I've never got along with cats. They tend not to like me, and I them. Not for lack of effort though.
It's pretty telling that the best thing you can say about a cat is that it acts like a dog.
My family is actually getting a pair of barn cats, because the rabbits and mice are destroying everything we own, especially my moms plants which is pretty much a death sentence at my house. Add in a goofy but useless dog, and we need some cold blooded killers.
The cats are ones that would never be able to live indoors with a family, so theyed either live their lives at the shelter or get put down. When you first get them, you have to keep them in a crate and feed them every day and change their litter box till they get used to you and realize they get their food from you. Then you put them in the barn/she'd where you want them to live, and feed them every day and they should stick around. It's a pretty cool thing.
I'm taking suggestions on names. Not sure on the genders, but probably gonna go with serial killers. Jack and Ted are the current front runners.
Will post cat pictures when they get here.