Or perhaps both? Which are you?
I collect cats AND dogs - like this tiny puppy cachou tin.
An antique embroidery of Carefull the cat.
Not a terracotta warrior, but a terracotta terrier.
Proud mother Puss.
Another painted pet.
A humble spongeware pottery moggy.
Daniel the spaniel.
This one is a money box - I'm saving up to add to the collection...
The other day, in a country church, I came across this little canine companion carved on a 15th century alabaster tomb, tenderly nibbling his mistress's robe. People have always loved their dogs and cats...
Here's our choice, though Harrogate Harry is sadly long gone.