I have never been much of a cat person until recently. Growing up, we had a cocker spaniel poodle mix named Chester. I loved him and sometimes I called him my brother, which my actual brother wasn’t too happy about. When most girls were reading J-14 magazine, I was reading Dog Fancy. I remember dragging those magazines around with us every time we moved. I kept each magazine because they had a different breed on the cover and I liked to collect them. I even wrote short stories about dogs. Needless to say, I was a little obsessed. Watching “All Dogs go to Heaven” and “101 Dalmatians” only added to this obsession. Not surprisingly, I shamelessly cried in class when we read “Where the Read Fern Grows”. Now when I see a rare breed, I instantly geek out. Most people just say “Hey, cool dog,” and go on with their day. Due to my abundance of dog facts, I have to show my appreciation for the dog by possibly spewing out my random bits of knowledge.
I have always thought you were either a dog lover or a cat lover, because it is hard to find someone who likes both pets equally. I used to consider myself someone who loves dogs and hates cats. However, recently I have become fond of cats, not to the point of owning one, but to the point of tolerating them. Actually, some of my favorite comics are about cats, which is strange, since I love dogs so much. I read so many cat comics, I feel like I’m betraying my allegiance to all dog lovers. If you want to get your fix of cat comics, check out Breaking Cat News, Kit ’N’ Carlyle and The Bent Pinky. These comics highlight some of the differences between cat lovers and dog lovers.