Baby is inside......
I don't know if I have done the right thing. I haven't seen her eat much or drink much. She shakes and shivers. I was on my porch a couple of times today and moved her home around....she didn't have even the smallest desire to jump out and run. So tonite, I made room in my bathroom, went outside, grabbed the winter home and brought her in. She got spooked about the time we got to the bathroom and jumped out. She has a litterbox, some food and water in there. I sat down on the floor, pushed some food toward her and she shows no interest. I pushed the water toward her and she drank some. I was able to scritch around her one ear and pet on her back. I took a towel in and tucked it by the toilet.....kind of a little nook for her to hide in. Her winter home is still in there.
I can't afford to take her to the vet till I get paid again on this coming Friday....and then the vet that works with the ferals and No More Homeless Pets won't take her on Saturday, so I am looking at a week from tomorrow before I can get her to the vet. The bathroom has no window so all light will have to be from the regular light or a night light. I am willing to leave the light on during the day and a night light at nite. I hope the fan running with the regular light on won't bother her.
I am terrified that she has something that Junior will get. She cleaned herself alot outdoors and I don't know if she has fleas or something like that. I am terrified that I have scared her so much by bringing her inside that she will get worse. I am terrified that she will get out of the bathroom or Junior will get in the bathroom and then what a mess that will be. So far she is being quiet and I hope she stays that way cause I don't know what I will do if she starts making alot of noise.
Part of me wants to call animal control, cause at least they have experience with strays, but I figure they will put her to sleep. And I am not sure that would be a bad thing. I have no idea how sick she is. I have no idea if Junior would take to her as a sibling. I probably shouldn't try to take her in, both because of finances and because of the small space I live in (551 square foot apartment). I'm just as worried about her being indoors as I was about her being outdoors.
Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
So, since bringing Baby in last night Meowm has been in and out of the human litterbox room several times. I missed our bath time together but I heard her reading to Baby....someone told her that was good to get Baby used to Meowms voice. Baby has pooped a little bit and peed twice...on the floor since she doesn't know how to use the litterbox. Meowm think she has fleas as there was a small critter in the water this morning. Meowm is going to call the Humane Society today and see if they have any fosters who could take her in.....hopefully someone with more experience at this than she has. Meowm doesn't think she can keep Baby cause her first responsibility is toward me and she doesn't want to expose me to any more possible illnesses than she already has. I think Meowm is kinda overwhelmed and I don't think she will be doing this again....I don't think she feels she can handle this, because of lack of space in our home, finances and it just tears her up emotionally.
Some purrayers for a foster to be found and for Baby to get well and find a great home would be greatly appreciated. I will keep everyone posted on what happens.