Any cat lovers in here. I've had dogs all my life and I've only had a cat for 2 years but damn this little fella is a better pet than all the dogs I've had. He's clean, loyal, and much smarter. Any else feel the same way.
I have both, my cat is 10 years old, my Doberman is 4.
Always had cats but this is my last one. They will act like they miss you when you come back, you start petting them, and after a while they will bite you without warning. They don't care about your orders. They see each piece of furniture or carpet as a giant scratch pad. For those that say that they're low maintenance, they're not. Too much hair, scratching, hairballs, litter to clean.
As for dogs, specially a protecting species like my Dobe, they will literally guard you with their life. They are fiercely loyal yet gentle when people they know are around them. Plus dogs will still love you like nothing happened if you kick their ass. Do that to a cat and it will plot revenge by chewing your computer cables.
I'm looking after my brother's dog right now, and it's only reaffirmed that I prefer cats. I like him, but he's such a needy little asshole. Dogs are a good family pet, far too often people get dogs not realizing just how much attention they really need.
Cats are PHUCKING useless. They all make your house smell the same. They jump up on your kitchen counters, hide in random ass places, make your house smell like Monica Lewinsky's @sshole.
Dogs are 100000x better. No contest.
That is some real specific information there.
I used to have a cat and enjoyed her a lot. Now I have a dog and I like it much better. Gets totally psyched to see you when you've been away for a while, I met way more of neighbors as I walk around the neighborhood, (since we're New Yorkers we still often don't know each other's names, but I know their dog's names.) I can take my dog to my local bar and everyone there loves her.
I also have a particularly cute dog and if I was a single young man, I would look into getting a cute dog, I've had probably hundreds of women who want to meet my dog and it so much easier to talk to women who are already smiling and joyous. (She's a seriously cute dog, also since I live in an area with a tourists, there must be dozens of photos of her in Japan.)