Dogs have masters. Cats have staff.
Anyone who has ever had any interaction with dogs and cats will recognise the truth in this.
So you think that is why I have dogs and not cats? Because I like to be the boss?
Possibly; but we’ll never know.
I’ll never have cats because I am highly allergic to them!
That’s not to say I didn’t grow up with cats (and dogs and rabbits and guinea pigs and ferrets etc etc) because I did. (Older sister mad about animals.)
I also spent most of my childhood gasping for air, with one asthma attack after another.
post script: This disproves the theory that kids are more prone to allergies if they don’t grow up with all sorts of animals.