I am a cat person. I think I have mentioned that before but seriously, I am one stray kitten away from becoming the quintessential Crazy Cat Lady.
Dogs are too affectionate for me, and they require too much attention. Cats are more independent, and they love you on their own terms. I can respect that in a pet.
When you get home from work:
A dog will come running to greet you, lick your face, and wag his tail enthusiastically because he is so glad to see you.
A cat will remain seated on the window ledge, lick her paws, and ignore you entirely because she is indifferent to your presence in her home.
When you want to play:
A dog will happily fetch any object that you throw.
He will run circles around you.
A cat might play your game if she is in the mood. She might chase the rubber mouse that you dangle in front of her; or she might go back to grooming herself and ignore you. She will let you know when your attention is required.
When they need to use the facilities:
A dog will jump at the door and scratch the door, then run back and forth between you and the door until you get up and let him out.
A cat will hold it until you provide her with a clean litter box.
If Timmy falls into the well again:
A cat will stay on the window ledge and groom herself. If she has nothing better to do, she might spend a quiet moment wondering who Timmy is, and perhaps wonder where that kid is who is supposed to be cleaning her litter box.
Previously posted on Gomestic by Triond a long, long time ago.