The internet also loves cats. I guess they're cute and cuddly. They also are very flexible and quite often, you can get a picture of a cat in some sort of compromising position, then add some witty caption, put it on the internet, and get a lot of hits.
Still, i like cats. Barn cats. In fact, i can say that the most favorite cats that i have ever had in my life, lived in the barn. They serve a purpose there, catching mice. I'm more than happy to occasionally shower a barn cat with affection when she drops a carcase of a mouse at my feet that she hunted out of the barn.
I'm a dog person. Where i like cats, i love dogs. I don't think dogs are getting enough love on the internet. ( although, that just might be in the circles i've been travelling in lately.) Now, i'm the first to admit that my views are pretty biased here, but i think that dogs have way more loyalty than cats. I've seen dogs morn over the loss of a partner. I've seen dogs so happy to see you home from shopping that you think they are going to explode. My dog would fight to the death to protect one of my children, and come and put his head in your lap when you just feel shitty. In my opinion, dogs are way more in tune with our emotions than cats are.
|my dogs. they have bodies as well
Now, granted, where i live, all of our pets spend their time outdoors where they can run and play and roll in dead things. If i lived in town, i probably wouldn't own two big dogs. They need to get out and explore things. That being said, our yellow Lab would make the transition quite well as he is more than happy to think he is a lap dog. He's happy anywhere, as long as we're happy.
.............these views are mine. Truly, i don't want to say that dogs win over cats or vice versa. We had most of a cat that lived in the barn, but i haven't seen him since the fire and i'm pretty sure he didn't make it. Although, when you are only most of a cat, you learn to be quite sneaky and if he showed up again some time, i wouldn't be surprised at all.