Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Are you a cat person, or a dog person?

I am a cat person. When I was a kid, the only pet that was mine was a calico cat named Dutchess. However, the main pet of my childhood was my brother's pug dog named Shorty. His name came from his stub of a tail . . . which wasn't always so short and stubby.

You see, Shorty used to have a longer, curly tail. But after an unfortunate driveway incident (no . . . not THAT kind my lunch companions) in which my mom backed over Shorty's tail . . . well, it had to be amputated. And his tail was forever after a stub of a thing.

None of that has anything to do with my preference of cats over dogs. (All of the Shorty driveway incident happened either before I was born or when I was an infant.) I just happen to like cats over dogs, mostly because I think they are more self sufficient. Cats don't need to be walked, thought you do have to clean out their litter boxes for them.

I guess I just prefer
1.) indoor pets


2.) can curl up in your lap


3.) I think of "DOG" as a larger animal not suitable for lap curling. (Smallish lap dogs . . . I guess they should just be cats.)

So . . . I'm exposing all sorts of vital, critical information about my inner personality. And I'm sure to be alienating a wide swath of my loyal reading demographic in the process.

So, I'm sorry. But that's my answer.

Thanks for asking.

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