I have both. I've had Sashwa since she was 7 weeks and she is now 17. I've had Ben the dog for about 2 years and he's about 3 to 3.5 years. He told me he was a funny looking red cat. He wants to play so bad with Sash but all she does is look at him like she's rolling her eyes at him. When she's laying on the floor he will go and put all his toys around her. He about the same weight as her - 14 lbs or so but he does look bigger.