I'm a dog person. I like friendly creature. I refuse to respond to snobbish behavior (and i apply that to my relation with human too). I love mutual relationship. I need expressions for assurance.
I frowned upon my housemate's request to bring her cat to the house. But I liked Shadow at the first sight. With a body bigger than a Chihuahua and furs as fluffy as a chow chow, she's not any ordinary cats but an elegant descendent of Russian blue and Persian. Just as the name suggest, he is grey and you will not be able to see him in the dark. And he pretty much live up to his name by his ability to bug you untill you give him food.
Every morning, he never fail to remind you that he needs food. He waits for us to come home - though he never wag his tails, he purs everytime you play with him. He doesn't know how to catch a rat, just like my pampered and spolit pet-dog at home. You can't take him out for a walk of course, for he is a cat, but rather he wanders out on his own and knows how to come home - something I've never done to my dog.
I always thought catowners are boring, inward-looking and somewhat foolish. But with my new encounter with cat (and its owner), I begin to think that perhaps they are the more sophisicated ones. They can love nonetheless without receiving gratitude. They can allow their 'loved one' to have more personal space and more rights to be the way they are. and they can tolerate snobbish looks! They expect less and are more at ease at themselves - just as how their cats do.
But I still prefer dogs. Though Shadow shall be an exception.
Shadow the cat
Hail 'His Majesty'!