I love to have cats around, but don’t really like them. I don’t have any dogs, but definitely prefer them.
Now that you’re thoroughly confused. . . When you have stored grain, mice can overrun the place without cats. We try to keep some farm cats around to help clean up the mice.
I do like dogs, but they’re inconvenient when it comes to travel. We had a female chow named Copper for a long time, but decided not to replace her when she died about 2 years ago. She acknowledged me as the alpha male, but just barely. She was real sweet-natured, very intelligent and minimally obedient.