I am having real problems with my 1 year old cat when it comes to bedtime.
He is extremely needy and wont leave the room we are in and if he does he scratches all night to get in.
Once in he wants to be on our faces, licking and sucking at our noses, cheeks and mouth. If we put the covers over our faces he pushes and nudges his very hardest to make his way to our faces.
He did this as a kitten also and it got a bit better but now its at its worst.
He walks around making pigeon noises and doesn't want to play just wants to be near us but it prevents us from sleeping AT ALL because its constant.
During the day he doesn't want to know us, its only at night time that he is like this.
We have recently moved house so haven't had our cat flap fitted yet so i'm hoping next week when we have that done it may help. I have considered keeping him in the kitchen, dining and utility room at night to prevent him from getting to us but we also have a dog who has access to these and doesn't come upstairs at all as he isn't allowed so I would rather our cat did have some of his own space from the dog rather than being confined together at night.
Any suggestions how to help our cat relax a bit more at night and allow us to get some sleep?
It's just completely natural cat behaviour Cats are a crepescular predator and sleep mostly during the day and become more active at dusk and dawn (and often during the night ~ ironically when us humans are biologically programmed to sleep! ) I remember seeing a Jackson Galaxy 'My Cat From Hell' tv programme (Animal Planet on Sky tv) about this very same issue and found the video below which will hopefully help. I think once your boy is able to go out he'll not be any bother as he'll then be able to 'be a cat' and fulfil his natural instincts Man thing is to NEVER punish him....cats have only really been intensively domesticated as our indoor pets a very tiny space of time (I'd say less than 150 years) compared to the dog which has been thousands so they're still pretty much a wild predator given half the chance.
My own 10-month old boy Loki has a habit of jumping on he bed and plonking a big wet nose onto my mouth and eyes at 4am and you simply CAN NOT ignore it as he purrs loudly and head butts me at the same time I'm afraid to admit I do EVERYTHING that Jackson says don't *blush* and get up, feed him and then go back to bed and am asleep once more in minutes But that's just me.....soft as clarts
caz2golden: On walk today saw a dead branch hanging from a tree over a road. Probably been there a while but have not noticed before! Who do you report it too, tree would be owned by whoever has the field but the branch is over highway?
Sept 5, 2017 20:21:08 GMT
lotsofcats: I would report it to the local council's highway department.
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caz2golden: sick of poor weather
Sept 10, 2017 14:09:19 GMT
scallywag: chucking it down here
Sept 11, 2017 13:00:00 GMT
caz2golden: Had the drizzle etc yesterday, today was windy which has blown a load of young Manx Shearwaters onto the beaches Dumped a load on the beach cleaner (think we were up to 10 birds) and then I found another so took that to a place of safety!
Sept 11, 2017 16:20:30 GMT
alfiemummy: I've been very lucky today - it chucked it down but only during my lunchtime!
Sept 11, 2017 17:19:03 GMT
scallywag: That was when I got soaked thru thunder hail and lots of heavy rain , Beau was dragging me home LOL
Sept 12, 2017 19:15:41 GMT
lotsofcats: We had very high winds during the night and I slept through it all but if Kobi had barked just once I would immediately be awake.
Sept 13, 2017 12:49:30 GMT
caz2golden: We had the same here Lotsofcats, except I was awake for fair part of it. We had intermittent power cuts too. Felt sorry for the raw pet food delivery man the next morning who was probably coming across a lot of downed trees etc.
Sept 15, 2017 11:07:04 GMT
caz2golden: Frustrating here today, one moment looks lovely but before you have chance to go out it is overcast and drizzling again. Must find weather window for a dog walk!
Sept 15, 2017 11:08:13 GMT
scallywag: It was lovely and sunny here till 2pm then just as I was also getting ready to take Beau out it chucked it down and still is My washing did manage to get dried thou
Sept 15, 2017 14:41:31 GMT
caz2golden: Was ok here today. Dogs enjoyed zoomies session on grass at end of lead walk today, even Sophie tried to join in, making me have to run to encourage her to run too! Madness! Only sorry I could not video it.
Sept 18, 2017 22:17:57 GMT
scallywag: Me toooo would like to see you running about Caz
Sept 19, 2017 10:38:25 GMT
caz2golden: Should have seen me today trying to keep Sophie on course on the beach! lol
Sept 19, 2017 20:00:24 GMT
caz2golden: Back to being drowned rat at work! Now home and warming up.
Sept 20, 2017 14:05:39 GMT
scallywag: What about today Caz it looked to be very wet over there in the West , we have had sunshine here with a breeze , clouding over now but then we are due rain around 5pm onwards
Sept 21, 2017 14:18:37 GMT
scallywag: Did you all get my PM ?
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