Here’s the question – is it true that someone is either a cat person
or a dog person?
The cat is (was, to be precise), Winston, a British Blue. He was the last cat we had but he sadly died after being with us for less than a year with an incurable disease he almost certainly had when we bought him (for 1,700 PLN thank you very much!). Since then we’ve been deciding what to do next.
The dogs, Rottweilers (Aghhh, killer dogs!), pictured with a younger, UK based, me were called Benson & Hedges. They were a lot of fun up to the point the tabloids decided they were killers and then it all got a bit silly. In thinking about a dog now, we’d be more in the small/medium and cuddly range, a bit like my sister’s dog, Boo:
But what to get, another cat, or a dog? I think we need to get something because we both believe that a family is better with a pet around the place. Cats are much easier to handle, don’t need walking, but, in my opinion at least, you get a lot more back from a dog. Marta is for a cat, I’m for a dog, Zosia is for both.
Fourteen things about each:
- If they are intelligent they don’t show it off much
- Easy to deal with
- Cute & furry
- Death-prone (in our house)
- Not cheap, for a pedigree type
- Common (i.e. cheap) ones can be psychos (in our experience)
- Don’t eat much
- Don’t get dirty
- Scratch the furniture
- Hairs everywhere
- Allergy monsters
- Piss everywhere
- Loads of fun
- Listen and talk to you
- Cute or butch depending on what you get
- Pain in the dupa to deal with – walks/exercise
- Knock things over
- Intelligent and you can measure it
- Eat a lot
- Can be hairs, depending on type
- Probably not cheap either for a good one
- Shag everything
- Should live a goodly while
- Noisy, perhaps
- Lots of fun to be with (did I say that already?)
What did I miss?