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Old 24.01.2012, 03:01
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The bloody cat.....

I love my cats I do, but not when they jump on my head at 1 am in the morning for fun now I'm wide awake with a slight nervous disposition!

Shutting them out results in a shredded door, god knows how I'm going to sort that out if we leave.

Un wanted Nocturnal cat behaviour fixes kindly appreciated......
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Old 24.01.2012, 07:43
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Re: The bloody cat.....

Eek!

Makes me think of this:




My cat used to pounce my feet in the morning, when she was younger, my feet and ankles used to always have big claw marks on them.

Now she's older, usually if I don't wake (well, actually get up) when she climbs on my shoulder or chest and starts purring, she'll eventually give up and go away. This morning she woke me about 15min before alarm due to go off though, so it was pointless to try to sleep more.

I hope you were able to get back to sleep!
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Re: The bloody cat.....

sorry but I could not help smiling...we have three cats and we only let one sleep with us the other stay out and it does not matter how hard they cry (they dont anymore) but they stay out as they tended to attack our feet cute but not while you are sleeping.
My cats know when I miss business just be consistent with them and try to take the noise for a couple of nights, it will stop...eventually

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Old 24.01.2012, 08:42
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Re: The bloody cat.....

Play with your cat in the evenings, before bedtime, to wear them out.... That might help with sleeping through the night. Also, many animals sleep after eating a meal, so moving their feeding time later in the evening might help also.
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Old 24.01.2012, 09:11
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Re: The bloody cat.....

Our little girl cat used to sleep curled up behind my knees. When she decided it was time to get up she would sit on my chest and I would open my eyes to see two green eyes staring at me and cat breath in my face. If I didn't open my eyes she would tap gently on my eyelids, if this didn't work, the claws would come out.
Our big boy cat was so big, if he jumped on the bed no-one got any sleep, so he was banned from the boudoir! We then had the problem of scratched carpet and door.

"Cats do care. For example they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning and they wake us up twenty minutes before the alarm goes off." - Michael Nelson

I love this quote too..

"I put down my book, The Meaning of Zen, and see the cat smiling into her fur as she delicately combs it with her rough pink tongue.
Cat, I would lend you this book to study but it appears you have already read it.
She looks up and gives me her full gaze.
Don't be ridiculous, she purrs, I wrote it.
- from "Miao" by Dilys Laing

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Old 24.01.2012, 09:28
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Our's insists that we wake up at 5:30 - 6:00 every morning. Weekdays it's not so bad, but please, on a Sunday?
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Re: The bloody cat.....

Regarding the fact that you posted in the complaints corner, it should at least be your Swiss neighbour's cat jumping on your bed in the middle of the night
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Old 24.01.2012, 09:39
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Play with your cat in the evenings, before bedtime, to wear them out.... That might help with sleeping through the night. Also, many animals sleep after eating a meal, so moving their feeding time later in the evening might help also.
We're talking about a cat here and not a kid. Kudos for the humane approach though.
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Old 24.01.2012, 09:42
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I always thought cats avoided all forms of human interaction. Hmm. Interesting.
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Re: The bloody cat.....

Locking them out of the room for a few nights generally gives them the message that it is not appreciated. As for the door, I've seen these sort of scratch surfaces that you can affix to a wall or door, should keep them entertained and protect the door.
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Old 24.01.2012, 10:08
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We're talking about a cat here and not a kid. Kudos for the humane approach though.
I have two (cats) myself. Evening feedings and some playtime after work (they sleep all day) has done marvels, along with a few "time-outs." Keeping the routine consistent helps a lot, also...
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Old 24.01.2012, 10:12
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I have two (cats) myself. Evening feedings and some playtime after work (they sleep all day) has done marvels, along with a few "time-outs." Keeping the routine consistent helps a lot, also...
How do you put a cat on timeout?
I also have a cat and to put it blunt...she does whatever the f&%ç her royal majesty wishes to do.
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Old 24.01.2012, 10:16
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I also have a cat and to put it blunt...she does whatever the f&%ç her royal majesty wishes to do.

LOL, thats why cats are great.

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Re: The bloody cat.....

he he - mine too, both past and present!!

That said, when I got my current cat she wanted to sleep in our room but I did not allow it, from the start. The first couple of nights she miaowed a bit but she did not scratch. Now she is used to it and just appears at our bedroom door when we stir in the morning - I can see a little dark shadow appear under the door (so cute!)
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Old 24.01.2012, 10:18
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I also have a cat and to put it blunt...she does whatever the f&%ç her royal majesty wishes to do.
Totally.

Anyone else's cat have a "freak-out" moment during the evenings? Ours goes berserk, ears flattened, eyes like moons, chasing imaginary mice, scurrying down the corridor and handbrake turning into the bedroom. She also gets very vocal, but seems to calm down when I let her onto the balcony.
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Old 24.01.2012, 10:20
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Totally.

Anyone else's cat have a "freak-out" moment during the evenings? Ours goes berserk, ears flattened, eyes like moons, chasing imaginary mice, scurrying down the corridor and handbrake turning into the bedroom. She also gets very vocal, but seems to calm down when I let her onto the balcony.
Did you give her the brown catnip? Did you not hear what they said, "Do not take the brown catnip, I repeat, do not take the brown catnip....."

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I also have a cat and to put it blunt...she does whatever the f&%ç her royal majesty wishes to do.
We have a second half-bathroom (on the far side of the flat) where we keep the litterbox. We just put HRH(es) in their when she (they) get(s) too big for her (their) britches...
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Totally.

Anyone else's cat have a "freak-out" moment during the evenings? Ours goes berserk, ears flattened, eyes like moons, chasing imaginary mice, scurrying down the corridor and handbrake turning into the bedroom. She also gets very vocal, but seems to calm down when I let her onto the balcony.
Yes, mine gets these crazy moments too, and usually in the evenings. She goes crazy behind the curtains, stalking all sorts of things that don't exist. And, like yours, she races along the corridor and does a backwards somersault on the wall at the end, before racing back!

We got her a soft, fuzzy tennis ball and she loves to play with that, holding it in her front poors and kicking with her back ones, and it is a great way of using up some of her energy.
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Yes, mine gets these crazy moments too, and usually in the evenings. She goes crazy behind the curtains, stalking all sorts of things that don't exist. And, like yours, she races along the corridor and does a backwards somersault on the wall at the end, before racing back!

We got her a soft, fuzzy tennis ball and she loves to play with that, holding it in her front poors and kicking with her back ones, and it is a great way of using up some of her energy.
I must have a posh cat then...she doesn't play around or anything. However, one of her peculiarities is that she eats wet food with her left paw. You can imagine, why I had a major WTF moment the first time I saw her eat.
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