People who are more like dogs like dogs. People who are more like cats like cats. Dogs are fine, but they're also goofy, dirty, indiscriminate and needy. When a cat likes you it means something. When a dog likes you, it doesn't really mean anything.
Of course it's all projection.
Animals look conscious because they have emotions, but unlike us, they are not conscious of their emotions.
And so, quite naturally we project our consciousness into them.
This is fun as long as we remember we are projecting.
When we forget we are projecting, we become pathetic.
In our hearts we all pity those who treat animals as people in order to meet their emotional and social needs.
We pity those who treat animals as surrogate children. And we pity those who treat animals as surrogate friends. And we are a bit horrified by those who treat animals as surrogate spouses.
But as long as we remember we are projecting our consciousness onto pets, they can be a lot of fun.
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
Well, I'm an ENFP, my dad is an ENTJ/ESTJ and my mom is an ISFP and believe it or not: yes we DO have a cat. Our cat is a 3-year-old ESFP named Patsy and she terrorises our lives. But we don't care, we love her company. We got her because I don't have any brothers or sisters and it made me feel lonely back then.
I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was obviously on. I used to fly myself and I said, "There's one terrible pilot."
- George W. Bush -