- Mar 2, 2018
I've always hailed that I'm a dog person, growing up I had dogs and cats but mainly dogs. I had an ex with 9 cats and I couldn't stand it, it was just too much. But after so many years and finally getting out on my own in this small studio apartment I wound up getting Prince and Nikita. Prince, mainly because I wanted a pet for a companion and the pet store I worked at at the time didn't have dogs (pet supermarket ya'll), and Nikita whom I name Nikita the third and there's an entire backstory there....
In November, I'll have had Prince for three years (He'll also be three in a couple days now) and I'll say I've learned much. I still would love to have a dog, one that I can hold for hours on end that will let me; but I've seen just how loving, affectionate, and social a cat can be. It's always annoyed me even in the past when I wasn't a fan of cats, that people would say cats were "boring" or they just hated them because they couldn't be social or something of the sort...
Every day when I come home from work, Prince and Nikita are at the door (usually Prince is the first). They'll see me drive up in the window, watch me leave the car, then disappear from the window only to be waiting at the door. When I've had to go somewhere or have a contractor over at the apartment and need to drop the cats off at my grandparents for a day, Prince is usually the one with the most noticeable change because Nikita is already the one more social and attention-seeking while Prince is very much independent and not always seeking attention, it will be Prince who starts meowing loudest and craving attention once he sees me which shows that they've been missing me. Even then on normal days if I call for Prince, he'll come running over. Nikita won't, but she usually always has to be nearby or follows me anywhere.
So I've gone from being a dog person to being, as someone said, "an animal person". Which is true, because I adore all animals, but Prince and Nikita have taught me to appreciate and value a cat far more than I have before. Not that I hadn't before, but I can see that they are just as affectionate as any other animal out there.
Who can complain when they get stuck in a position where the cat has curled up on them and gone to sleep so you cannot move from that spot XD