Hi everyone! This post isn't for me, basically my younger brother is breathing over my head watching every word I type. Just kidding. Basically he needs my help to convince our parents to let him get a pet of his own. I decided to help him, because I had his troubles way back when I was a kid too. Except apparently my ways of convincing weren't very good and I got in a huge fight with my mom, leaving me a bit unsocial for the rest of my life. That's why I need as much help from everyone here as I can get. He really wants his own cat. It would be from the shelter. He would feed it and play with it and blah blah blah. He's pretty responsible for his age too (he's 12). He feeds,waters, grooms, and excersices his horse every day, and he also feeds the family pets. Also what are the pros and cons of cats? I asked my dad what pet he would get, and he said, "Well, I would NEVER get a cat, it would ruin all the furniture." Do cats really scratch furniture. Do scratching posts stop them from doing that. Would you get 1 or 2 cats? If you were him, what would you do to convince your parents to get you a cat. What would you say? Would you write a letter. I'd feel bad if he went through what I went through so any help, and as much help as possible, would be amazing!