I was never a cat person. I used to think that cats were spawns of satan (after an unfortunate event with our family cat 20 some odd years ago-- it involved puncture wounds and a cat that would not remove itself from my calf).
I shocked myself when I walked into the SPCA almost 4 years ago for a dog and came home with 2 cats. What can I say, kittens are pretty damn cute. Mine were cuter than all the dogs in sight.
I love my cats. I think that cats are totally trainable. Most cats are trained to be asses because their owners don't pay much attention to them. I made sure that I spent time holding and loving on them (so they like to be touched and held now) and touching their teeth and paws (so I can care for them easily without any problems whatsoever).
Our new puppy has given me a whole new appreciation for my cats.
Holy crap cats are easy.
Lets look at potty training-- CAT vs DOG
I took my palm sized kittens into the room where their litter box is the moment I took them out of their crate for the first time, showed them it and they have been potty trained ever since.
My dog loves to pee like fifty million times a day. She's a girl so when she sits it looks like she's peeing and when she's peeing it looks like she's sitting. It's pretty hard to monitor.
Now lets look at cuddling. It's hard to cuddle a wriggling, energetic, rapidly growing puppy.
Cuddling with a cat is amazing. They can curl up into balls and their purrs seriously warm your heart. Did you know that research shows that cuddling with a kitty can save lives, turn around a bad day and lower blood pressure? It's true.
Come to think of it, my cats don't cry when I leave the room and they've never eaten the leg off of my coffee table either.
Yes, I love my new puppy but cats have a bad rep. I'd take 10 more cats over another puppy ANYDAY.