Cat People vs Dog People - What's the Difference?
There is a long and ongoing debate about whether cats or dogs are better pets! So much so that some people will even identify as either a ‘cat person’ or a ‘dog person’. This is usually a light-hearted discussion where people like to promote the desirable qualities of their preferred pet. So, what is this discussion all about?
What’s a cat person?
Cats are renowned for being cautious creatures. While this certainly isn’t true of all cats, many will take their time in getting comfortable with a human. This is simply the nature of cats. They are also curious. This means they like to explore their surroundings. Being inquisitive, means they don’t rush into situations. Some people interpret this as being ‘stand-offish’. When in actual fact, cats are simply exercising caution. A cat person will appreciate this about a cat. They also value their independence, playfulness and calmness.
What is a dog person?
Of course, like cats, every single dog is different. Even different dog breeds will bring about different personalities in a dog. However, generally speaking, dogs are playful, loyal and trusting. They will warm to humans quickly. They enjoy the company and often attention. Most dogs require walking and will need their poop picked up. This is part of the bond humans form with dogs.
Are you a dog or a cat person?
Whether you’re a dog or a cat person (or both!) really comes down to you. Often it can be which fits in with your personality, and your lifestyle. Busy, independent people may prefer cats because while they still require regular attention and care, they may require less in other ways. A dog may better suit someone who likes to walk daily or lives in a bigger living space. There truly is no right or wrong! In fact, why not be both.
The cat/dog debate is often one of fun. Remember that all animals need human love and attention. Also, you may have always considered yourself to like a particular animal but find you also love the other. If you’re not sure
, why not spend some time with a friend’s or visit a shelter. All animals are special in their way!