So you're interested in getting a dog or cat. Perhaps your children are hounding you for a furry friend. Or maybe there's a spot on the sofa that really needs to be filled by a cute package of fur. There are so benefits to owning a pet - but - with pet possession comes a whole lot of responsibility.
Cats are incredibly popular as domestic pets. Also, they are beautiful, fluffy and affectionate, but a lot more self-reliant than pups. Most felines can be still left alone all day long (or even overnight) without ill-effect. Pet cats tend to eat much less that pups (apart from the toy variety of dog), and they don't require double daily walks, intensive training, or constant guidance. Pet cats and kittens are a breeze to house-train, too. Just provide them with a litter-box and some litter tucked away in a calm spot of the basement, and you could be confident your kitty will litter train itself.
Finally, cats shed - sometimes a whole lot. If you're a neat freak, this can be something you would not appreciate. So if considering a cat or kitten for your pet, be sure to think about whether you can handle cleaning the kitty litter box on a daily basis, vacuuming a lot, and dealing with the opportunity of furniture harm.