Originally Posted by Seminole
I have a Maine Coon Cat (look them up, they are sweet)
We taught my cat to walk with a harness on. He's a tad over 2 feet nose to butt (not including his tail which is another good foot at least). This way when we take him to the vet we don't have to put him in a crate.
He sleeps up against either my GF or I every night and in the morning he sees you open your eyes he starts to lick your hands. He also gives "kisses" on command and will hold out his paw for you.
As far as playing, he loves to play with ribbons and goes nuts when you brush him. When you leave for the day he stares out the window all day long until you come back.
I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as well and love it just as much as my cat. Dogs and Cats both bring you happiness in different ways.
They really are such awesome dogs! Mine: