Did you ever consider raising a dog, in addition to all your cats?
I have dogs… I’ve almost always had a dog at any given point in my life. They’re eh, y’know? I mean, if you’re into living with a needy sort of dependent, then they’re right up your ally. Me? I’m more for the adorable, asshole roommate variety. That don’t smell. Or make you feel guilty with their eyes. Or unintentionally leave messes. Intentional’s fine.