I love my cuddly playful kitten. I love dogs but with 3 kids it almost feels as if I am having another child to care for with a pup. Cats don't need as much 'mommy attention' and schedules like dogs and I can trust the kids to help with feeding and cat box chores rather than making sure they get out for a walk/run and playtime.
I'm much more of a dog person as well. I want a pet who shows affection readily, and one that doesn't use the bathroom in my house. Just about every cat owner's home I've ever been in has reeked of cat urine -- and that's an awful smell!