Growing up I lived with both cats and dogs, but I prefer cats. Cats have a mind of their own. They give love and attention when they want it and if they think you deserve it. And they need their own alone time too (mostly to sleep).
It amazes me how much alike pets can be to their owners. My cat likes to meow a lot, when she is hungry, surprised, wants attention and she craves a lot of love. I’ll be ignorant of what that says about me.