Writers & Cats
I’ve always been a ‘cat’ person. Dogs I’m just not very fond of. They are rather noisy, and too high maintenance. They require walking every day, they need to be house broken, and being pack animals they require constant companionship.
Cats, on the other hand are far more aloof and independent. They are clean animals that don’t need house training, they don’t seek approval and on the whole, don’t really care much about whether you are there or not as long as they get fed on a regular basis.
I think this is why I’ve met far more writers with cats than dogs. Writing is a solitary pursuit, and writers, like cats, are happy in their own company, not needing the approval of “the pack” like dogs do.
There are some dog-loving writers out there, of course, but it seems that the cat-loving ones make up the majority.