We can't categorize ourselves as Cat People or Dog People! We happen to be both Dog and Cat people.
Even our own animals don't seem to know the difference! We have had a cats that acted like a dogs and we now have a dog who is very cat like!
Both of my children's first real belly laughs were produced by our dog or our cats.
My daughter's first word was "Spare", our first cat's name. (She had been a "spare" farm cat until she came to live with us!) When she was a toddler we had a Himalayan named Meep, that allowed her to carry him like a limp stuffed animal, and obliged her using him as a purring pillow. He just became a happy noodle in her hands.
For a while we lived in California, when Ruben and Petunia, the Frenchies, were just puppies. A very large tuxedo cat named Bo lived with us too. He came along on all our walks meowing and complaining as if we were forcing him to come. He was the one who chose to tag along every time, intending to teach us all the lay of the land.
That same year, a group of trick or treaters came to the house, greeted by Ruben and Petunia. The youngest boy in costume sweetly asked, 'Are dose cats or dawgs?' To be fair, they were dressed as bats, so it was confusing!
Bindi has been trying to learn dog skills from Willis but her nature is cat like, she plays with feathers, loves unrolling twine and packages of glue dots. When she goes outside, she stops and looks up, counting the bugs, birds and the tiniest fragment floating in the air.
We simply live for our pets!