Do you remember an ad some years ago for 02 (other brands are available) called Be more dog?
I‘ve been thinking about this recently because we’ve ‘acquired’ a cat.
Or rather he adopted us - and despite lots of effort to find his owners (no collar, no microchip) nobody is fessing up.
So for the moment he’s ours.
I’ve never owned cats before - I’ve always had dogs (my lovely old border collie Poppy is definitely this woman’s best friend).
I love the difference:
Poppy - love me, stroke me, I’m so happy to see you, unconditional love, wag, wag, wag. I miss you when you’re not here, I want to please you, dependent.
Cat (that’s his name for now) - feed me, I’ll do my own thing thank you very much, indifferent except when I’m hungry or I want to be stroked; I’m the boss. Everything on my terms. Independent, indifferent. ‘Whatever’.
(He’s still lovable of course in his own way).