Hi, I am a young professional, living alone in 3 bed house, with full time job working varied hours/days. I am considering (more or less made my mind up) that im going to get a cat (most likely kitten). I however have a concern that due to the hours I work I wont be home enough to spend time with or even let It in/out the house - a catflap is not an option. As a rough idea I can be out the house at 0300 and not be back for 11 hours or leaving at noon for a similar duration. Often working 4 days a week maybe more in summer, less in winter. The hours and shift duration can vary greatly but never will be more than 13 hours. That being said, its a fairly spacious house so the cat being stuck inside (or outside if it wishes) for these periods can’t be that bad. I hope thats given enough background, i’m looking for experienced cat owners opinions on whether this is a fair thing to do to a cat. Thanks in advance.