1. If I wasn't so allergic to cats, maybe I'd have some sort of morsel to share. We do have our stinky dog, and despite her smell, we still love her. 🙂

  2. I could not imagine my life without cats in it. They do not get enough credit for being intuitive and caring. When I had surgery to remove a rib I came home with ten staples in my side. My Molly laid directly against my bandage and purred her heart out. Just as they heal themselves through purring, she was trying to heal me. We also have our Muggsy, so named because of his "mug" and the facial expressions he makes. You are right- when they snuggle into your lap and rub their heads against your knuckles, all becomes right with the world. 🙂

  3. I enjoyed reading this, as always Laurie! I've missed some of the notifications about your posts, because I see all sorts of entries I missed. You are so good about posting regularly.

    Oh, I miss our cats! We had three, all from the same litter – born in our house. They all died within the same year at age 17…a good life. They were sweet and cozy, used to being held as they grew up alongside my kids. Now we travel often so it doesn't make sense to have animals – at least that's what my husband says. I miss coming home from work and saying "Hey Sweetie!" to a loving little creature. Sigh….

  4. I have 3 cats but only because my husband doesn’t want a dog. If it were up to me I’d have loads of pets. They all deserve our love and choosing between them? I could never, ever do that. I love them all equally.

  5. My Chihuahua Carlo is the stinkiest little sandwich-snatching critter that ever demanded my attention…and completely stole my heart. We’ve got a 12-year-old cat we love too, but the bond is not as strong.

    • Laurie Stone

      Its funny how we bond with some animals more than others. I’ve always bonded more with cats, probably because they share my bed and lap more than dogs.
      Thanks for reading.

  6. I’ll never have a dog because my husband is uneasy around them. We had 3 cats until last week when we had to put our beloved Max down. Worst day of my life. I’ll never, ever forget him. He’s a part of me.

    I would never want to have to make a choice between any animals because I love them all. They are all pure love and better than a lot of people.

    • Laurie Stone

      So true about never making any choice between animals. They are all special. I’m so sorry about the loss of Max. Animals make such an impact on our lives. Sometimes we see it more acutely after they’re gone. Thank you for reading.

  7. Yes! I am a cat person. I have 2 and 1 dog. My maine coon boy is my favorite hands down. And all the pets know it…. even though they all live a sweet life.

    My husband says it is because I also have the personality of a cat. I am not very social, and I only want attention when I want it. The rest of the time, leave me alone.

    • Laurie Stone

      Michele, You and I could be soul sisters! I’m the exact same way, much more feline than canine. Glad I’m not the only one.

  8. I love cats and dogs too, but, like you, I would choose a cat over a dog. For the same reasons, I like their independence and love of solitude. Plus they smell much better than dogs and generally have more socially acceptable habits. The biggest thing is that if anything happens to me I know my cats can look after themselves. They are bright enough to never go hungry one way or another.

    • Laurie Stone

      AJ, Cats seem pretty wily. They’ll figure things out before going hungry. They’re also less needy than dogs which make them more pleasant as companions, at least in my opinion.

  9. I could never live without my cats! 🐱🐱 I have two little beasts, and I’ll never go back. In fact, were thinking about getting another one lol!

    • Laurie Stone

      Ali, Because cats are so easy, I think they lend themselves to multiple pets better. I can’t imagine having more than one dog. They’re more work, even though I love my little Libby.

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