Excessive Meowing: What Does It Mean and How Can You Turn it Off?

@mdee16 (36)
United States
April 14, 2007 4:48am CST
I love my cats; they are my children, but one of them is driving me nuts. My tortoise long hair, Jasmine Dee, (Jazzy to her nearest and dearest) is a beautiful girl who proves the old adage "pretty is as pretty does." It's sweet that she wakes me in the morning. The only problem is that she wakes me about two hours before want to get up. I've tried locking her out of the bedroom, but she just stands outside and meows for what seems hours on end until I can't take it anymore and have to let her in. I pay a lot of attention to her and I do not understand her need for more. I know I spoiled her but now I can't turn back. Any thoughts short of catticide, about how to stop this excessive meowing?
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3 responses
• United States
19 Apr 07
Your cat sounds very sweet. Pets are often like children and once we spoil them we have to live with it until we can find a way to modify the behavior. Does your cat nap? Perhaps if you wake her up from her nap, she will sleep better at night and not wake you up so early in the morning...
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
14 Apr 07
aawww, how sweet, she loves you so much. Maybe she just wants to curl up with you. Maybe just let her in and the meowing will stop, she get comfortable and go back to sleep.
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
i have no idea, maybe its she's hungry and its feeding time... ;) my cats wake me up too, sometimes, they bite me to wake me up... they do the meowing if they wanted to get out of the room/house or hungry...