Dogs are for the religious; cats are for atheists. Some day I’ll write about why I think that, and offer apologies in advance to those of my godless readers who like dogs.
One reason, though, is that many dog lovers see themselves as being God to their dog, and explicitly enjoy being the “alpha dog” to a pet who slavishly worships them. Cats love us, too, but—as with our fellow humans—we have to earn their love; it’s not bred into them as it is into dogs.
But not all cats are as standoffish as the one in this cartoon by Dan Piraro: