I admit it; I'm an animal hater. Unless you have a lot of land for them to run around on, you shouldn't have one. Keeping a animal in a crate in your basement is cruel (I know, this coming from the bridge, brick and pillow case guy) and you are just using them for what you think is affection. You also condition them to be amazed by what they perceive as new. So when I come to your house they jump up on me and freak out because they are so used to only seeing the inside of a cage for half their day.
All that being said, I want a cat. Not some stupid back ally spawn of a tom and a whore. No, I want a toyger. Some freak in California is spending millions of dollars to bread cats that resemble tigers. They will have the same stripes as tigers, larger paws, a bigger over all bone structure and perpendicular stripes on their heads. These cats, like their larger cousins, love water and will play in a pool if you give them one. People say they have many dog-like traits with out the ever annoying barking. They shed very little, and are playful without needing constant attention. Sign me up! Oh yeah, except for the fact that they cost a few thousand bucks. Damn! Where, my pillow case?