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A lot of people say that dogs are better than cats because they love their owners more. While studies have shown that dogs show more affection towards their owners, cats are not just cold hearted animals, they’re are capable of love. I myself have two cats at home, and even though it took awhile, they’re both very affectionate. I think the reason that people assume cats aren’t as affectionate as dogs is because dogs are extremely friendly when you first meet them. A lot of my neighbours have dogs and every time I’ve met them they’re always extremely friendly and want attention. Cats are different. It can take a long time for cats to get used to you before they give you attention. Both of my cats are currently 5 years old and it took one of them 4 years before she sat on my mom’s lap for the first time. When we first got her, we had to be in the room for at least 15 minutes before she’d even come out of her hiding place. Now she sleeps in my parents room and loves to get affection. I’ve also read that cats don’t know when you’re feeling down, and again, that is wrong. Whenever someone from my family has had a bad day, my cats won’t leave them alone. I’ll be sitting in my room doing my homework and both of my cats will come up and give me affection to try and make me feel better. Cats know when you’re feeling sad. I don’t know why, they just do. Also, cats are very loyal. Everytime I come home from school in the afternoon my cats are sitting at the window, waiting for me. If I walk up to the window they’ll meow at me and then jump off the table and go to the door to see me. After they’ve given me affection and sat with me while I’m doing my homework, one of them will go and sit on the chair in front of the door and wait for my mom to come home. Also, whenever I go to a friend’s house for the night, or my mom goes on a trip, my cats will sleep on our beds. They’ll walk around the house and meow, then they’ll go into our room and lie on our beds. So in conclusion, I’d just like to say, dogs are not better that cats just because dogs seem to love their owners more. Cats are capable of showing love and affection but it just takes longer for cats to get comfortable with humans than dogs.