There are some cat people out there, just as there are dog people. Even if you think you like both, there’s always a preference. The key is figuring out what your preference is, and that’s what you’re going to be doing here.
Independence Vs Companionship
If you’re the kind of person who takes pleasure in companionship, then you’re probably a dog person. A dog is hungry for attention and will try to be around you all the time, showing you love and care. On the other hand, cats are more independent. This doesn’t mean they won’t pay attention to you every so often, but they’re much more independent than dogs.
A dog person who gets a cat isn’t going to get that level of happiness they need. If a cat person gets a dog, he or she will feel a little suffocated; keep these things in mind before making your choice.
Part of the Crowd or Not
There are more dog owners than cat owners. If you’re the kind of person who loves knowing there’s a big community of folks who have a dog like you, then your choice should be a dog.
If you’re the kind of person who loves to stand outside the norm, then a cat is for you. Since there are more dog owners than cat owners, this can lead to all sorts of perks for each.
For dog owners, there are more activities you can participate in because you have the most popular pet out there. For cat owners, you get the satisfaction of owning a pet that has a bit of mystery attached to it.
Social and a Bit Antisocial
Dogs are very social, and the owners tend to be quite social as well, or at least have moments where they want to be social. If you’re the kind of person who loves to meet new people all the time, then a dog might be for you.
Dogs love meeting other dogs and saying hello to folks while you’re taking a walk. It’s not odd to have total strangers come up to your dog and pet it. This doesn’t happen for cat owners.
You don’t have to take your cat for a walk. You don’t have to be all that social if you don’t want to. Cats are not too friendly, but that doesn’t mean cat owners don’t love going out. Some like to go out, but these will be solo adventurers or going out with friends.
Abundance Vs Special Moments
Cats and dogs love their owners, but they have different ways of showing that love. Dogs will shower you with attention. If you’re the kind of person who can’t get enough love, then you’re more of a dog person.
If you’re the kind of person who cherishes special moments, then you want a cat. A cat won’t shower you with attention but will show some love every so often when you least expect it.
Maybe they’ll come up to you and rub their bodies on you. Maybe they’ll come to you and purr, telling you they love you. The love they show is rare, but that makes it special.
Whatever your choice is, be sure you’re ready for ownership because it takes work, and you have to take your pet to the vet every so often for checkups. Hopefully, this list helps you figure out who you are as a pet owner. Make your decision when you’re sure.