My wife and I have been talking about getting a cat, but our apartment complex charges a $250 deposit and $25 per month to have an animal in our apartment. They currently don’t charge anything to have children though. The only assumption I can draw from this is that they consider a cat more of a threat to their complex than a child.
Which is funny, because I’ve never seen cats congregating beneath the interstate overpasses to smoke weed. I did see one loitering near the fence, but he didn’t stick around long. The kids on the other hand are noisy, dangerous and while they may not pee on the carpet, I’ve known them to be much more creative. Junior high students are especially good at this. Cats also bathe themselves regularly. Junior high students are especially bad at this.
But the almighty dollar rules the day; I suppose we’ll have to leave the cats and dogs to the bourgeoisie and settle for children. I’ll be sure to let you all know when we find a stray. (If it’s a boy, I’ll name him ‘Fluffy’ in protest.)