Cats or Dogs?

The Los Angeles Times published an article titled “Do Americans Like Dogs or Cats Best?

The answer is the dog. Many people have strong opinions one way or the other, while others love both. The survey conducted showed that “74 percent of people like dogs a lot, and only 41 percent like cats a lot,” and that more households have a dog than have a cat.

How do I feel?

I have had both animals as pets and I prefer dogs. Dogs are simply the more satisfying pet to me. They are trainable, loving, protective, and they are a great way to get exercise. They are a bit more work than a cat in the sense that you have to let them outside and exercise them. But many more people are allergic to cats, you cannot train a cat, and I do not like the destructive aspect of cats left outside to go about killing small creatures (other than mice or disease carrying pests).  While I know that sometimes cats are a better pet option for certain people and families, dogs are by far my favorite of the two.