||[Mar. 3rd, 2012|10:35 am]
The Question Club
I really would like to get a cat. I've never taken care of a cat before (only fish and other marine organisms), but I've been doing a lot of research.
There are two things stopping me however:
1) I do planning on moving around a lot for probably the next decade or so. I'll be moving probably every two years to (ideally) places all over the United States. I don't know how stressful this will be for a cat.
2) Currently, I basically make enough money to cover all my bills. I usually have about fifty bucks at the end of the month for "extravagant" spending. How much does it cost a month to take care of a cat? How often should I take a cat to a vet? Once a year? Only when he/she appears to be getting sick?
I also really want a cat because I live alone and often get lonely. My dad told me that when he lived alone, he would get lonely, too, and having a cat really made that a lot easier.
Should I wait to get a cat? Should I wait until I'm settled somewhere and have more disposable income?