How about a cunning, carnivorous, food capturing dog or a faithful committed unconditionally-loving cat? My dog or cat or just an arbitrary dog or cat I don't know? How big? 'Cause if it's a big cat, I might go for that - so long as it's tame - and a good hunter! On the other hand, if the dog is a good protector, I might prefer the dog. My own cat is actually more of a lovebug than either of my dogs and I'm not sure of her hunting prowess, but I do know that she is easily distracted. Since I'm a vegetarian, I guess having a carnivorous, hunting cat wouldn't be of much use, so I guess I'd either go for the teeny, mild-mannered cat I have right now or one of my dogs - all of my pets, feline and canine are unconditional lovers.