I like cats -- have adopted three of them. Great companion and appreciative animals.
Cats are Republicans -- dogs are [Ugh!] Democrats.
Kitty cats are clean, independent, easy to care for -- and unlike dogs (Democrats) they are not always slobbering, drooling and demanding a handout.
There's, for all practical purposes, only two animals (cats and dogs) that you can share your home with.
All the other critters are simply wild, uncivilized critters.
Dogs are good too. They can be trained to do a lot of good. You can't train a cat to do much of anything they don't want to do. Like Republicans, they are very independent-minded and proud. I likes them.