30 January 2013
cats vs dogs
Are you a cat or dog person? Choosing between only those two animals, I would go for dogs.
I grew up with dogs and cats (and rabbits and a small farm of animals) whereas my husband and his family grew up only with pet cats.
My husband already had a cat when we met, and I had an aviary of birds. A somewhat unlikely alliance. I still have my aviary but his furball passed on of old age in 2011. We had our impending renovation so decided to wait until we were back in the house, but now that we are here I feel a new cat would diminish our bountiful bird life (which I adore more than anything else). Our youngest girl adores all things cat, and our eldest adores all things dog.
My husband refuses to get a dog, and Lucy flares up every now and then about wanting one. I think they make for better companions, but then I am possibly biased because of my bird feelings. Audrey is aching for a cat, whereas I am enjoying the fur-free sofas, pretty garden birds and not being woken up to the sound of cacking in the night.
I imagine this is a very common family dilemma. It reminds me of the classic Gershwin song, this version sung by Billie Holiday...
And because I am on an uncontrollable roll how about this cat diary vs dog diary. Or what if humans were cats and dogs? How long can I put off a cat for?
top image via the fantastic cat versus human