Are you a cat person or a dog person?

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 January, 2007, 12:00am

Alistair Cameron, 18

I do like both. Although it would be more a masculine thing to say I'm a dog person, I've mostly had cats in my life. And my football team in Australia are the Geelong Cats ... so I'm definitely a cat person. Cats are warm, cuddly, highly intelligent ... I just wish they could figure out how to play footy.

Anya Corke, 16

While I admire the grace and independence of cats, I'm more of a dog person. Dogs are loyal, sympathetic and outdoorsy - great companions for walks and playing catch or Frisbee. Dogs are also more willing to be your friend, whereas cats consider themselves fellow tenants and bask on a sofa, looking supreme. But a cat's biggest asset is its purr. It's the ultimate expression of contentment.

Beverley Taam, 17

I am definitely a dog person. I don't hate cats, I'm just slightly afraid of them. Although cats are quieter than dogs, dogs are more friendly and playful. Even though they may chew your slippers or make a mess on the floor, they always know when you need a good rant or some company!

Katharine Biddle, 14

I'm a cat person through and through. I do like dogs, especially huskies, but cats are easier to keep and care for in Hong Kong's high-rise flats. Cats can get attached to their owners, too; my cat follows me around and sleeps on my desk as I work. You can play with them and hug them, just like dogs. But you don't have to clean them or walk them, so really you just have to put out food and they are happy.