Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
There is a reason I'm a "dog person". If your dog was 50 times its size - he would die protecting you. If your cat was 50 times its size, it would eat you without hesitation.
Pretty much accurate, and I have three cats to go with two dogs.
Dog person here... if a cat did that around here, he'd only do it once.
The key here is to continually remind your pet that he is NOT 50 times your size - not unlike the way you raise children.Very few kids are as eager to please as a dog is. You still have to turn 'em into useful humans....