I think you should go with the cat. And as long as you aren't like the "wierd Cat Guy" with like 10 cats its cool. I think chicks would dig a guy with a cat, cuz most chicks have and like cats while most guys dont dig 'em, so that would be a good thing.Anyway, if you dont go with the cat did you ever consider a skunk? They rock! You can get one from a domestic skunk breeder.