Hello all. I'm looking for advice please. Ive resisted getting my kids (early teens) a cat until now due to the factors listed below but they have sadly lost their mum and so im keen to understand from this forum if there are any breeds that would suit the below factors. I would not want the new cat to be unhappy because it was placed in an environment unsuitable for its nature. Appreciate the answer might be there is no such breed but any suggestions welcome. 1. The hardest issue is that (embarrassingly) i am diagnosed with OCD and while I have been able to look after friends cats for a couple of days and I am able to clean out their litter tray, I really struggle with cats jumping onto worktops. I appreciate many on this forum will find this hard to relate to but it can make me really ill with stress which in turn would create a stressful environment for both the kids and the new cat. Appreciate all cats can and do jump but are there breeds which are less interested in jumping and climbing? 2. We live in a flat in a busy city so the cat would need to be happy being permanently indoors. Lazy/docile breed best? 3. Someone would be in the flat most of the time so it would NOT be alone while everyone at work/school. 4. A smaller cat would be preferable but I guess this is least important 5. there are no young children or any other pets in the flat but I'm not very confident with pets. I don't mind kittens being hyper but I would be uneasy with something large jumping and pouncing on me. So a breed that develops into a laid back, loving and friendly (preferably small) adult that loves to be picked up and hugged would be best for our family. Is this a lost cause? Please say so but i would really welcome any constructive suggestions for breeds that meet the above criteria. Thank you to anyone able to help.