Number of cats I share my home with: EIGHT (8)
Number of dogs I share my home with: ZERO (0)
Despite all evidence to the contrary, I actually don't really prefer cats over dogs. I like them both equally, I just happen to have a bunch of cats and no dogs because of where I'm living at the moment. If I had the chance, I would own a dog as well. ♥
Generally, I love dogs and cats for different reasons. Cats can pretty much take care of themselves, so they're good if you don't have the time to go out on walks several times a day. Then again, sometimes you have cats like Neko or Dion, who are so completely codependant when it comes to me that they get seriously upset if I go out for more than a couple hours (and God forbid I should spend the night elsewhere or go away on vacation. :P)
Dogs generally need more attention and interaction, but they're tons of fun to play with and much more lively pets than cats. Dogs have a higher energy level. I would actually love to have a dog just to have a workout buddy, actually. Haha.
And then on top of cats and dogs, I'm quite fond of other animals for pets as well, in particular rabbits and rats. They're unique and have quite the personality on them, usually. Owning rats is actually much like having teeny tiny dogs, really. And rabbits are spunky. ♥
I also enjoy keeping reptiles and fish (right now I have a turtle, 2 snakes and a fuckton of fish-- including a pair of piranha-- in two different aquariums,) but that's more of a hobby than anything else. They're fun to observe and pretty to look at, but you can't interact with them much. the good thing about pets like these is the lack of mess. Everything is contained and you don't have to sweep up after them all the time. :)