Gosh, i've sat in bed so many mornings contemplating whether I should write this journal today or not. Welp, today is the day!
Okay.. So we have this problem with our cat (not the ninja one) this one, Napoleon (Po) i71.photobucket.com/albums/i13…
Every morning, a half an hour to an hour before the alarm is set to go off at 6:30, he hops into the bed and wakes us up. I'm such a light sleeper, it already takes me an hour after Matt just to fall asleep, once he wakes us up in the morning I'm pretty much stuck. But thats not even the problem, Matt (boyfriend) has to go to work groggy and pissed off every morning because he cant get a full nights sleep and I get yelled at for wanting the cats in the first place.
Po just like.. gets this ridiculous need to be near our faces and I have no idea why. I feel bad because maybe hes just being affectionate and wants to cuddle but he wont just come and lay down and sleep, he walks around near our heads purring SO loud. At least that early it sounds like a freakin motorcycle in my ear.
I'll put him back on his blanket next to the bed and he'll stop and suck on it for a minute, but then he'll be right back up in our faces, just kind of creeping around purring. I have no idea what he wants. But it seriously has to stop. I cant lock him out of the bedroom or in another room because he scratches the crap out of the carpets or doors. The other cat sleeps fine out in the living room by herself. She actually gets pretty annoying sometimes in the mornings because she gets really feisty and playful. But every morning like clockwork we wake up to his big eyes staring at us in the dark.
After living with him for these few months, I think he's just got some issues. We think he was taken away from his mom at too young an age, which would explain the sucking and kneading on a blanket before he falls asleep thing, and he's very clingy to us, like stresses out if I go into another room and shut the door without him.
Can you train a cat to just.. Stop doing something like that? Doesn't seem like you can train them much for anything, but I even tried a little water bottle sprayer thingy at him this morning and he just kept coming. Uuugh. I love the little bugger, but I would love him so much more if he let me sleep until the alarm woke me up.