Dogs vs. Cats

I’ve always thought of myself as more of cat than a dog person. My understanding is that dogs are a major commitment akin to raising a child, whereas cats are independent creatures that look after themselves as long as you provide them the occaisional tin of food (opened, I assume). But my recent interactions with canine kind have lead me to believe that dogs, as often stated, may indeed have more personality than cats. In the potential pet stakes its a moot point, as my current lodgiings aren’t suitable for anything more adventurous than a hamster, or perhaps a guinea pig. But f I can find more suitable accomodation, the question now is which to go for, dog or cat? Hmmm…

Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Director of creative writing at UoL, published with OUP and Cambridge. Currently travelling the world and writing a book.

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