That's so tough because I love both. We had a Devon Rex cat but there was too much inbreeding so she had a tumor in her chest and died young but wow, what an amazing cat. Then we had a miniature schnauzer for many years and she was the best dog I ever had. So choosing is just difficult. My daughter is allergic to cats so if I had to get another pet it would be a dog but cats are easier to leave alone all day. Hard choice.