We have two cats who are adored by myself and hubby. They are loving and affectionate, though they do change their mind over which of us is flavour of the month. Currently, it's me (hooray!) I am followed everywhere I go, have no privacy whatsoever and am constantly howled at. I love it. It's nice to be loved! I don't like human babies, but anything furry and I am besotted (I'm that person at a party that goes straight for the nearest animal) A couple of rescue centres near us have recently taken in over 70 cats between them and are struggling to cope. Which got me thinking... I'd love to help and take in a rescue kitten or young cat (I think an older cat might upset my boys) but I'm worried about how my boys will react to a new cat/kitten being introduced. We have recently moved to a large three bedroom house with two secure courtyard areas. We don't let our boys into the garden for safety/security/my own sanity. I feel like we have this big home that feels a bit empty now. We moved from a reasonably sized two bedroom flat. We've been advised that if we wanted a kitten we will need to adopt two as they are happier with a friend, or wait for an older kitten who can be adopted solo. I'm not sure whether four cats would be too many, or if any addition would be cruel to my boys. Hubby is fully supportive of whatever I choose to do. We went for one kitten 5 years ago and ended up bringing home our two... I couldn't resist the little gremlin-looking kitten that had stink eye from falling face first into the litter tray and looked utterly furious at the rest of the world. Thoughts? Experiences? Am I on a downward slope towards cat hoarding?