Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Posted Jan 02, 2014
Cats are awesome pets. My husband and I adopted Cupid from a shelter when he was about three years old. He's almost 17 now, and has been a fantastic companion. He's smart and funny, and we couldn't imagine our lives without him.
The age-old question, "Are you a dog or a cat person?" always baffles me. I could never choose between the two. In my opinion, it's like comparing apples to oranges! Cats are much more independent than dogs. They're a perfect pet choice for apartment or city dwellers, or owners who are gone from the house for long periods of time. While our dog requires daily walks and lots of outdoor play, our cat is content to sleep the day away in a sunny corner of the kitchen.
In my experience, each cat differs greatly in temperament and the level of affection they like to give (they range from stand-offish to can't peel them off your lap). I suggest that if you have strong desire to have a cat with a specific personality that you adopt an older cat that you can spend a little time with first to get some idea of its temperament--it's hard to tell with a young kitten.