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Do you think this is a good idea? - Carers UK Forum

Do you think this is a good idea?

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Hi alI

Lately I have been thinking about adopting a cat, we adopted a cat from Celia Hammond before and had him for many years before he had to sadly be put down, but some years have passed since then and as you may know from previous posts, I am a part time carer to my mother, well since my last post she has had her diagnosis of her MRI Scan, which they said was age-related atrophy and small vessel disease, which is consistent with Alzheimers. My thoughts have turned to adopting a cat as well as my own hidden agenda, I am now working full time and I was thinking this might alleviate her loneliness, thus I wondered what you guys thoughts on this subject was, any advise greatly appreciated ?

Samantha
Hi Samantha,

If your Mum loves cats and tripping over it isn't an issue - then yes its a good idea, especially if you adopt a cat that has come from an older person's home and wants to sleep and be stroked. Are you prepared to step in and care for it if she becomes unable to do so? Can you ensure it will be fed and looked after? Would you have a cat flap fitted if necessary?

Melly1
Isn't it just another thing for you to do?
Samantha_1909 wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:09 pm
Damn!! Yes you are right, there is that aspect of things Melly, and as I would be out at work nearly all day I would be worrying this might happen, so thats that idea gone out the window 🤨
Melly1 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:09 pm
Hi Samantha,

If your Mum loves cats and tripping over it isn't an issue - then yes its a good idea, especially if you adopt a cat that has come from an older person's would happen, home and wants to sleep and be stroked. Are you prepared to step in and care for it if she becomes unable to do so? Can you ensure it will be fed and looked after? Would you have a cat flap fitted if necessary?

Melly1
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My opinion is: It's a good idea!