Cats do make lovely pets and are sometimes a better choice for first time pet owners. They don’t require as much attention as a dog, and can be self caring regarding food, toileting and pretty much grooming, unless you have a long hair breed.
Cats also can be left alone for up to 3 days no human contact as their dry food will keep them fed. I’ve seldom met a cat owner that stresses out over the fact they don’t have time for their pet on a certain day. Cats are happy with a scratching post, some toys, food and a great plsce to sleep, they do allow us to hold them and show them affection, but honestly I think they wre more happy simply watching what we do instead.