Originally Posted by Carriesue
Not necessarily true! I have three cats and they are just as demanding for attention as my dogs. Granted I don't have to take them for walks or to obedience class but that whole mentality that cats are get it and forget it pets irks me. They need interaction and stimulation too.
As a kitten, my current cat loved to play but was VERY low maintenance. I played with him all the time, but as a cat he doesn't want much attention. He'll lay on the couch occasionally but he doesn't play or demand any attention. He'd rather be outside hunting stuff.
I'd NEVER "get and forget" a pet. It's just all of my cats personalities I guess. Maybe because they've been inside/outside cats and they've preferred to run my parents 77 acres and not be inside..