Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Mar 28, 2015
I adopted a cat sort of by osmosis when my housemate picked up a stray that was living in the walls shortly before I moved in. She was a small, fragile black kitty that grew quickly and lively in the eight months that I was living there. We were both single young women with working lives who often didn't have time to care for a pet, but this cat did really well. She was lively, cute, good with houseguests and very low-maintenance. The only concern was if she got out, she wasn't prepared to defend herself and she didn't yet know her way back home. If you do get a cat, it is low maintenance and a good pet for a single working person, but make sure you get the proper vaccinations, microchipped, etc. and have vet policy on hand in case it gets sick. At the beginning, there is a little expense and effort involved, but cats are extremely rewarding pets for the busy individual.