WRT cat/dog question:

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."

Churchill, allegedly.
I agree completely. Pigs are very under rated. One of my best friends many years ago was a Gloucester Old Spot called Gertrude Sty.

Dogs annoy me because they're too clingy. Cats I love because they have a certain distain and yet seek out company when they feel it's appropriate.

I have however dealt with the concept that it would be cruel to keep a saddleback or a tamworth as a house pet.
Sadly not, but do you seriously believe *anything* tastes better than a bacon buttie? 8-)
Without any great difficulty, actually. I quite liked bacon back when, but it's not something I've really missed.
I never liked bacon. Always liked the smell though, so I can quite happily stand around while Jason fries some up and not actually be remotely tempted to eat it.
Chicken jalfrezi springs immediately to mind.
As does roast beef with yorkshire pudding, gravy, carrots, and roast potatoes.