It's been over a year since our Little Cat passed away. We are not in a hurry to get another kitty. At some point I may well end up with a dog, but I am convinced that this would have to be after I am done working full time. In the meantime, I have unrestricted use of a loaner cat from next door. Not the brightest bulb on the tree, true, and certainly not the most well behaved kitty, but the price is right and the arrangement seems to suit both of us.