I'm a dog person. Dogs are obviously the superior house pet because they're loving, loyal and you can take them for walks, runs and trips to the park (plus, cats are evil).
As far as family life goes, dogs are also great for teaching kids responsibility because you can have children help with feeding, cleaning up and walking the dog.
Well, that is unless that dog is Bernie the bulldog.
Sorry kid, but ol' Bernie's got a good 50 pounds on you, and he doesn't look too interested in going for a lap. We all appreciate your effort, though. Better luck next time.