Red_Vespa saidBut... if you like dogs, doesn't that make YOU the receiver, of all that doggie attention? Whereas a cat only takes, making you a giver?
Great analogy Vespa!! I certainly can agree that I as a cat owner do play the role of the giver!!
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Having written that as a question to stimulate reflection, I frankly think that ALL pet owners are givers to at least some degree. Domesticated animals are totally dependent upon their human owners for care, and anyone who has had either a cat or a dog for a pet knows how much that can be.
I suppose the real issue is how much do you get BACK from your pet. Dogs are pack animals, and more instinctively programmed to bond with their human owners. Cats are more independent creatures, and less likely to show interest or affection, except when they're hungry or want warmth.