Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Simpsonville, SC
If your boyfriend is really that against it, I would try to discuss all of the pros and cons with him before making any decisions (no point in getting really excited about a new kitty if its never going to happen).
Also, don't get another cat simply for your current cat... get one because YOU want another one. Make sure you can afford food, supplies and vet bills for two cats.
That being said - a second cat may be the best idea. A lot of people think cats are solitary creatures but many enjoy the company of another cat (or two, or ten...) and do very well with a buddy to play around with. I personally don't think mine would enjoy it (he's very jealous and gave me the cold shoulder for weeks when I brought home two foster kittens).
Talk it out and decide what is best for everyone in this situation, but I'm thinking a second cat would help out a lot.
"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast."