I'm trying to decide if I should head on down to my local pound and allow my heart strings to be tugged and take home one of these precious little darlings. The decision for true animal lovers like me seems obvious enough, but the deal is I already have a cat (about 4years old now) that I just adore. See, he is here, all by himself...and while I'm off during the summer he's just absolutely loving it! He's my little shadow, it's quite adorable. However, as the school year looms closer, I'm worried about him being by himself. Thus, wondering if I should get a kitten. Questions: The cat I have now is male, should I get another little male cat, or female? (yes, my cat is fixed) I'm thinking male, because boy cats IMHO are much sweeter! Also, if any of you out there have had any experience with introducing a new kitty with one you've had a while, please share. Espec if you live alone like me, but I don't mean to exclude those who have a house full of folks living w/them either. I also realize getting another pet is more food to buy, a trip or two to the vet, etc. However, I think it can be worth it!