We are considering get a cat (or kitten?) for the girls - 7 1/2 and 11. We had 3 cats before kids. The last one died about 4 years ago and she was the unfriendly one of the bunch so they really haven't had a pet. I am finally ready again I think (I hated the liter box smell in the house ...) but now have 2 girls that can scoop! Any tips on finding a "friendly" cat? I don't want to end up with one like our most recent one that wouldn't give us the time of day. We want a cuddler that will play. Any concerns or those in favor in getting a slightly older cat from the SPCA - just a couple of years old vs a kitten? I'll take any liter box tips while you are at it Favorite brand? Automatic cleaners?