That's a good idea about an older cat- trouble is, hubby will only let me have 2 cats at a time, if I could adopt more I would consider some adults. But I love kittens so much, I feel going thru kittenhood with them is one of the greatest joys in life. I would hate to miss it. I can also train them to grow up in our household's habits, etc. I DID adopt an adult once, I won't go into details, but it was a very bad experience, so I'm afraid I won't be doing that.