I'm not new to cats, but I've never had a kitten. I am planning on getting one soon...I know cats are independent, but does this apply to kittens as well? If we got a kitten, would it be alright to stay home by itself from 7am to 4:30pm? I would place the kitten in a room, rather than let it roam the house. And be sure the room was "Kitten proof". I guess what I'm concerned with is the poor thing getting lonely? Especially since it probably would have been taken away from it's mother and siblings so recently?
Would it be better to get our adult cat first and get a kitten at a later time?