I live with a cat, or feline American as he preferrers to be called. I have always lived with cats. I don’t dislike dogs, but I have never once felt the desire to own one for companionship.
How is a dog a companion? They just make me think or retarded mute hyperactive children, wheras cats are like roomates. Cats do their own thing and don’t act so damned needy.
I have watched cats and dogs each in groups. When I watch cats in a group they tend to interact like people, with one another within the group itself. When I watch groups of dogs they may interact with each other but it seems they are always looking for cues from nearby humans, like the need reassurance or something. It disturbs me to be depended upon like that.
I really do like dogs, but I don’t want to be responsible for one with the minor exception of outdoor dogs which seem to me to be an entirely different specis than indoor dogs. I keep “Bonez” and these bacon flavored treats in my desk because people bring dogs in to work all the time and I like to pet them and play but I just don’t get the kind of devotion it takes for someone to want to have one in their home. Not to mention you have to take them out to poop and pee. ugh! My cat makes poop and pee in the toilet just like I usually do.
Can someone explain this dog thing to me? Is it like having a short-lived kid? Is the thoght along the lines of “I want to take care of something dumber than me that needs my attention all the time but I want it to die before I do.”. Cats die too, but I have never felt guilty about a cat dying the way I see people when a dog dies. I just don’t get it at all.
p.s. I fucking hate parrots and ferrets, btw.