Are you a cat person or a dog person? I love cats. I like dogs too, but you have to walk them and clean them and teach them things. Cats are so much easier. They clean themselves, walk themselves and many can even hunt. You don't need to teach them not to jump on your guest and not to bark at the mail man. And they give you gifts too. My cat has so far brought me two dead mice and one that was very much alive .