Recently I found out that the woman who lives two doors down from us has moved out. And she's just left her cat behind on the streets!
He's a lovely animal and he often comes up to me to be stroked and allows me to play with him. He's goes by the name of brookie
he's been on the streets since Friday, but we only found out off the landlord yesterday that she's left and not taken the cat, so we've been leaving food out for him
I desperately want to take him in!
My only problem is my current cat.
He's 1 in April and very spoiled. He's a house cat and only goes in the garden when the weather is nice. But last time he did he got into a fight with a neighbourhood cat. And he hates other pets.
I'm very worried that if I take him in they will fight and I'll have to give brookie away
My orignal plan was, when I see brookie again, I will take him into my home and keep my cat downstairs. I will let brookie have free roam of the bedroom, where our current cat has his bed, litter box and food, so he knows the scent of our cat. Then after a few hours, take him downstairs and let our cat come up and take in his scent.
Then I will put brookie in the carry cage and place him in the room with our cat. And next time I'll place our cat in the cage whilst brookie has free roam.
My problem with that is, I don't know where brookie can stay at night! My cat has free roam of the bedroom, stairs and hallway at night, and we can't keep him alone in the living room because we have leather furniture and the landlord would go crazy if brookie scratched it all or broke anything. Even our current cat can't be left unsupervised in the living room.
So what do you think?
Should I take brookie in and hope my plan works?
Any suggestions for sleeping arrangements until the pair get along?
I know a woman who would take brookie if we can't keep him, but id much prefer to keep him in a place he knows.