Just look at this face:
There's also a pair of 10-month-olds who are bonded and come as a package deal, and are cuter than the Dickens (cuz, let's face it, how cute is Dickens).
Maybe it wouldn't be totally nuts to end up with 3 cats and a dog, for a while. Maybe?
I mean, a recent example in ljworld suggested that one could just go out and get another pet without an extended period of mourning. Particularly if it's a cat. Cats are so easy.