LET'S TALK CATS!
Do I really want a cat?
This seems like such a simple question. Times
being what they are, and expenses being what they are, this is NOT a simple question. A Cat is very much a child, if this offends you, then no, you don't want a cat. If this comparison warms your heart,then possibly, you may want a cat. A cat needs attention and lots of it. A cat is expensive, but well worth it, but most imperative.....a cat needs a caring, loving and responsible person who has the time and patience to know, love and care.
What exactly, do you mean by expensive?
As with any living being, there are needs. From the beginning of your relationship, which will involve shots and check ups, to spaying or neutering, and on with different health problems which may occur.
Why can't I just get a cat and
let it grow up "naturally"?
To force a cat into a life without protection or controls, is very much the same as having a child and turning it loose outside to survive. ALL pets need care. All pets need neutered or spayed. Life quality depends on the surroundings provided by caretakers, and THAT, is what you become when you choose to adopt a cat. If you would like something cute and cuddly that requires no maintenance, there are stuffed animals available.