Personality. Each of our fur kids has so much personality. Hayley, the dog, is super smart and good natured. She learns tricks with ease and wants so much to please us. Our cat Cameron is a gentle 'ruler' and divides his time between us. He enjoys lap time and sleeping under the covers. Chance is charismatic and silly and loves to play. He talks back quite a bit too. Jasper is more shy, but comes alive when he sees you with a brush. Lap time is infrequent, but always cherished.
We need to quite leaving the house for work and focus full time on play and petting. Also, cats should be allowed on the counter, and should be fed anytime they want. :)