Why do people like dogs and cats? Dogs are little wolves and cats are little lions. They give us the feeling that nature can be tamed.
Dogs are like common folk, extroverts and loyal. Cats are high-strung aristocrats. Philosophers like cats, they are Aristotle cats.
Dogs are more social than cats. Cats have sharper senses than dogs. Who is smarter? Dogs have heart intelligence, cats – mind intelligence.
The sages read "dog" in Hebrew as "all heart." Dogs take orders, cats are independent thinkers. Dog plus cat = kingdom (496). Kings like both.