My friends relentlessly make fun of me for having a cat as a guy (did I just assume my own gender?). Whatever, they can fuck off. Having a cat is awesome. My very first apartment out of college was a an old house owned by a bunch of drunk Polish immigrants who did the bare minimum of maintenance work to not be condemned. I had rodents now and then, so I bought a cat. Lomax is the shit. I can leave him alone for a long weekend and not have to board him. He kills shit and presents his kill to me. He hangs out when I'm just flopping around the house. Focus: Guys with cats and how awesome pets are in general. Alt-Focus: What are stupid pets to have besides snakes? Anti-Focus: If push came to shove, could you eat your pet if you were starving?