Dogs are more work than kids. That's why I don't have a dog. Two kids is easier than one dog. I have a friend who can't do anything for over 6 hours because of the dog. It's gotta be left out, or fed, or loved....always something. I know you can get a sitter or take them to a kennel...but come on, it's a dog. I'm so cheap I never go out when I have the kids so I don't have to pay a sitter. Why would I pay someone to take care of my dog?
Cats are easy. I know they're not as rewarding...but I don't need much. A cat is kinda like a FWB. They come around every once in awhile, get a little lovin...then leave without texting afterwards. PERFECT!!!!(notice I did not say purr-fect....oops, I did it. Damnit.)