My politically correct answer, I like them both. But generally speaking I like cats because they take care of themselves and the house. Little critters seem to find my house in the winter and the cat made sure they didn't make my home their home. My dog was my companion. She was rarely more than 20 feet from me. If I was working in the yard chopping would she would be under a tree watching me. If I was in my workshop she would be sitting there or exploring but never really out of my site. They are both gone. But animals have the own personalities and I've had cuddly cats and dogs that would rather go off and explore on their own.