@Hazu: big off topic (we could make a pets thread and talk there lol) but aren’t cats much easier to take care of? :P
Short answer, it depends on the cat 🐱 Long answer, based on my personal experience, out of my 4 cats, 1st cat is completely wild, an expert lizard, bird, and bat hunter who’d have no problem surviving alone if the situation called for it, 2nd cat loves the outdoors, but also loves cuddles, and like your dog, sufferf from separation anxiety ’cause of being abandoned, also loves the rain, litatrelly takes showers in the rain, and comes in with snot dripping from his nose, conclusion: not responsible enough to be left alone for a few days, 3rd cat, hates the outdoors, unless it’s summer, and even then prefers to sleep indoors, could i leave him alone indoors with a food dispencer for a few days? No, that food would be gone within 10 minutes 🐱🐷, 4th cat, new cat, not so well cat, and disappears for entire weekends just to come back monday morning with a big smile on his feline face as if nothing happened 🙀❤💥
So if you do have cats, even if they’re really independant, you best have a reliable and trustworthy cat sitter to check on them, daily, or multiple times a day
Had cats for many years and dogs, unfortunately allergies as I got older plus my wises got to the point no ore cats. After loosing my last Dog I still do not have the heart to have another 14 years She was with me everyday from the time I got up, going to work to going to bed. My wife loved to joke “That dog has been in more Hotels Motels and Sleeping bags with you than i ever have” It was true :)
Also at one time owned a reptile business as a side business and dealt with primarily Snakes and Monitor lizards. People asked if I ever had “Poisonous ones” I promptly corrected them they are “Venomous” and its easier to list the ones I didnt work with than the ones I did.
Now I just keep my aquariums, Fresh and Reef tanks. People say Golf is expensive, well they aint had a reef tank lol.
@Hazu, 😂😂😂 my face, it’s all in one piece as of now 😁 actually my cats rarely claw me unless it’s by accident, the cat I had as a kid clawed me a bit more, but then I used to try and teach him how to fly and blame him for stupid stunts I’d do that’d get me scratched up all on my own 😹