If you can afford to take care of it and realize they can live 20 years. That is a big commitment. Don't be like those people who get an animal because it is cute and then have to give it away. That it is very cruel to the animal.
It's the best decision you could ever make! Cats are great pets; independant (so you can leave them at home for a few days), cuddly (so soft and never stinky) and their presence just makes you feel better.
Most definitely. Especially if you like animals that are more on the independent side and you're gone quite a bit. I would be sure, though, and hold a lot of them. I like the ones that are loving and like to be held, as opposed to those that try to jump out of your hands the minute you pick them up. They're wonderful. (But if you have plenty of time to spend with it and don't mind the dependency, go with a dog! Nothing like them!!!!) ^_^
I have always had dogs and birds, but a teeny 3 week old kitten was found blowing in the wind during Superstorm Sandy, in NJ. In a week moment, I adopted her. Kittens are cute and playful, but a monumental amount of work. Had I known this, I might have decided not to bring "Sandy" the kitten home. They are quite amusing and great to watch, but as I said, a lot of work! Be absolutely sure before you bring one home!