Not really. Besides-- I always get cat-friendly furniture.<quoted text>
See, that's the other reason I'll get a dog...less chance of them tearing up furniture with claws. Though they do still tear up furniture, they can be trained not to.
It's very hard to train a cat.
I can **always** get more cheap furniture, after all-- it's only stuff.
But a cat or dog? Is both an investment in companionship, but also in time, energy and affection.
More than worth a shredded couch or three.
But that's me-- your mileage may vary.