I am jumping on the "I wanna cat" bandwagon, maybe. Still much to consider. On th topic of litter boxes: I used to HATE cleaning it when I lived in PA, now we clean them twice a day at work and it doesn't bother me in the least anymore. Do it frequently, and you just get used to it. Soooo much better to dig one bowel movement out of the box than waiting around and getting a dozen out. Plus, it's so much more sanitary and nice for the cat to always have a clean box. Customers will tell me that they clean it like onc every two weeks and I think that is just vile. Nobody likes to step in their own poop.