Hello ladies, i really love animals and i always imagined when i moved out from my parents and got my own place that i would get a dog... I would love to have a dog, i had one when i was younger and was absolutly devistated when he died.. (a reason why DF isnt keen on having a pet) Upon thinking about it i dont think that it would be fair to have a dog bacause i work 9-5.30 and df works for a school, so there would be noone at home during the day, we have talked about getting a cat...i know cats are more independant, would a cat be ok on its own from 8.30 to 4? i dont know too much about cats as my parents have a dislike towards them. i am still thinking about a cat as i dont know if i like the idea of just letting a cat out to do whatever (really afraid of it getting ran over or hurt) so another part of me thinks maybe we shouldnt get a pet at all, me and Df have got our own house and are getting married and hopefully going to try for a baby next year...but sometimes the house just seems so empty... is this really selfish? sorry if this sounds like rambeling...typing at work!