I don't mind cats. I have even thought about getting a cat to keep me company when I get to Omaha, picking one from the local shelter. Would that make me the weird old guy with the cat, living alone and having no visitors? Don't know if I care enough to be bothered.
Cat people do tend to be a bit stranger than dog people, IMO. The reason that I think of cats people being more 'off', is the lack of obvious affection that some cats display towards their owners. While a spoiled dog runs around the yard or gnaws at furniture and doors, a cat display of indifference borders on contempt. Very few dogs will drool at the sight of food and then when it is set down for them to eat, turn away from it. Cats really do turn their noses up at food, which is one of those myths that happen to be true.
The author of this exchange speaks in the sidebar about not really having anything agaist cats as much as he can't really say anything for them (kind of like me and my family!!), at least nothing that indicates any affection for the creature. I do think that his response is not completely uncalled for but it does border on being an a--hole. I mean, the woman knew that she was calling on someone who doesn't care for cats to help her find Missy. She wagered that the relationship she had with the guy was tight enough for him to overcome his disdain for kitty-kats.
Some of the 'deaths' of these fictional characters are funny and worth trying to read as the 'obituaries' flash past. Hope y'all find this stuff worthy of a smile or two.