My cat has now gone too far!

Jinks - My cat, my nemesis, Jinks
@sharone74 (4839)
United States
December 26, 2009 10:30am CST
My cat jinx has officially become a pain in my Aspen (you know what I mean). He has been needy since we first got him but today he is pushing his luck with me. Every night I make him come in, every morning after sun up I let him go out. He even has a cat door in my back door so that he can go in and out as he pleases all day. He has gotten into the habit of waking me up at dawn thirty in the morning because he wants to go out. When we allowed another cat to move in because he brought him home I didn't once need an alarm clock to wake up before 7:30 for work each morning. Unfortunately days off and weekends meant nothing to those two. They woke me every morning between 4:30 am and 5:30 am sounding like a herd of miniaturized horses chasing each other around the house and thumping and bumping around. We gave away his little friend because the noise became just a bit too much. After that he became needier and needier. Last night he woke me at 2:15, 2:30, 3:40. 4:20, 4:50 and finally at 5:15 I got up. He kept me rubbing him just long enough to ensure that I was up and wasn't going back to sleep, cause once I am up I am up. The sun wasn't even up yet so I didn't let him out. What did he do He went into my bedroom. laid his lazy butt down and went to sleep. I tried but it didn't work out for me. I tweaked his tail as I got back up and he gave me this plaintive mew and a dirty look and refused to get up and keep me company. I can't believe him. He is getting outrageously needy these days! To wake me up to rub him for 10 minutes and then settle down and go right back to sleep when I cant, I wanna shoot that cat this morning!
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@minx267 (14571)
• Hartford, Connecticut
29 Dec 09
LOL.. that is too funny .. I have 14 cats and I have some that wake me up occasionally by head butting me in the face or fighting (literally) over me! I was rudely awakened one morning with a GOUGE across my nose as 2 of them chasing each other used my nose a springboard! I think I would have kept his friend at least he was playing with someone other than you. :-)
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
28 Dec 09
That's why we lock our bedroom door at night.
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@abruzzi10 (622)
• Latvia
27 Dec 09
Hey! Whow , amazingly interesting story . Your cat is so sweet on the photo, even he's your's morning alarm, I think you love him anyway. Jinx! Cool name, it's taken from a movie ''Meet the parents''? Really like this name! Hug to your cat! Sorry for my bad english! Have a nice day!
@xuara1 (82)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Lol sounds to me like you should've kept his little friend haha. Seems like even though their playing was roudy, he's even more of a pain now that the other cat is gone! I think maybe he brought the other one home to tell you that he needed a companion, and while they played, it kept you up. So, you took his companion away and now he's looking to you for the attention he always got from the other cat!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I've talk to my bf and I think he might be willing to consider it considering that when Jinks comes and wakes me up it wakes him too. He just rolls over and goes back to sleep however. Me the cat won't stop bugging me until I get up and rub him. Sometimes he just wants to sit in my lap while I am at my computer doing my lot discussions first thing in the morning.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
26 Dec 09
I guess you sure picked a good name for your cat. He seems to be living up to it, but I find it too bad you chose to get rid of his friend. I'm sure he would've liked his friend. NBut, I will say this, cats will be cats. You have to take the good with the bad. In my opinion I think he's loney and needs another cat friend to keep him compny. You may not like the noise, but isn't that a small price to pay for his happyness?
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I sometimes think so too, but you must admit 4:30-5am is an ungodly time to have to get up in the morning. Especially if you don't have to be at work until 9 or 10. I might decide to get him another cat in the future but I am going to see if I can iron him out some other way first.
• Elkin, North Carolina
26 Dec 09
I understand that your cat becoming so needy is quite annoying and it is hard for you to really get any rest, but it is quite understandable why he is like that. For a while, he had a friend, another cat who would keep him company and they could play together. Once that friend was gone, he had to go back to being alone and naturally he would try to get that same attention from you. Even though it is completely natural, I know it's still aggravating. If it is becoming that much of a problem, I would see if you have a friend or family member who has a cat and may want another one, or take him to the animal shelter to be adopted and tell them that it would be best to find a home for him somewhere that there are other cats. Hope that helps
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
27 Dec 09
See therein lies the rub. When I am up and about I love my kitty and I don't want to get rid of him. He lived here alone without morris for well over a year, then one day morris showed up on our back porch, skin and bones with his ribs sticking out. He camped out on our back porch and decided that he wasn't leaving. Out of sympathy I started feeding him and giving him water because we live in the desert and it was August. My boyfriend didn't want him in the house but I started letting him in because it was clear that Morris had decided he was either going to be our cat or he was going to make us watch him die on our back porch. After that just about every morning I was awakened between 4:30 and 5:30 am to what sounded like utter mayhem and a herd of miniaturized horses tromping through my house. It was always our intent to give Morris away to a good home. My house is two small for two boisterous cats but it is perfect for one. I just have to find a way to get him to understand that Mommy's sleep is sacrosanct and he can't come and just wake me because he wants to be rubbed.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Dec 09
hi sharone wow you have a really smart kitty,he knows just how to push your buttons,then gets rubbed down and falls asleep. I did not have a cat bugging me last night but I woke up at three and could not get back to sleep.So finally after tossing and turning I just got up, I could not go backto sleep so was up early.six oclock is much too early' for me but we eat at seven so we get up at six. hate that I am not a moring person. Ah you really would not shoot him you love the little stinker, don't you? he he he.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I hear ya Sharone, and it may be time to lock him out of your bedroom - my mom had to do that because Cat got to waking her up. There were a few bad nights with Cat messing with the door, but after that, she left her alone.
@Tallygirl09 (1385)
• United States
27 Dec 09
He is lonely and doesn't know where his friend has gone. Does he have any toys? I taught my cat Fetch for the exact reason you are struggling with. She wanted me to get up and play in the middle of the night.. so I decided to try throwing a toy for her and off she goes with it...plays for abit and then comes back to bed to sleep..but by then I am back in dream world..Just a thought...
@allknowing (65309)
• India
27 Dec 09
Cat - This is Lolly my cat who has now vanished but I dont know where!
Poor little needy cat. Close your door please and dont let him/her? in. I have yet to come across a cat who is so demanding - hats off to your cat and may the cat live another hundred years. Close your door and all will be well but dont forget to cuddle your cat when you are up!! A hug from me too! I love animals.
@tawny_24 (351)
• United States
27 Dec 09
The kitty misses his buddie. You can train your cat to bother you less. You just get on a schedule. I had a cat that was just like that. And the only thing I could do to make them not needy was to be more independant myself! This was the kind of cat that could not go with out being in the same room as me every waking moment. If a door was closed and I was behind that door she would want to come in. She always did that thing where they reach under the door and try to pull it open. And she would not stop until I opened the door and let her in. IF she wanted to go outside she would cry and cry until she got what she wanted. And if she got stuck on the roof or in a tree it would take forever to get her down, usually required a ladder, even though she had her claws and I saw her get down from heights with out assisance when she thought no one was looking. So I made a schedule and stuck to it. She wasn't allowed in my room until a certain time. I had to put a towel under the door to keep her from putting her paws through. But she got used to only coming in at certain times, which turned out to be awesome because she was the type of cat who always needed to be petted and when she started losing teeth she became really drooly wich was kind of gross. Be patient with the kitty and don't get mad at him. He is probly acting out because he missis his friend/roommate. Maybe he could help you pick out another kitty at an animal shelter, one a little more laid back. Then he wouldn't be lonely.
• United States
27 Dec 09
aaww some cats are just a little bit more attention hungry than others. But I rather have a cat with personality than a mean old grumpy one that wont even let you touch it. But yeah, you should cherish the kitty (which is a very cute kitty cat btw). I know I love my kitties, I dont care how crazy they are