Most people (if they like animals) will either prefer dogs or cats. Some like and have both. According to Thought Catalog, about six percent more US households own dogs than own cats. Not only that, but in surveys dog people often outnumber cat people five to one. Why do you think that is? What are the differences between dogs and cats?
Dogs are people pleasers. They want to make their masters happy and gain their approval. When you call them, they generally come to you. They enjoy playing with their masters as well as with other dogs. They require more care. You have to let them out or take them for walks.
Cats are more independent. They are as concerned with pleasing their masters. When you call them, they may or may not come to you. They also enjoy playing with their masters and with other cats. They are better suited to apartment living or living in a small house. If you have a little box, you don’t have to let them out.
I’m writing two books right now and they both have dogs in them. In one, there is a dog named Devil. He big, wiry in places and hairy in others. He’s terribly ugly, but a sweetheart. In my YA book there is dog named Lady—named after my own dog. She’s a puppy, and her soft love is so healing to my characters. I’ve used animals in my books–remember Socks, the cat? I enjoy animals in movies, too. I just read A Dog’s Purpose and loved it, and I cant wait to see the movie.
Personally, I’m an just animal person. I love them all. We have three cats who, because of my husband’s kidney transplant, have to live outside, but they have a dog trot and little house. My husband accuses me of being more a dog person, and I can’t deny I might relate a little more to dogs, but seriously, I love any animal. And the reason I use them in my books, is because I seriously believe animals make us better humans. So tell me about your pet. One person will win a Born to Read T-shirt. (Sorry, this giveaway is only for US residents. If you;re reading this on Goodreads, you must leave your comment on my website blog to be entered in my giveaway.)