It's never bothered me if people refer to their cats as dog like. I've been referring to my Sky as a kitty dog for many years now because he loves people and attention like most dogs do. He's very outgoing for a cat and doesn't seem to be afraid of any one. Most of my other cats will hide when they hear some one coming over but he looks forward to it. When he goes to the vet, he can't wait to be let out of his carrier so he can see everyone. My other cats don't want to be out of the carrier and most of them are very scared at the vets. Sky will give everyone headbutts.