Are cats more loving and affectionate than dogs?

United States
October 6, 2008 7:42pm CST
I'm a cat lover. So, don't get me wrong when I say that I think dogs provide more unconditional love than cats. Cats are loving, but have an agenda. If my cat cuddles up on my lap, I feel loved for about five minutes. But, then I realize that she is cuddling up on me cause I'm warm. And, if my cat rubs up against my leg, I can guess that his food bowl is empty. Not that dogs don't have ulterior motives, but I think they are better at hiding them. Growing up, I had a dog and I swear that dog would sit for hours and listen to me talk. He seemed very happy, just to be around me, no ulterior motives! With that being said, no way I'd ever trade my cats for a dog. What are your thoughts? Are cats more affectionate and loving than dogs? Do dogs provide unconditional love without strings attached?