I just ran into my building’s manager and remembered that I wanted to ask him if pets are allowed in the building. Specifically cats. And it turns out they are.
So now I just need to decide if I actually want to get one, where to get it from (probably the pound!), and other details like “does cat go outside” (which will probably be yes given that I like to hang out with the window wide open all summer long). It’d be nice to have something warm and moderately snuggly, and something to talk to besides myself and my imaginary friends, but on the other hand oh god then I’ll be RESPONSIBLE for another LIFE.