I see you have lots of portraits of (and many including) this cat. I have an all black cat called "Jake," who is a year old, and a lovely one called "Boo Radley," seventeen. I believe taking on animals is a commitment to care of them throughout their life cycle. I can't fathom the idea of living with a cat for a few years, (declawed, of course for the sake of the sofa), and giving her away, choosing a new one that goes better with the new furniture. No communication, no bond, just a thing on the order of a house plant. And I know from a veterinarian technician friend that such people often bring the old ones in -- (that is, three, four years old, who just no longer contribute to the right interior ambiance) -- for euthanasia. Fuck.