My brother-in-law once gave me a ‘dog and cat theology’ book to read. Many years ago, I also wrote about dog and cat models of leadership that I have experienced over my public service career.
In simple terms, dogs are loyal to their master/mistress and cats are reputed to be loyal only to their homes; not even to their owners. Both animals have different ways to communicate their preferences and moods. But I do not like pets in general, except one pet with her identity defined by the name.
In our home, as we had a ‘no TV channel policy’ for 23 years; we also had a ‘no dogs or cats for pets’ theology for a family policy. My wife had little say in this theology; I simply declared it as the preference of the father, and husband.