I was serious and am not suffering from dementia. Nor do I have a difficulty in knowing where my marbles are.
Some time ago, I had a run in with a Siamese cat, which attacked me for no reason. This was when I was visiting a client and had done nothing to upset this obnoxious animal. Hence my disliking domestic cats, as unlike dogs they are too independent for my tastes.
Incidentally, I have a major love for all other cats in particular the tiger, which I consider the most beautiful animal in existence. I was also born in the year of the tiger, which has nothing to do with my admiration for this undoubted king of the beasts.
I never had any incident with cats but I really don't like them. There's something about cats that turns me so off. I feel they have a bit of an evil side to them but that's only my personal take. Other people tend to adore them or so it seems.
But on the other hand, like you, I absolutely adore baby tigers. And love, love, love dogs. Not only these animals are beautiful but also, they look so innocent and I absolutely worship that notion – innocence and beauty together. Dogs are especially loyal so that's another great attribute on their part. I love dolphins a great deal. Same reasons. Big fan of birds too!