Sunday, September 23, 2007

Us Cats and Them Dogs

Is is just me or has anyone noticed how so many writers have cats for pets? I know a couple authors who have dogs too, but not nearly as many. Could it be the solitary nature of our work and the solitary nature of the animal? Perhaps cats don't tend to interrupt us during those critical creativity explosions when we MUST finish the scene or the chapter. A dog will not quietly wait to go for a walk or to play or to eat.
Don't get me wrong, my cats have their ways of letting me know what they want, like practically tripping me to make sure I head to the food bowls as I walk through the house in the morning. One parks her butt on my desk in front of my computer screen when I haven't shown her the acceptable amount of attention. I wonder if Ernest Hemingway's multitude of felines took up residence on his typewriter when in need of some head-scratching or chin-rubbing.

So what about you? Are you a cat person, a dog person or neither?


Kelley Nyrae said...

We have one cat and no dogs.

Stacy~ said...

I love both, but we always grew up with dogs, so I guess I'm a little more partial to them.

Dara Edmondson said...

I had a dog for a few years right after college, but he required more time than I had to give, so I gave him to a friend who had kids. We never had dogs when I was growing up - we traveled too much. Maybe that's why I like cats more.

Kaz Augustin said...

Cats! The only dogs I like are bull terriers.