Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Dog Person

I always considered myself a "dog person". And no, I don't mean half dog half person. I'm talking someone who prefers dogs to cats or turtles or rabbits. I like dogs. They're fun, friendly, and energetic. But... they also smell weird, they shed, and (if they live inside) they have to be let out to go to the bathroom- which can be quite burdensome. Oh and they have to be trained or else they act like a wild animal...

So I guess I like the idea of a dog. I like the idea of a pet that is excited to see you and that wants to cuddle with you and be your best friend. However... I'm a little bit lazy. I don't want the hassle of a dog. I don't want the shedding and the pooping and the weird dog smell.

If it came down to if, if I ended up be an "old maid", then I would most likely get a cat.

Here's my reasoning: cats don't need attention (most of the time), they go in the litterbox (which you have to clean but for me that hassle is less than letting the dog out), they pretty much keep to themselves, and they keep the mice at bay (most of the time). Okay... these reason seem pretty lame to me but I'm sticking with them.

I'm much like a cat. (Once again, not the half cat half human version.) I don't require much attention, I keep to myself, and I go to the bathroom in... well the bathroom. My only downfall is that I don't keep mice away.

What I'm trying to say is that I relate to cats more than dogs. So perhaps I'm not as much of a dog person as I've always thought I was.

That's not to say that I'm going to just get a cat. I'm merely saying that I'd most likely get a cat before I get a dog. Why this is worth blogging, I'm not sure. I just felt like exploring this topic... besides, it's been forever since I've blogged anyway.

Until Next Time,

The Hopeless Romantic.

1 comment:

  1. We have both a cat and a dog.
    If you lived in a place with a dog door to the outside, you wouldn't need to let the dog out. Our dog and cat both go outside on their own, so really the only maintenance they require is regular feeding. Also both of them are very affectionate and like lots of attention and play time.