two later on craigslist......there she was.......a year old fawn pug........her rescuer had passed away, she was with foster parents and they were trying to adopt her out.
Since then (maybe 5 months ago----I am crummy with time) we have been totally inseperable. She is like my youngest child now. I have two grown boys and a young gal pug child. I love it! She's precious.
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I like both, but I'm a cat person. We have three in our home. The young one Chloe is 2 and is very curious. She gets into a lot of things and we can't help but laugh at her most of the day. She plays fetch almost all day and throws a fit if we don't. She has me trained to fetch her toys from out of under the refrigerator. Smokey is 11 and the middle of the cats. He is one well built tomcat. He is lazy, but also likes to make laps around the house a few times. He cuddles with me when I come in from the freezing cold and warms me right up. Joe-Leen is my oldest cat. She will be turning 13 in the fall. She is extremely lazy, but that comes with age. She is my baby. I got her from a shelter when she was a tiny kitten. A couple found her on their driveway alone and brought her to the shelter. We think since it was out in the country that she was a feral kitten. I've bonded with her more then I have any other pet. She has saved me from a house fire and growls to warn me when someone is at the door. More often then not she gets in between the other two cats when they are fighting. She is a lover not a fighter. If you do something to her she doesn't like she will lick you and then bite if you don't stop. She does have an active side to her. One occasions she has played chase with Chloe. Once she charged at Chloe and then stopped an inch from her. It scared Chloe to the point that her fur and tail was bushy.
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I used to be totally a dog person, in part because I used to be deathly allergic to cats. After accidentally discovering at the age of about 28 that I'm only allergic to certain cats (anything that has a single drop of Siamese blood or even just has Siamese type markings) I have discovered that for me cats are actually a lot more fun than dogs. Yes, cats sleep a lot. (physiologically they actually have to sleep 16 hours per day to remain healthy) but when they're awake some of them are very playful little creatures. And very intelligent. (Not that dogs aren't, of course.) One thing to keep in mind is that it is incredibly difficult to train a cat...but a cat will find it very easy to train you.
Yes, cats are cool when they are younger, mine are 16 and 17 years old so they still have cute playful moments but mostly sleep. I imagine Lenny won't be so fun when he gets old either! He is only 4 now.
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I love my dog. She was a rescue and I couldn't ask for a better dog, but I love my cats. We have present at the time and as I have lost one I replaced it with another rescue. Boring, NOT! In the morning my house sounds like a herd of elephants running through. They chase each other up, down and all around. Personality Plus!! Yes, they sleep a lot but they also provide a great deal of pleasure. Even the dog loves them! So I vote BOTH. Why do you have to pick? Janice
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Dogs are so much more entertaining and they always show us love.Get after them when they are naughty and they forgive you in 5 min.Cats are distant except when they're kittens.then they play a lot.Both animals are attractive looking.
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