Hi everyone, Here's the deal... 4 months ago, I moved into a fabulous apartment -- great location, tons of space, and affordable rent. It's not without its problems (it's a 3rd floor unit in a ca. 1885 Victorian house) but there's really only one thing about it that bugs me... My landlady (who's kind of a b*tch) won't let me have a pet! Apparently, the girl who lived there before me had a cat, and she never cleaned up after it. It had peed allover the hardwood floors, and the stench when I moved in was unbearable! (I had to disinfect and air out my closet for 4 days before I could put my clothes away!) So, my landlady outlawed pets in the house. (My neighbors in the other 2 apartments can't have them either.) I've been a very good, responsible tenant so far, but my landlady hasn't exactly been the best. She's extremely lax about upkeep on the house (which is quite alot, considering its age) and it takes her on average 4-6 weeks to respond to a maintenance request. I feel it would be fair to ask her if I could have a cat -- providing, of course, that I take better care of it (and my apartment) than the previous tenant! Any suggestions on how to broach the subject to her? I love my apartment and would like to stay there till I can afford to buy, but living by myself gets really lonely, and I'd sure love to have a furry companion!