I had cats for many years and they were fab. They get me through each day even now they are passed, remembering them. Like Deb though, I dont feel able to have another pet just yet. Maybe next year. It is certainly something to aim to. Love to watch the dogs on the beach.
And found a channel called KittenTv on Amazon, which has hour long episodes of kittens playing. Watched one earlier, they were being dropped into a play area in a 'hot air balloon' one at a time. They play until they fall asleep, while classical music is being played. For those not yet able to have pets