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:D Well, we have had a dog for about 8 years. We wanted her to be an indoor dog and hired a trainer and everything but it just didn't work out. She is just too darn hyper and did too much damage. She is now a strictly outdoor dog and hasn't been inside for a long time but is very happy in her big fence. Anyway we have always still wanted a pet to cuddle with and live with us strictly indoors. I want to get a cat that will always be affectionate, not just ignore us when it gets older. I have done some reasearch and it seems that the breeds known for being lap cats are Bombay, Cornish Rex, and Devon Rex, or at least those breeds' descriptions fit what we want. Unfortunatley they are pretty rare and WAY too expensive. Around $650! Any ideas for the right breed??? Thankyou. :D[/b]
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You can definately find an affectionate regualar ol' domestic short hair. :)

Just make sure you give him/her plenty of attention and they will love you for it! Cats though are quite independant and have more of a mind of their own than dogs. You can pretty much make a dog do what you want it to when you want it to, but a cat will only do something if it wants to. Sometimes I want to lay with my kitten but he just wants to play etc... hopefully as he gets older he will calm down.

It's hard to judge how a cat will act as an adult when it's a kitten I'd think, so you might want to look into a cat that's already a year or two old at the shelters. You'd probably have an easier time choosing a tame lap cat that way. You'd also be doing him/her quite a favor because older cats are harder to adopt and they may not have been adopted otherwise.
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