I have a 14 year old burmese named Bimmer. In March, he was diagnosed with liver failure and was not expected to live past the weekend. He is still here. About a week ago he started to lose weight, and the vet once again expected him to not make it through the week. And once again, he is still here and is recovering again. I volunteer at a shelter, and right before Bimmer started to lose weight again, I met a little kitten named Tiger who I really bonded with. I talked to the owner of the shelter and she told me she would hold Tiger for a few weeks until I was ready to take Tiger in and adopt him for myself.
Now, Bimmer is making an unexpected turn around. I obviously cant and wouldnt expect them to hold Tiger for me for another 4 months, so im curious, would bringing Tiger into the house while Bimmer is still around, and HEALTHY, be a bad idea? Tiger is around other cats all the time at his foster home, and Bimmer gets along great with other cats, seeing as we had 2 before and we have never had any problems. Obviously I will put Bimmer and his best interest before anything. Would this be a bad idea? I thought if anything, it may give Bimmer a boost, having someone to hang out with, because hes been very energetic, but im not sure. Thanks!
Answer by Laurie
Your cat is sick and a kitten may stress him. It’s up to you on taking this chance. You may want to ask the shelter to hold him until Bimmer passes. I bet they would.