My ESE sister is more of an animal rights activist and she has the cutest, most introverted, well behaved, little dog I have ever met. He just chills when she is out but gets excited and starts wagging his tail any time she walks into a room. He is totally devoted to her but so gentle with others too. He hardly barks at all. She is very consistent and loving with him as far as "rules" go.
I read a news article, about a study done on this subject.
dogowners were more extravert, cat owners more introvert.
sounds plausible to me.
Cats have always given me the creeps. I'm much more of a dog person myself. I don't really like the small yippy breeds, but more the big lazy ones. I've always wanted a Newfoundland or a Great Pyrenesse
Tortoises! Relatively low maintenance, unique, and they have insanely long lifespans so you won't have to worry about them dying and getting sad for a very long time. They love it when you rub them on their head and neck because they obviously have some trouble reaching those areas. The one I owned looked something like this:
When I was a kid I also had dozens of other reptiles and amphibians. Chameleons, bearded dragons, anoles, frogs, geckos, snakes, you name it. My second favorite would probably be something ultra cute and fluffy, like a chinchilla.
"In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that
is in the discovery and defense of the *new*. The world is often unkind to new talent,
new creations. The new needs friends."-Anton Ego, Ratatouille
For the more common and domestic house pets, such as dogs and cats, the options can be very condensed due to the limited choice.
Cats are lurking lazy assholes that could perform cool tricks if taught. Independent, cunning, cuddly, but still lazy asses.
Dogs are rambunctious energetic assholes that perform tricks to get whatever they want. Playful, loyal, cuddly, but still clingy asses.
That being said,
I resemble more of a cat, so naturally, I'm not much of a cat person. We bore each other.
Dogs keep me on my toes and can annoy at times, but they're pretty cool anyway. They keep someone like me motivated and not just sitting around all day.
My personal preferences for dogs would be a Husky, Corgi, or Rottweiler. Going beyond, any kind of hamster or rabbit.... because they're just so damn cute.
Yeah. I love Pokémon.
animals are meant to be on a plate
Before I met my SLI ex, she had a pet Gecko. Now she has a cat.
When I was a boy, I had a white Poodle with an apricot stripe. He was pretty smart, and clearly had his own ideas about how he should live. After I got married, I preferred kids to pets, because kids eventually get smarter and smarter, while pets top out pretty quickly.
I don't have a pet now, because I don't have the time to take care of one properly and I'm never home. If I had to select one or two pets to have, I'd probably go for another Poodle (intelligence is just easier) and an independent cat.
I don't think it's type related, but I've been told I am like a cat. I personally like cats and dogs equally, I'd choose to have a cat now though, because my dog dyed last year and I'd feel like a stupid hypocrate for being a new one. My dog would lost his special place in my heart and my home if I'd just replace him with a new one
But anyway I don't really feel like having or taking car of an animal. It was different when I used to live with my mom and we shared the responsibilities. Now as an adult I find it to be too limiting to own an animal.
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