Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jan 12, 2015
I’ve had my two cats for about the last four years. For the most part, I’ve loved having cats. They’ve been a comfort to me in tougher times, and their antics provide endless entertainment.
That being said, cats are not for everybody. I got my first cat as a kitten, and he was so high-energy that I just couldn’t give him as much attention as he needed, so I got another cat. Especially if you’re getting a younger cat, I would recommend just getting two. There’s not much more work involved in feeding and cleaning up after two, and they’ll be much happier overall.
You don’t need to train cats, and for most of them, you couldn’t train them even if you wanted to. Cats have distinct personalities: some are more affectionate, some are more playful, some of them are calm, and some of them are high-strung. It’s what makes them so fun and interesting, but if you have specific expectations about how a cat is supposed to be, you might end up disappointed.
If you want a more low-maintenance pet, I would definitely recommend a cat or cats.