Words of advice for prospective cat owner?
1. Would the cat be more attached to me if I raised him/her since they were a kitten vs an adult cat?
2. Is it okay to leave the cat/kitten to roam the house while I'm at work during the day (full time 8 hour days)? I'm worried that they might destroy my furniture, but I was told that a scratching post would mitigate that problem (do they naturally gravitate towards scratching posts or you have to somehow teach them?)
3. I haven't decided whether to buy or adopt yet, but one barrier I have to adopting is that many require you to already have an older cat at home to guide/teach the kitten being adopted which I don't have. Are there serious downsides to having a kitten without adult cats around to teach/guide it?