Did you know  that there are more cats than dogs as pets in the U.S.? You don’t notice because cats mostly stay inside. I’m a die-hard dog fan and never even considered getting a cat until I met and fell in love with a certain breed: the Birman . Now, I’m an equal-opportunity pet owner. To see if a breed of cat can win you over, take a look at Angela Rixon’s latest: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds .