September 16, 2007 11:22 PM Subscribe
KittyFilter: Help me find a feline friend! Lengthy background and requirements after the jump.
posted by dantekgeek to pets & animals (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I just moved to New York for school, and while I adore the city and the freedom of living on my own, I miss the constant companionship of my family and dogs back home.
I've only ever had dogs as pets, but I just couldn't bring myself to have a dog in the city, especially when the dark of winter sets in and going out to walk it starts to feel more akin to Shackleton's trek than a stroll around the block.
I've always wanted a cat, but I really don't know anything about them other than the basics (four legs, hair, tail, invisible bicycle, etc). I do know that different breeds have different personalities, but I wouldn't know where to start looking to find out which of them match best with what I'm looking for in a kitty. I know cats tend to be loners, but I'd really like to find a furry friend who needs my affection as much as I need his. Loyal, playful, etc– all the best characteristics of a dog, but without all the drool and barking. Perhaps something trained in the ways of LOLcattery...
Additionally, while I certainly don't want anything resembling a shaved rat, it would be a plus if whatever cat I end up getting won't shed hair all over my clean minimalist room. I realize shedding is a natural part of being a feline, but I'm sure there are some breeds that shed more than others.
Am I out of luck, am I asking too much, or is it only a matter of time until I'm taking care of my very own fluffball.