integrating a feral cat with a dog
Now that winter is approaching I am debating whether to invite a feral I trapped last summer and had spayed into my home.
I have a friendly 14 yr old dachshund who has been at the receiving end of swipes by other cats before. He is older and I don't want to ignore him as I train a feral to domestic life, plus I also don't want him hurt, scratched etc. He was such a good sport last year watching from the window as I took care of the litter this mother had. The kittens have since been fostered but there was no space for this feral mother. In his prime/golden years he deserves the best. If I thought a cat would make things more interesting for him, great. But how would I ever know what he wants? On the other hand I am worried about this cat living in the cold Canadian elements of winter.
Any advice would be more than welcome.