yeah, I think that's my plan too. I'd prefer a dog, but I think a cat would probably make more sense. My only issue with cats is that there are some that are great/friendly and then some that are anti-social and bratty (if cat can be such a thing). I don't see the point in having a cat that is unloving and anti-social...kind of defeats the purpose in getting a pet if you ask me.
Okay time for a dumb question: Are there certain breeds of cats that are friendlier than others? For example golden retrievers are known to be some of the friendliest dogs...is there such a breed among cats?
definitely! from wiki:
"Ocicats are a very outgoing breed. They are often considered to have the spirit of a dog-in a cat's body. Most can easily be trained to fetch, walk on a leash and harness, come when called, speak, sit, lie down on command and a large array of other dog-related tricks. Some even take readily to the water. Ocicats are also very friendly. They will typically march straight up to strangers and announce that they'd like to be petted. This makes them great family pets, and most can also get along well with animals of other species. Ocicats make excellent pets for people who want to spend a lot of time with their cat, but they do require more attention than cats who aren't so people-oriented."
But like someone said, all cats are complex and they all have their own personalities. I've had my american shorthair since he was a baby and he loves being held and he comes when called. Definitely taking him with me to Atlanta to a cat-friendly apt.