If anyone has followed my story you know I have a small boy kitten that I adopted. He was wondering around my workplace looking quite confused and in search of a caretaker. He was only 4-5 weeks old so i scooped him up and gave him a forever home. Now he is a spoiled baby who has a great life.
I would also like to add that i am not the type to adopt every animal I see (however i would like to
) but in Chopper's case he needed me and I have been in love ever since.
Back to my topic, I have a beautiful dark haired Bengal girl kitten wondering around the work place now. She looks to be about 5-6 months old. She is such a love, she cries at the front of the building until somebody comes out to give her love. Since my workplace is mostly men they don't approve of me feeding or loving on her but ive been secretly doing both anyhow. I am now considering bringing her home but I have many concerns.
1. She may possibly be pregnant because the big tom cat stray has been having sex with her for the last few days.
2. She probably has fleas, lice, tick and other buggy problems. (Lice is a problem in my area with these strays- Chopper was infested when i first took him home).
3. Chopper may not want a big sister- as much as i think he needs a playmate what if he get upset about it?
4. Lastly, the biggest concern is basically a summary of all of the above concerns. How can I bring a buggy infested baby into my home who could possibly share her issues with Chopper whom i've worked tirelessly to get healthy and bug free. What if this little girl has other diseases I may not even be aware of that she could share with Chopper?
I suppose what i'm looking for is ideas or advice on the best way to bring a feral kitty with may issues into a home with a kitty who has no issues.
I wish it was as simple as taking her to the vet and just having her "gone thru" per say. Fix her, clean her, make sure she doesn't have any diseases, vaccinate her and get her 100% so when I bring her into her possible new home I can be content. However, i know things don't work like this- it will take time to do these things.
Part of me thinks i need to just drop this idea and accept that there are feral kitties out there and not all of them need homes. She may be happy out there all independent and free. She sure seems happy she just wants attention.
Anyhow- I know i'm all over the place but if anyone would like to discuss or give information and advice I would appreciate it.