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Old 05-04-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default I Need Sleep!

This sweet faced creature has been acting horribly at night!



Starting between 11 and midnight (basically, whenever the last person in the house goes to bed), he paces, yowls and jumps on peoples' faces. My mom and I are the key targets. His constant yowling wakes Monkey, which means that I have a toddler in my bed much earlier than I would without the noise. (On nights without yowling, Monkey sleeps 'til 4 or 5. With noise, he's in my room before midnight.) It's sooo hot in our house because my mom refuses to turn on the AC unless it's over 80 and won't set it to stay any lower than that, even with AC. The last thing I need is a sweaty toddler AND a furry cat pressed against me. I haven't slept in 3 days. My mom is mad at me for being half out of it, but I can't magically be rested. Any ideas to convince the cat to stop? He has food/water/litter available 24/7. My mom's room can't be closed because we have another cat with bladder issues who screams and freaks out if she can't sleep by my dad, but can't be locked away from the litter that long. My door stays open because the knob has issues and Monkey can't always get it open when he needs me. If Thomas is locked *out* of bedrooms, he pounds on the doors and yowls for hours. If he's locked *in*, he paces and yowls, then pees on something. I'm about ready to shoot him. My brother offered to keep him downstairs with him, but his cat didn't approve and did serious damage. (Never known a cat that could actually pull DVDs off the shelves before this one.) Something has to change and I'm not seeing how. The dogs are angels. My brother's cat stays in his room and is quiet as long as he has food down. One cat insists on sleeping in his big carrier at night, so he's easy. It's just the elderly ones that are making us all crazy.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Is this cat your cat or your mom's cat?
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: I Need Sleep!

This one's mine. Since we all live in the same house, her cat can be a pain, too, and there's not much I can do. I'm allergic to her cat.

Thomas has been my baby since I was about 9. He doesn't appreciate that I have another baby now and the human one is more important. He has a major superiority complex. He mostly just wants more attention than I can give right now, with a two year old.
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So, it occurred to me just now, my cat is being "normal" (for him, anyway) tonight. The weather is calm tonight. I wonder how much of his crazies are being caused by almost daily thunderstorms. We've been having humidity and heat all day, then storms all night for weeks.
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