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Cat problem - need some help here

Re: Cat problem - need some help here

Postby tommy525 » 23 Dec 2015, 16:13

I've had cats since 1991 so I know a few things about raising them. Not everything , but just a few. A couple of pointers:

1. nEVER hit a cat for any reason. You will make them vicious. And fear you. YOu do not want your cat to fear you. You want your cat to love you. Just like you would never want to hit your mate for any reason or to have him/her fear you. Fear is not good in a relationship.

2. Never shout at a cat, they won't understand why you are shouting and just think you are a person to avoid.

3. Persuasion works. Speak to your cat. Constant mentioning of a needed behavior change will have results. CAts really can understand you !

4. Kittens are more rambunctious , just like puppies. Later they will mature and be much easier to have around.

5. CAts do not stay up all night. They are most active at sunset and at twilight. Its the twilight part that gets a lot of people upset. Because they are often up at 5am , just before the sun rises. And they like to get their owners up too !

Some cats will happily , quietly play until they realize you are up. Others will not be so nice.

But instead of shouting at them. I try to grab them and hug them in bed when they wake me. They usually tend to NOT come around so much then. Because most cats do not like to be grabbed or hugged for any length of time.

If they don't over eat, making sure food and water is available through the night may work in not having them come over to wake you for food.

My cat is on a diet so he does not get ready food all night long so he often wakes me or my wife around 630am. Sometimes if we manage to keep him awake most of the day and late evening , he won't wake up until 730 or 830!

So if you can play with your cat during the day, take them on walks (on a harness is best) and play with them late in th evening, they may be too pooped to wake up too early. But they wont sleep till 10 or 11am though.
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Re: Cat problem - need some help here

Postby jesus80 » 23 Dec 2015, 17:00

[quote="tommy525"
2. Never shout at a cat, they won't understand why you are shouting and just think you are a person to avoid.

3. Persuasion works. Speak to your cat. Constant mentioning of a needed behavior change will have results. CAts really can understand you !
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Tommy, man... :lol:

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Re: Cat problem - need some help here

Postby ranlee » 24 Dec 2015, 10:03

Thanks everyone for their replies. Very helpful.

@Icon's
I think if it were to come down to it, my gf and I would take care of Moon. I've spoken to my gf about it and she said she would gladly take care of Moon, however, it's not our place right now to suggest gf's roommate that she should give Moon up for adoption or leave him in our care. I wish she would do it soon though, Moon is such a well behaved cat and very friendly too, he really doesn't deserve this kind of treatment.

@Hansioux
It's funny that you mention the rich boyfriend should buy that because the rich boyfriend is deathly afraid of cats. This poses a huge issue because gf's roommate and him are getting married soon (and will eventually move in together. What's more peculiar is gf's roommate will continue to live at the apartment after they have gotten married (or registered). Gf's roommate reasons that "they still need their own space after they get married" (Insert picture of epic eye roll/翻白眼) I won't get too far into this since it's off topic, but I just want to say I can't believe Moon is still alive and healthy after being cared by this woman.

@tommy525
Thanks for the tips! Will pass it on to my gf. She wanted to let Moon sleep in her room during the cold wave last week bc it was freezing out in the living room, but that lead to two nights of being constantly woken up.
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Re: Cat problem - need some help here

Postby hansioux » 24 Dec 2015, 17:36

ranlee wrote: Gf's roommate reasons that "they still need their own space after they get married" (Insert picture of epic eye roll/翻白眼)


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Re: Cat problem - need some help here

Postby Icon » 25 Dec 2015, 09:32

hansioux wrote:
ranlee wrote: Gf's roommate reasons that "they still need their own space after they get married" (Insert picture of epic eye roll/翻白眼)


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Translation: some time after, they will live with the in-laws, who will cook for them, clean the house, and take care of their offspring... but before that they want a bit more freedom to boink boink.
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Re: Cat problem - need some help here

Postby ranlee » 30 Dec 2015, 10:31

Ok, so I'm back.

The past few times we've entered the apartment, Moon has been walking out the door again. Both times his mom has been home, so we've ruled out he's missing his mom, I really do not know why he would miss her, he probably has a better relationship with his cat feeder than his mom.

I have to go with the possibility that he's trying to claim the area outside the door in the stairwell? However, he when he does walk out, he immediately regrets his decision and goes back in the apt, but only to do a 180 and look back out into the stairwell. Yesterday, my gf almost crushed him in between the door bc she saw Moon come in, but did not notice him poke his head back out the door immediately after he came back in the apt.

I have been using my foot to block his path out the door when I can, but he's a cat and has super fast reflexes. In the end, if he doesn't slowly walk back into the apt, I go over and pick him up. Still very scared of the day he realizes he has faster reflexes and can run faster than me.

Still not sure what's going on with Moon.
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