I am in love with a cat. A little kitten ran into the apartment last night when we opened the door. He is so cute and funny, but he really acts (and looks) like he has a home. But, Cat made me want a pet (well, we've been thinking about it for a while), but bf wants a ferret. He's had one before; I haven't. I know nothing about them. Have any of you had one? I'm thinking maybe Christmas present here, so I need to make up my mind (he's been asking for months). I'm worried about the smell. Three boys living together aren't really the best at cleaning, so that's my worry with any pet.