The welcome that a dog gives you when you return from a trip, whether across the world or even just across town, is something so wonderful that I could not imagine life without it. Dogs make you feel like you are the most important being in the world. ’Mom! Mom! You are home. We are so happy to see you! Happy! Happy! Yahoo! You’re here! We love you! Love Love Love Love Love.’ You get the idea.
Cats on the other hand sure seem to show great disdain. ”I don’t really care that you have returned. You are a lowly human that chose to be out of my territory for a while, and now you are back, and you will have to regain my approval to be in my space and until I am ready to show you that you have been here a sufficient amount time, I will shun you!”
I’ve got to say that I think the dogs win this one.