Before getting a pet...
Now... wanting and dreaming about a pet is one thing but actually owning one is something else.
Is there something that I can do in my own apartment that will make me see if I can actually live with a cat and care for it before I bring a living thing into the house?
I have kept tropical fish that require a lot of work and maintenance. I have had 3 x 135Gal tanks with various species of cichlids in my place and only sold them because I had to move. Again to some people fish, especially these size tanks and species, are a lot of work. To me it was a no biggie.
So bottom line is, how do I know that I really WANT a cat in my life and not just on paper? How did you decide that you really wanted a pet?