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Love Your Pet: The Difference Between Dog and Cat Lovers
Local pet experts on how cat, dog, bird, and fish lovers differ
This article is from 2006's Pet Guide package. The information may be out-of-date, so please call locations listed for new information.
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|Dog People||Cat People||Bird People||Fish People|
|Personality||Outgoing, relaxed; the smaller the dog, the more fastidious and introverted||Homebodies, finicky, independent; like small-dog owners, nice dressers||Colorful, social, early risers (like birds); can be eccentric||Mostly male, competitive—a lot of lawyers, doctors, business owners|
|TV they like||Action movies, news, crime dramas||TV? They prefer to read.||Musicals, because birds may sing along||Sports; many athletes own fish|
|Also may love||Hiking, being outdoors with their dogs||Cooking, writing, and other homey pursuits||Art and music because, like birds, they involve color and sound||Other expensive hobbies—cars,stereos, computers|
|Washington owners||George W. Bush, Sheila Johnson, Jack Evans, Bob Woodward, Dianne Feinstein||Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Mark McInturff, Laura Hillenbrand, David Catania||Queen Noor, John Danforth, Carol Joynt||Clinton Portis, LaVar Arrington, Craig Dykstra|