We are thinking about getting a cat. Tim grew up with a cat and a dog so he is familiar with the pet responsibilities. I did not grow up with a pet, but feel like I am a "cat person" rather than a "dog person". With my summer off, I feel like this would be a great time to get a cat. I could help it get used to our home and used to us. I do not worry about the responsibility of a pet, but I do worry that it might be lonely when school starts and I will go back to work. Tomorrow, I will go down to the Iowa Animal Rescue League and ask some questions about cat adoption. I might even visit some cats. I am interested in your views on pets and adopting a cat.