First of all let me start by making a disclaimer to all the cat people out there that have all kinds of patience. I'm sure there are some. Unfortunately, I'm just not one of them:)
I believe patience is what separates the dog people from the cat people. Its only a hypothesis of course. But here are my findings:
Dog people are calm. Well maybe not always, but it helps when dealing with canines.
When a dog gets on something he's not supposed to, the dog person says in a calm but firm voice, "Down."
Cat People, not so much. If the dog gets on something he's not supposed, the response is: "Get your ass down."
Dog person tells a dog, "Sit." Repeats in a calm voice, "Sit."
Cat person tells a dog, "Sit." Dog ignores cat person. "Damn it, sit!"
Dog person tells dog to stay. "Stay." Holds up hand to indicate stay. "Stay,"He/she reiterates dragging out the word.
Cat person tells dog to stay. Dog ignores cat person. This time cat person responds with a blasphemy in front of the stay. And also makes a hand gesture but its not the one to stay.
Dog person says "Quiet," in voice of authority to stop dog barking.
Cat person says, "Don't make me come out there."
I think dogs are wonderful, faithful creatures. I truly do. Cats are just all kinds of easier.