Getting a pet is a huge responsibility and you want to make sure that you are confident that you are willing to take it up. A pet is not a hobby or an accessory that you can keep for a while and then give away when you no longer want them. If you are not willing to take up the many tasks that come with taking care of a pet like vet visits, vaccinations, grooming, training etc., then do not get one. However, if you are certain and confident in your decision, then you should go ahead with it.
If you have made the decision to get a cat, then there are some thing you need to understand beforehand, especially if you have no prior experience of having a pet cat. First of all, all cats have different personalities, and unlike dogs, most cats do not warm up to their owners immediately. They are cautious animals and they will take their time before comfortable around you.
Cats are not overly affectionate either, of course they have their small moments where they will enjoy being held and petted and there are a few cats that are very affectionate, however you cannot force the cat to like you immediately or overwhelm it. You can however do bonding activities to bring the cat closer to you. You can play with the cat by getting it toys and playing with the toys. Another bonding activity that is now becoming popular is taking your cat out for walks. You can buy a cat leash at Catspatrol.com and see if your cat takes to the outdoors. Of course not every cat will enjoy this and it is important that you do not force it on your cat either. While cats are relatively quiet, they can still be great pets that get along well with their owners.