Oh, and my youngest son also prefers cats to dogs.
My middle child is in college, and he took in a stray kitten. There was a whole litter of strays. The mother cat got killed.....on purpose, according to the story that my son was told.......shot. Each kitten got adopted by a fraternity brother. He was living in the fraternity house at the time.
His kitten is quite a pistol. He spent a couple of weeks here between semesters, and, boy, does he take over a household. My husband says you have to be a tough kitten to live in a frat house. I guess. He strutted around here like he owned the place!!