Friday, May 30, 2008

Cats & Dogs

I would characterize myself more as a "dog person" than a "cat person" -- but I have had both in my life and enjoyed both. I had someone tell me that people who prefer dogs are "needier" than those who prefer cats -- because dogs are so dependable and loyal. They meet you at the door as if all they've done all day long is dream of the moment you'd return to them while cats only care if you come home because they want you to do something for them.

Interesting theory. At one point I think I bought the rhetoric and TRIED to like cats more. I was going through a phase when I was confusing needing people to NEEDING people. (Yeah, that's only clear if you've had this discussion before. Some of you have, I suspect.)  

I suppose one of the things that having these critters in my life taught me is that you can't expect a cat to BE a dog (or the other way around). 

1 comment:

  1. The Dog and Cat Theology goes something like this:
    The dog thinks "you care for me, you feed me, you love me, you must be God...
    The cat thinks "you care for me, you feed me, you love me, I must be God...

    This was in a book given to me awhile ago It made me think "which attitude do I have".

    I googled the book and there is actually a web site for it. I know you like to surf so here it is