Huh. Even though I've never been responsible for a dog's care, I'd say I am equally fond of cats and dogs. The reasons I chose to adopt cats instead were:
1) I thought more cats than dogs were dying in shelters before they were adopted. I think this was true for my locality, but I might be wrong- and in other areas, it's definitely not true.
2) I don't own a car, and the only dogs allowed on public transportation in my area are service animals- unless they can fit in a carrier- and again, I would probably have adopted a larger-size dog because they are the ones who usually are in greater need of homes. Apartments in my area often specify "small pets allowed". But here again, there are exceptions- I've heard there are a lot of chihuahuas needing homes these days.
Both cats and dogs are lovable (most of them anyway), and are amazing animals! They're just different.
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.
Last edited by Tom; 05-31-2014 at 08:45 AM.