« on: May 05, 2008, 11:21:14 AM »
to the OP: dogs really need a lot of people time, and unless it is exceptionally well-trained, you're probably going to want to crate it when you are not home. would you really feel comfortable leaving a dog in a crate 8-10 hours a day, w/ no exercise or bathroom options? also, dogs are very social ("pack") creatures and don't do well when they're left alone for long periods. cats are more independent, not pack creatures, and can be left along during the day (or even for long weekends).
as for the video, I would hesitate to even call that a dog. sorry, I love dogs, but not the little yippee ones.
I have two cats (see avatar). the girl is much more independent and standoffish, the little boy is quite the cuddler. I have heard that males tend to be more friendly and loving. also, the male was born into a home whereas our female was found as a stray kitten and spent at least a month in the animal shelter before we rescued her. when you're looking for a cat, one that is initially more outgoing will almost always be outgoing, although they do tend to open up a little more after they've been home for a while. if you get a male, make sure you get him fixed as soon as possible, so that you won't have issues with marking (although you should really do this for either a dog or cat, either sex).