If you are planning on getting a cat then please consider adopting one from your local Cat Rescue. Not only would you be giving a rescued cat a home ,they offer the best possible health care and low cost sterilisation and microchip service. At certain times of the year Springtime, they will have many Kittens to choose from. Maybe you could choose two from the homeless cats. Two cats can be easier than one, especially if the house is empty during the day. This is the link to my local Cat Rescue in Perth, Western Australia. Over the years i have had three cats from them ,they have all been lovely cats who fitted into our family.