I like cats, but I'd prefer not to own one. Unfortunately, I own two. A mother and son duo. The mom, Bernice, is a beautiful domestic long-hair and a total cat stereotype -- independent, aloof, everything on her terms, with a don't-bother-me attitude. If I didn't have to feed her or put out clean litter I'd never even know that she lived here. Her son, Man Man, on the other hand, is a very large, attractive, sleek domestic short-hair with, mostly, the personality of a dog -- lovable, attention seeking, loyal. He requires lots of effort and is always wanting something. I want to hate him but he's just so darn lovable.