Originally Posted by Saucemaster
Then you, sir, are my sworn enemy! I actually love dogs, though I guess if pushed I'd say I prefer cats. I've never understood why people feel like they have to choose.
I was trying to think of a reason for my dislike for cats. I know that when I was younger, I would play with my babysitter's cats all the time. Maybe things changed when one of the kittens got it's claw stuck in my eyebrow, and I started to keep my distance. My family has almost always had a dog. I know some dogs get along fine with cats, but mine have always hated them. But then, sporting/gun dogs will generally dislike anything that's small and non-canine - squirrels, cats, birds, even babies. I guess I've just adopted their ways. I've found dogs to be more affectionate, playful and responsive. Most cats seem to be more comfortable off in a corner somewhere, licking their paws, napping or minding their own business. Also, I'm very surprised with the number of cat lovers here. When discussing this with my gf earlier, she said she finds it odd when a single man has a cat. When a couple have a cat, she believes it's usually due to the woman bringing it into the relationship, and not the man. Yeah, I know... holy generalizations Batman.
But back to the Bengal cat. It's really interesting the recent (?) development in these "designer" cats... I bet they cost a pretty penny, but it's amazing what a little playing God with cat breeds can do.