I desperately want a pet. Two goldfish just ain't cutting it. I've always loved cats and would love to have another one, but my BIL is so severely allergic that it means he would NEVER get to come visit. They live out of town so our house is the "hotel house", and it's just not worth it to basically shun him from my house for a cat. So what I'm looking for is a pet that's like a cat - independent, mellow, can roam the house without worrying about peeing all over or chewing up the furniture, litter-trainable, etc. Not too demanding, eh?Any suggestions? I'm not at all opposed to "alternative" pets like ferrets or chinchillas, either.