I keep thinking maybe it would be a good idea to get 2 cats or kittens so they would have someone to play with when we're gone during the day. Not that I work long hours, I work at a school from 7-2 through the week. My only drawback is the added expense. But I notice the 12 ounce cans of cat food are not much more than the 6 ounce online. I don't know. Maybe I should get one and add another later if I decide to. I have seen some bonded pairs for adoption. They would have to be good with kids and I don' t know how well an adult cat would tolerate my noisy family. Thought maybe a kitten could grow up with the chaos and get used to it. But if the cats grew up with kids they should be fine too. I'm kind of torn.