Heck no. Can't fit the dishes when the cat's there.
The hours we work are not conducive to having a dog (my wife disagrees, but I just don't think it's good for a dog to have both of its owners gone 11-12 hours every day). I'd like a cat, but my wife is allergic, so we're pet free at the moment.
TL;DR: I'm glad you're giving as much thought to the dog's situation as you are the act of owning a dog in itself...shows that you'd make a great pet-parent! :)
None right now.
Otherwise both, every dog should have his own cat!
Each of our last 2 dogs raised their own cat.
Do not mess with a 105 Lb dog's cat, no good will come of it for you.
The puppies caught a raccoon once, Joey brought it off the hill carrying it in his mouth like a cat carrying a mouse, and like a cat with a mouse it was still very much alive. Alive enough I had to convince him to drop it from several feet away. Checked the dogs afterwards, not a scratch on either one. There was nothing near us the dogs needed to fear. The coyote pack was only 5 or so and the area has had humans long enough that there are no rattlesnakes.
I like all animals (except snails and ants)... as to pets, I have had dogs, cats, rats, gerbils, birds, fish, turtles, lizards etc. I have an affinity to cats. Dogs see us as a companion - the ruler or leader of the pack (or at least that's the way it should be). Cats see us as their protector/parent. Our homes as their shelter/safe place. While dogs see us as the ultimate friend/buddy, cats see us as their parent - their mommy. I don't need another friend... I especially like the relationhips I have had with my cats... when my current cat snuggles up on my lap for a head rub it is as much for my pleasure as his. Ther person who said cats are aloof and distance doesn't know cats well. I guess I have been lucky, all the cats that lived with me were sweet and loving...
As to using wipes... I try not to think about all the cat butt juice that is around my home... his feet are the least of my worries....
Why choose between them when you can have CatDog.
This is the smaller cat. The other is bigger and more obviously a Siamese mix.
Like Deeth82 says-good to consider dogs situation
One thought- GREYHOUNDS live SMALL- don't need much exercise-and arrive house-broken to a remarkable degree
Our current one ARTY real Diva- but during the most recent hurricane-Issac -
she didn't urinate for 28 HOURS
yeah 28 hours-held it THAT long
It was a LONG EVENT- slow moving and Arty doesn't like getting her toes wet-or thunder
so DESPITE my dragging her for a walk- WITH AN UMBRELLA COVERING HER BUT NOT ME
She absolutely wouldn't urinate until it passed and she could urinate at her leisure
with the usual sniffing -after 28 FREAKING hours she didn't just go out and urinate
she wandered a bit-sniffed-almost urinated-changed her mind for a more suitable spot
and FINALLY FINALLY urinated for over one minute
My point GREYHOUNDS are low maintenance-no odor-rarely bark-rarely bite humans live small
and would do just fine at HOME ALONE
but would be happy to see you too
yeah they aren't HIGH ENERGY dogs-
They LOOK like they should be-but they are couch potatoes-no un-necessary exercise need apply!!
I can't think of any other biggish athletic looking dogs that require so little in the way of exercise-
yeah they are flat LAZY!!
Cats. I like other people's dogs for the most part. We currently only have one cat but have had as many as three concurrently. My family would like to have a dog but I know I'd be the one to have to walk it every day and I'm not willing to take on that additional responsibility.
1)Hearty-none of the genetic hip etc-problems of other somewhat sizable breeds
2)No odor-no kidding-no doggy odor except when wet
3) Very little hair so very little shedding
4)probably LEAST likely breed to bite the neighbors kid-
5) Eat "anything" food wise-human food greatly appreciated-arty even eats lettuce "leavings" and broccoli stems-and no special diets required
6) Great travelers-just curl up and sleep-wake up for walks-no car sick tendencies
7) Prettier than the neighbors dog(yes this is shallow of me-but true)
8) OK in big crates-some folks crate them when they are out-no great need for this-but they don't mind
Great recycled dogs!! Nice not to have doggy smelling house-of course with 4 cats-hardly matters
I was stunned when my wife brought home our first greyhound- Isis-1998 -no doggy stink
When I was a kid we had Beagles-sweet dogs-very active-but as doggy smelling as can be
But the greyhounds-no odor-oddest thing!
Of course-4 indoor cats-guessing our house has cat odor-but not that distinctive doggy odor!!