CASE 1: Imagine a small white dog, perhaps a Bichon Frisé. He is wearing a red velvet smoking jacket, with a cream silk ascot around his neck. He sits in a large, luxurious, brown leather armchair, puffing on his pipe and muttering "indubitably" as he reads the newspaper.
CASE 2: Imagine this same image, but replace the small white dog with a soft gray kitten.
Personally, I feel that Case 1 is a better mental image. What say you?