I love my dog. I do. But I suspect, deep down, that cats are the better pet for introverts.
Dog when I get home from work:
“Oh, it’s you, it’s you! I missed you, I love you, I want you to talk to me and play with me and feed me and IneedyouIloveyouImissedyousomuch! Let me just sit here and stare at you and paw at you and otherwise force you to interact right when you are SO WORN OUT from your day!”
Cats when I get home from work:
“Hey, hi. Got dinner? Cool.”
And then they spend the rest of the evening silently and comfortably co-existing. Undemanding companionship.
I’m down with that.