I have wanted to get my own cat for a long time, but it has not been possible as I previously lived in a small second floor flat. I have just moved to a bigger first floor flat and I think that it might be more viable now, but I am worried about two things:
1) There is no garden with my flat and there are a lot of roads nearby
2) I am a teacher, and I often spend the holidays visiting my parents
I would like to know whether cat lovers think it would be reasonable to own a cat under these circumstances. I am more than willing to bring the cat with me to my parents' house if I go there to visit, but my mum seems to think that a cat would not travel well and would not be able to adjust to two different environments. The holidays I am talking about are the long ones of maybe 4-6 weeks at a time.
At the end of the day I don't want to get a cat if I can't do it justice in looking after it, so I'm looking for honest opinions!