i never felt like i owned my dog when he was outside, he'd have a mind of his own then.Dogs are wonderful for taking for walks and socializing with other dog owners. Cats and tortoises do go well together i agree. i have cats now so i voted cat. Cats are often misunderstood as it takes longer to get to know their personalities and you can't truly own a cat like you can a dog, you can only be its friend.
i'd say "Here! Here! and he look at me like "F U"
but he was very good inside! LOL