If you are not dead-set on a purebred, there are a lot of wonderful mixed breed cats out there. My cat is a who-knows-what, and he is the best cat I have ever had. Sweetest, most affectionate cat I have ever seen. The funny thing is the lady who bought his siblings at the petstore (there were no cats at all in the shelter, oddly enough, or we would have gotten one there) said, "Oh, you don't want him. He is not really friendly." However, as soon as we picked him up, he cuddled right in and started purring as loud as a motor! We think he just did not like the lady. LOL. He is an adult now, and you cannot keep him out of your lap if you try! Shove him off and he is right back on in a couple seconds. Hehe.