So next year I will be moving into a place that allows cats. I'm excited because I miss my cat, Snow White, at home (I'm @ college) that I've had since I was 4. I obviously can't bring her down because it would be too much stress for her, as much as I would want her down here with me. I don't want to feel like I'm replacing her, as she is the love of my life! But I miss the affection and presence of a cat soooo much. So I've pretty much decided to get a kitten next year. The thing is, my parents are freaking out because I will have to bring the kitten home for winter and summer break. They recently got two brother kittens from a guy @ work who has a cat that just had a litter. My dad HATES cats, so 3 cats in the house is more than pushing for him. I had considered bringing one of the brothers down next year, but I don't want to separate them (as they play with each other and leave my grouchy old cat alone). I've educated myself on taking care of a kitten, and I know that I will have $$$ put away for food, toys, any vet bills, etc. I will be living in a quad with 3 friends. If you don't know what a quad is, it's like an apartment, but each room is on its own lease, so you don't have to know 3 other people to get a room, you could be living with 3 random people, but luckily I'm not. But the quad is pretty small. My room will be 10x14, and a bathroom (no closet! where will I put all my purses?!) and then just a small kitchen that we all share. So the thing is, the kitten would be completely indoor. I don't want to risk allowing it outside (even though I would wait quite a few months and have a microchip in it) as someone could just pick it up, or it would get lost (all the doors to the quads look the same) and confused. I know having it indoor, it will need things to be occupied, and I won't be taking very many classes, and working less than 15 hours/week. Wow this is long, so I guess my question is, how can I maximized the space for the kitten (places to play, and storing things?) And also, make it known to my parents that I AM getting a cat, I will bring it home during breaks, and take care of it. Oh one more thing, the kitten would only be in the car for 2 hours a few times a year for when I go back home, I know there is medicine that I can give it so it's calm during the ride, any that you guys recommend? Thanks!