GuyRule #546.0: Dogs v. Cats
If you and the lady are getting a pet, you must decide that a dog is the pet for you. If however she gets a cat you must then go and get a dog anyway. No man wants a cat. You must be nice to it when SHE is around, but as soon as SHE is gone....chase it around the house and out the door (never be cruel to it though).
Its the rule. -Rob Marrey