I am completely new to all things geese. I am torn and need advice.
I live in Panama. My boyfriend brought a newly hatched gosling home three days ago. He "rescued" it from a friend's farm. The friend was out of town and so wasn't able to separate the newborns from the adults. Three babies were killed shortly after hatching, and this gosling would faced the same fate or would have died that night from the cold. (We're in the mountains, so yes, it gets cold up here!)
I have fallen in love with this cute little thing, and have been caring for it for the past four days. I believe it has already imprinted on me. I would totally keep him… BUT I have a beloved 17-year-old cat who is majorly ****** off at me. My cat is in the end stages of his life (seizures from kidney shutdown) and the last thing I want is for him to be upset with me.
SO… I can bring the gosling back to the farm. My concern is now that it has imprinted on me (he adores me, it seems)… how tramatizing this may be for him (or her). Though it's still so young (tomorrow is day Four)… so maybe I should do this sooner rather than later.
What should I do???
I want to do the best for this gosling, but cannot bear to see my cat so mad at me.
Thank you in advance for your advice. I am really struggling here…