I had a cat for 19 years... she died and I dearly miss her.... We have been traveling allover the world... and therefor didn't even think about a new cat. Yesterday I was at Petsmart with my son and they had the cutiest cats from the shelter... I melted and was ready to bring one home... son wanted to take them ALL home... but resisted and talked to DH... he gave me 'the look'... inconvenient... traveling... BUT we don't do really or too long and cats are very easy companions. Oh how can I convince him as an extra note he had a dog when he was young and loved him... oh IF son could have a DOG!!!!