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.)
I think people who love dogs are a bunch of attention wh*res who probably aren't getting any attention from anyone else. After owning dogs all my life, I kind of like a pet that doesn't get all sad if I don't pet it every 5 minutes. I also have a couple of labs and these pieces of sh*t would just literally sit there and stare at me if I don't give them attention. They give me this look like they are literally ready to lick my balls, anuss, or whatever they need to do in order to get me to pay attention to them. As for the argument that cats are not great protectors, that is simply not true. A cat is loyal if you own them at birth to 6 months and they are a lot more vicious than a dog. Ever seen a cat go at it with a bear, yes, they have youtube vids of that. They are smart and they will protect you if you are a good owner.
Loyal, self-reliant, clean, and you have to earn their respect.
I agree, I am not a big fan of having pets at all since it's a selfish act but cats are very domesticated. Other animals like turtles, fish and birds are shouldn't be called pets because it's pure animal abuse.