Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jul 17, 2015
(I'm a cat person - so take this with a pinch of salt!)
The two tabby cats I've owned (at different times) were very friendly, independent, but loving. Yes, they don't show obvious signs of affection like dogs, but these cats would come and be around me every now and then, and are grateful for me taking care of them.
They're super easy to take care of. Just make sure you feed them daily, they have fresh water, and the kitty litter isn't dirty. Other than that, they'll take care of themselves.
The only downside of these creatures is that because they wander by themselves, something could happen to them while they're out and you wouldn't know. That's exactly what happened to mine - unfortunately they got hit by cars (and yes they were castrated). So if you live in a busy suburb, my advice is not to have these energetic cats.