Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Washington State
Should we get one more???
We've been asked to take in another cat by a good friend of mine who rescued him, but can't keep him because of her three boxers and the fact that they want the cat for dinner, not as a playmate. My husband says absolutely not, but I just can't get him out of my mind. My friend has taken him to the vet, he's had all shots and has been neutered. He's about 7 months old, coco-brown with black tabby stripes and a white patch on his chest. He's a total love-bug.
Here's my dilemma... We had Fuzzy (Silver) for six years as a single cat before we got Monkey, then three months later we got Jet. Monkey and Jet are best buddies, would be totally lost without each other. Fuzzy hates both of them. It took well over a year until all three could be in a room together without hissing and extreme tension. Now that we've had the two boys for three years, they've worked out a sort of truce with Fuzzy, still hate each other, but there is enough space here that they can each have their own territory and not have to be near each other very much.
If we were to bring in one more cat and mess up the truce they've spent three years building, I just don't know how that would work. I'm sure our two young boys would accept another cat without any problems, they're so friendly and outgoing they would love to have another playmate. I just don't know what it would do to Fuzzy. She's 9-1/2 years old, dealing with a chronically sore paw and now lower back arthritis, so she's stiff and sore and likes to be left alone. But at the same time, I just can't stand the though of the rescued cat not having a good home when we could provide a forever home for him.
I feel really torn between keeping the peace that it's taken us so long to get here and on the other hand giving a home to a cat who really deserves to have a forever family but might upset the balance we have going. I've talked to everyone i know who might be interested or know someone who might willing to take this cat in.
Of course, the hardest part would be to talk my DH into it, he's not at all happy about the idea.
Help!!!! What would you do? I feel ripped apart and can't get it off my mind.