I believe there are Cat People and there are Dog People.
There have been studies done on this topic and the consensus is that dog people (based on what they said about themselves) tend to be more social and outgoing. Cat people tend to be neurotic but more creative, philosophical, and at times, nontraditional.
My own opinion is within these groups are smaller sub-groups. You have your small dog lovers (or catdogs as my family likes to call them) and you have your big dog lovers. I think big dog lovers tend to be more aggressive, spontaneous, and more loving. The bigger the animal…the more love needed.
With cat people, you have your big fat barnyard cat people and you have your finicky Siamese cat people. Most cats are independent, sometimes they love you…sometimes they don’t. Cat people enjoy this low maintenance relationship.
The well known theory that people tend to look more like their animals over time is explained by the simple fact that people choose animals that favor them without even realizing it. Studies show that woman with long hair tend to favor cats or dogs with longer hair and so on. Again, this is not a foolproof theory. I love big, hairy dogs...I am not however a big hairy person.
I cannot help my fondness for rough slobbery animals that give me unconditional love and don’t mind a good wrestle every now and then. No, I am not talking about my husband.