I'm a bi-pet-ual, meaning I like both cats and dogs - I neither vacillate toward one over the other, but i often think about getting a dog over a cat simply out of their goofy aptitude and the fact one will stay in funny costumes longer than the other. I don't think either species is any closer to us in terms of intellegence, that is until I read awesome shit like this:
Russian scientists say that Moscow stray dogs became much smarter. The four legged oldest human’s friends demonstrate real smartness such as riding the Moscow metro every morning to get from their suburban places of living to the fat regions of Moscow center. Once they arrive to the downtown they demonstrate different new, previously unseen for the dog skills...Among some more amazing skill those Moscow dogs are the ability not to miss their stop while going on the subway train. Biologists say dogs have very nice sense of time which helps them not to miss their destination. Another skill they have is to cross the road on the green traffic light. “They don’t react on color, but on the picture they see on the traffic light”, Moscow scientist tells. Also they choose often the last or the first metro car - those are less crowded usually.
Pretty soon they'll be taking over, getting jobs and gentrifying neighborhoods (I say that because they'd opt for a lot more parks). However, maybe they'll all just fall victim to all-too-human stereotypes: