After Sophie passed away, I took a break from having pets. I missed him, and didn’t feel like he was replaceable. It was also nice not to have to vacuum up cat hair for a while.
Even with the most loved cats, the cat hair gets tiresome. It just keeps coming. You’re at work and you find it on your pants. You’re eating and it somehow gets into your mouth. Fur is much better on the body of the grower, than it is loose.