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Your Cat's Life Demystified

By Natalia Macrynikola

Your Cat\'s Life Demystified

Your cat may jump on the faucet when you turn it on or cry to play with you at midnight. But if you think your pet’s life always revolves around you, think again. Its antics are actually a part of natural feline behavior, which evolved to permit cat survival in the wild.

To help you better understand your cat, certified cat behavior consultant Marilyn Krieger explains some typical scenarios that may take place in your household on a daily basis.

Good Morning
7 a.m.
Hearing your bedroom door creak open, your cat hides in its preferred spot, ready to take a swipe at your passing feet -- again.
If your cat attacks any part of your body, it could be a sign of boredom, explains Krieger, owner of TheCatCoach Web site. What’s more, if you use hands or feet at playtime, you may be encouraging kitty to attack you.
Expert tip: Enhance your cat’s environment with more toys and treat balls, and establish a regular play schedule. Don’t interact with the cat when it attacks. Instead, toss a toy into the air to divert your pet’s attention.

9 a.m. Normally you’d be out the door half an hour ago, but kitty is busy rubbing its head against your shoes.
Kitty has the best intentions: Cats have scent glands on the cheeks and face, and this is one way of spreading their friendly pheromones, explains Krieger. Your cat’s scent on your shoes is a sign that your pet is missing you already.

After Work
5 p.m. Perched on the windowsill, your cat doesn’t notice you returning from work. Kitty is peering intensely outside and chattering its teeth.
Before a cat bites small rodents’ necks to kill them quickly in the wild, it may make a distinct chattering noise. At home, your house cat displays excitement at the sight of prey in this same chattering manner. “It’s a predatory thing, a rush of adrenaline,” explains Krieger.

7 p.m. At the sight of you refilling its water bowl, kitty leaps onto the counter and helps itself to a fresh sip from the faucet.
Cats like cleanliness, and the motion of water appeals to their sense of smell, sight and sound, says Krieger. Water directly from the source is therefore much more refreshing than the “stale” kind.
Expert tip: An automatic water fountain offers running water to your cat at all times. But if you must use bowls, choose stainless steel or ceramic instead of plastic, since bacteria clings to the latter.

8 p.m. After dinner, kitty scratches around the floor outside its litter box.
Krieger stresses that this has to do with litter box maintenance. If your cat spends more time outside the box than inside, it is trying to avoid the problem on the inside.
Expert tip: Rethink the litter texture, smell, cleanliness or location of the box. Scoop litter clean daily and change it often.

Bedtime … Almost!
9 p.m. Purring in your lap during the after-dinner cuddle, kitty looks at you and slowly blinks its eyes.
“This is a very loving reaction, a friendly gesture,” explains Krieger. Your cat has reached utmost contentment and is communicating its deep affection for you.
Expert tip: Respond to your cat by blinking slowly too, which will make your pet feel secure that its sentiments are returned.

10 p.m. It’s bedtime! But for who? Kitty won’t stop meowing!
Some cats are naturally “talkative.” Others communicate physical discomfort this way. First, you want to make sure the veterinarian checks your cat to make sure there’s nothing medically wrong. Thyroid conditions and other health issues can cause excessive meowing. Other possible reasons may include hunger and loneliness.
Expert tip: Don’t encourage your cat to negotiate with you. “Sometimes, owners reinforce the behavior by talking to the cat,” says Krieger. Instead, try enriching its environment to solve the problem. Leave toys out at night and invest in a timed feeder to help combat feline late-night munchies.

12 a.m. There’s no better time for playtime … but your bedroom door is closed. Oh, well, kitty will just have to keep scratching till you come out of hiding.
The wee hours of the morning are a prime hunting time for cats in the wild. Since your cat snoozes while you work all day, it’s no surprise that kitty’s energy is brimming when you’re drained.
Expert tip: A brief yet high-powered play session before bed should do the trick. Let kitty chase and capture feather toys to work off the excess energy.

“Cats can get accustomed to your schedule as long as you don’t reinforce bad behaviors,” says Krieger. Understanding your cat’s perspective is the first step to getting your schedules to match. But don’t try to change your cat completely: After all, you can take the cat out of the wild, but you can’t take the wild out of your cat.

Natalia Macrynikola is a Group Editor at Studio One Networks, which publishes The Daily Cat.

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Posted on September 3, 2011

Angela says: Why does my shy little kitty of 2 yrs. play with her wooly ball and than picks it up in her mouth carries it to her food dish and drops it in.

Posted on January 6, 2011

Rebecca says: Please tell me why my female calico cat sleeps in the litterbox?

Posted on January 6, 2011

Rebecca says: please tell me why my female calico cat goes in the shower at night and keeps meowing she doesn't do this in the daytime.

Posted on January 2, 2011

tracy says: my 3 month old kitten will lick u all the time can u tell me why is there something he is missing please help me dont like all of the licks

Posted on October 21, 2010

pat says: what can I give my cat ce ce for the bad breath.

Posted on September 7, 2010

Karen says: Some cats just like to play in the water bowl. Our Kip does. It means we have to clean/change it more often! Some cats in a multi-cat household will bully their housemates, esp. at the litter box. Each cat needs to have his own box. They like a little privacy in there, too.

Posted on September 27, 2010

Cynthia says: Please help me find out why my cat is howling at night and loves to wake me up by walking on my pillow and even if I put her down she continues until I scream at her sometimes she stops sometimes she doesn't. Please help my sleep

Posted on October 11, 2010


Posted on July 24, 2010

Robyn says: Lying on the couch, my cat was on top stretched out too. I stretched out my legs and two seconds later, my cat stretched out his body. On a hunch, a few minutes later, I stretched my legs out again and Scorpio did that again! Enchanted, I had to try a few more times and each time he mimicked me! Adopting him was a great decision. He was already 5 years old, but he's been the friendliest guy and great companion when I was single and has adapted nicely to my husband.

Posted on June 17, 2010

Angel says: I rescued my male cat, Bandit, from a neglectful home after he was about 4 weeks old. He had completed nursing and began eating hard food so I grabbed him up and took him home. My husband and I have noticed some seemingly odd things about him. First off, we had a cat, Miya who is now 5, already when we took him in, but the two get along great, at times they do have their share of fights though. Anyway, Bandit is extremely close to me, over my husband. I am a cancer survivor, but have blacked out. Well, Bandit seems to realize when I am about to black out before even I do. He will start this ritual, by circling my husband and crying loudly, running toward me, then jump straight up on his shoulders. Thats about when I black out, we've learned his signs so now that is helpful. I just want to know how he may sense this before I even realize whats about to happen. In addition, I can't ever be left alone without Bandit. He will cry and whine until I pick him up or let him out of the room or even outside if I am there. Even as I type this, he jumps from the bed onto the back of my computer chair and lays down. If we're out in the living room, he waits for me to enter the room before he will go inside. And at night when we sleep he lays in my husbands side of the bed, and nudges him away from me. It seems like he's a lot smarter than he wants s to believe because its gotten so out of hand that I can't even ask my husband outloud to cuddle with me, otherwise, Bandit will jump on the bed, lay on my side and nudge my husbands arms away. He loves my husband as well, but seems to be over protective, and more than affectionate with me. When I change their food and water bowls, he jumps on my back and lays down making it impossible for me to stand up right again. Any ideas on what I can do, and what his reasons are? What may be causing this?

Posted on February 25, 2010

briana says: My kitten mrs.Potatohead is now about nine weeks old, since we got her she had been very fond of me and my boyfriend and family and friends that come over especially me. We call her spud for short and I call her mewmew in a high pitched voice and she comes running towards me. We feel as though she's a dog in a cats body if we pat on the furniture she jumps up she's our life and apart of the family. She's very lovable and cuddles all day long. As I'm writing this she's laying underneath my neck before she kept rubbing and licking and nudging my neck. She is like my little baby I absolutely am inlove with her, my boyfriend and I spoil her rotten I was just wondering why she was doing that before because she never has - we were thinking because it comforts her but were not sure its the cutest little thing .. Does anyone know why kittens do this does anyone elses kitten do this? Thanks in advance, and loveyour cats

Posted on February 10, 2010

Nadia says: I have 2 male cats. Charlie is black + white and noddy is a tabby cat and they are both brothers. Recently Charlie has been flipping over the food bowl so the water goes everywhere why is he doing this? Charlie also licks/suckles this teddybear on my bed aand also kneads this why does he do this. Although Charlie rubs his head against are mouths as if he is kissing us it is very cute! PLEASE REPLY BACK!

Posted on January 19, 2010

Mary Doyle says: Our 3 yr old calico doesn't want to go to bed when we do. Always jumping on us and purring loudly. She cannot stand to be away from us. What to do?

Posted on January 10, 2010

Lois Lomme says: Our beautiful 4 month old kitty Hunter has a habit that's going to send one of us to the hospital. He walks in front of us where ever we go criss crossing our paths. So many times we've almost tripped. I've asked vets on line and thier solutions don't make sence. Squirt him with a squirt gun when he walks ahead of us. (He'll have no idea what he's being punished for.) Toss a toy out in front of you. (Good idea but I don't always have a toy in my hand when I'm walking around the house.) Nudge him with your foot. (He whips around and thinks we want him to play with our feet. It's sort of cute.) Pick him up. (Actually that idea isn't too bad.) BUT I'm looking for a way to train him out of doing it. Any ideas?

Posted on January 10, 2010

bob morris says: how can we teach our cat we want to hold him and we love him greatly. how can we get him to let us hold and love him even more

Posted on January 10, 2010

Lois Lomme says: If you mean digging in the plants here's what I've done. Take double sided tape and criss cross it from one edge of the planter to the other. About and inch or two apart. Make like a lattace pattern. They hate the feeling of sticky tape. PS MANY plants are poisonous to cats. It might be a good idea to look it up on the Internet.

Posted on January 9, 2010

Brenda Allen says: Go to Walmart they have kitty wipes just like baby wipes but it doesnot have anything in that will hurt him. Your cat is trying to get attention just like a child but to break him I have no clue ask your vet.

Posted on January 9, 2010

Brenda says: keep you a spray bottle of water with you where you are at and when it starts to jump spray it in the face and it will get the message after a few times that is what my vet told me to do. You are you cats play toy and you dont even know it. But it works.

Posted on January 9, 2010

Brenda says: I have two siamese twin cats, Shayna and rhyna one is really vocal and one is not and they fight for who is queen of the house and one gets vocal when she thinks that I need to go to bed around 11 at night because she sleeps with me and if I dont go to bed she gets loud. but my question is why is shayna so vocal and rhyna is not? I also read where one person is having a problem with her cat peeing on her chair take your cat to the vet most of the time they have a urinary tract infection and feed the can an indoor formula cat food that is good for the kidney

Posted on January 8, 2010

Linda DiOrio says: This is how I stopped my cat from dragging the bowl all over the house. I got him a bowl that you possibly could use to feed a St. Bernard with. I t is large and heavy. Well, it has stayed put now for all the years I have my cat.

Posted on January 4, 2010

Betty says: This is a new behavior. I have 2 cats 5 & 6 yrs old. one of them has started urinating on the living room couch at night. I don't know who the culprit is. What to do?

Posted on January 3, 2010

Alice Cassano says: My cat will be very calm and suddenly jumps up and bites me, or at times runs and jumps me to bite. What can be done to correct this bad b ehavior. I am getting v ery discouraged.

Posted on December 22, 2009

F. Smith says: Hand-raised 4 cats, 2 females, 2 males, from the same litter, from the time they were 11 hrs. old. All are neutered and spayed. They think I'm their Mommie; 2 of them kiss me on the mouth. One of the 2 kissers is always wanting to suck, kiss, and lick me on face, neck, arms, and hands, and of course the little paws are "baking biscuits" the whole time!! That's what we call kneading down South. LOL I think they think of us as their parent, and doing the sucking and kneading gives them emotional comfort. My biscuit maker purrs the whole time she's doing it; so I've learned to purr back at her while she's getting comfort. I call her "Spoon" 'cause she's always stirring up stuff around the house and getting the others involved!! I'm a first-time kitty mommie. I hope my response is of some help.

Posted on December 18, 2009

JOANN CRAFT says: SAME AS PREV PERSONS QUESTION:waterbowl my cat has started dragging the waterbowl across the floor,dumping water everywhere can anyone tell me why??

Posted on December 17, 2009

Page says: My 8mo orange tabby cat loves to kiss and hug me! every morning when its time for breakfast he will jump on the counter just to climb up my torso to kiss me and put his arms around me. If its just me and the kitty, he cuddles with me all day long, loves to lay like a baby in my arms. Strange but suites me well. He is very protective over me and will urinate on my husbands personal things if he doesn't like the way my husband is acting..

Posted on December 7, 2009

Charlotte Barcellos says: I have two female cats. They were rescued as kittens and are now almost 2 years old. They are both spay. The bigger one looks as though she has some siamese in her she is white with brownish grey on her tail feet ears and face and has blue eyes her sister is a tiger stripped cat. The siamese mix talks alot and lately has really been hissing at the Tiger cat and even my husband and myself. She seems to be in a cranky mood all the time. Have any ideas.

Posted on December 4, 2009

NAN says: My kitty love's getting into my plants please help:)

Posted on November 25, 2009

dezi-yay says: my cat will knead and suck on one of my blankets thats texture is similar to that of fur to the point that the blanket will be soaked in slobber. i have heard that they knead and suck as part of being weaned too early (as kittens knead on their mother to make milk come out more easily.) if i am wrong about this theory please let me know. just a little concerned.

Posted on November 19, 2009

Rachel says: We raised our female cat, she is a calaco. she is very in dependant, she is very loving w/my husband, we both are very crazy about her..Never thought my husband would love this cat, he fell in love w/you...I know she loves us both...she is very spoiled, and I mean spoil. When she a baby, I was able to pick up and cuddle her, but now she doesn't. why is this? She comes to my room, loves to jump on my head board and look outside, she is an inside cat. she sleep by herself, and then comes and jumps on bed, sleeps sometime quiet awhile, then when I move, she jumps off and heads to the front room and climbs on her scratch couch, then go to one of chairs w/a blanket, and sleeps. she caddles up in a ball. Why does my cat comes and lies beside me, and wants to talk, licks my arms or even wants to suck on it...What does this mean...Rachel

Posted on November 17, 2009

sara says: several times a day lorenzo our 9 month old domestic short hair stands on his hind legs and rubs his front paws together like he was boxing. what does this mean. its so darn cute thanks in advance

Posted on November 15, 2009

kier says: i disagree my cat does know that I am home when he is sitting in the window. He sees me ,runs out purr/meows to my b-friend and runs 2 the stairs 2 wait 4 me.

Posted on November 16, 2009

susan says: my kitty dixie goes nuts everyday 2x a day jumping on everthing then lays down on my lap and sleeps after she,s gone mad!!!!!

Posted on November 17, 2009

Renee says: I have two cats, brother and sister, about 8 months old, both neutered/spayed. They have always played together and gotten along well but lately the male (he is bigger than his sister) sometimes chases the female and bites her - even when she cries he won't leave her alone. I finally had to lock him in their room for awhile just to get him to calm down. Why is he doing this to her, she really cries out like he is hurting her and he doesn't stop like they did when they were much smaller.

Posted on November 15, 2009

Juno says: Our male cat named MJ will kiss me and my wife in the lips every time we say "kiss grandma" or "grandpa". Also, MJ will close his eyes if you say "close your eyes".

Posted on November 14, 2009

Jill Landem says: My cat, Simon, often cries while staring at a drawing above my bed at night. He doesn't react this way with any other drawings. Is this strange behavior for a cat?

Posted on October 26, 2009

Cynthia says: I love to read the messages. I have 3 kitties. now 3 yrs.old Icouldn't keep them in the house all the time and our street is medium busy so I decided to train them NOT to ever go into the street. starting at 2 months I would hold each one close to cars as they speed by.I continued to do this for several months and they are now very careful to not go near the street even though there are a lot of outdoor cats going back and forth they are 3 yrs.old now and love licking each other..1boy-2girls

Posted on October 27, 2009

Dottie says: I have two tabbycats that get along decently enough. The older of which often finds himself next to my lap and seeming to be trying to show his beautiful tummy and soft fur that I love petting In fact everythime I call his name "George" he turns right over on his back. The other tabby "George" is from a different litter and follows me constantly, he blinks his eyes at me when I speak to him but won't 'stay in one place' with me in anyway. What's up with that? They are adorable in the fact that one minute they are fighting and the next they are snuggled and licking each other and they have come from two different litters. They will sometime be going back with my daughter. Is there anything I should do for them to adjust back to another home besides having 'visiting rights' with them?

Posted on November 2, 2009

blayne says: i have a very sweet cat who does two things that,i think. most cats so not do. whenever he can, he gets close to my face and rubs his cute little wet nose back and forth on my nose. the other odd thing he does is stick his paw in his water bowl and licks whatever amount of water he gets from his bowl over and over again until he gets his fill. his habits are odd and funny. i would love to know if anyone has a cat that does the same things and if they know the reasons why. thank you for any ideas or answers.

Posted on November 3, 2009

Ann Hewitt says: My 10-month-old male kitty, who's only been with me 2 weeks from a shelster, seems obsessed with water. He sits for as long as an hour on the edge of the bathroom sink staring at the tap. Any cause for worry?

Posted on November 4, 2009

Mike Netz says: Our two cats used to make a huge mess with water. I think it has something to do with lack of depth perception! We bought a fountain type waterbowl and have not come home to water everywhere since. Hope that helps!

Posted on November 4, 2009

Dan Vezelich says: Every monrning after awakening my cat INKY heads for his clay litter box and rolls back and forth in it. He only does this once everyday at the same time in the morning. WHY???

Posted on November 7, 2009

pam hackney says: wants to sleep&stay in the sink a lot,climbing on everything,knocking stuff over& meowing loudly a lot.Never did any of this before.What do u think?

Posted on November 7, 2009

pam hackney says: Anyone ever had this problem before?Has plenty of food & water but meows a lot , never did this before.Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on November 11, 2009

Mary Beth says: My cat is 8 yrs old, lately i have noticed a change in her behavior/routine. History.....this is MY cat, she has always slept with me at night, shows up in bathroom when i am getting ready, sleeps in my lap.....those sort of things. Lately she sleeps upstairs with my son, never comes down stairs much except to eat and use litterbox. Is not very social with me at all anymore. I feel forsaken all of a sudden. She is a house cat only!!!! Is declawed, never been an outside cat. Has never accepted any other animals in the past. Not an option. Have 2 dogs outside that she has always been afraid of.....but okay with as long as they are outside. Recently I have had a stray cat outside that is so sweet, it is a female, but stays outside, has come in some but the inside cat HATES her. 2 months ago I dog sat for my neice a yorkie for 2 days....hasnt been the same since. What do yall think?? Just mad/jealous at me....will it get better??? Worried/forsaken cat mommy

Posted on October 13, 2009

Linda says: We have two cats. The first showed up in our yard about 6 years ago and we adopted her and named her Gypsy. About 3 years ago we rescued a small kitten from the highway near our home and named her C.C. , short for Close Call. Gypsy didn't like CC at first as CC always wanted to play as kittens do and Gypsy being older didn't want anything to do with her. Eventually Gypsy learned to tolerate CC. Now they get along well most of the time but I think Gypsy is jealous of CC. Everytime we fix a place for CC in a window or somewhere, eventually Gypsy takes it over despite being a very shy and skittish kitty. There are several places for both cats but Gypsy constantly chases CC from each one. CC has finally found her place on our bed and I won't let Gypsy chase her away from there. Sometimes they still spat. The other day CC finally stood up to Gypsy because she had her face in her bowl. CC swatted and hissed at Gypsy til she ran off. Gypsy is also very vocal and could be affectionate, but she keeps puking all over the house. I've tried hairball remedies but she hates them and runs when she sees it. Hubby has threatened to "take her for a ride" more than once because of this terrible habit. Does anyone know of a really good remedy for hairballs? I'm sure Gypsy is jealous of CC but CC is so much more fun and entertaining and affectionate and she doesn't have hairball problems, but is allergic to fleas so we keep Frontline for Cats on them at all times.

Posted on October 15, 2009

Barbara says: My daughter in laws cat walks around the house crying all the time; she is well fed and loved but seems to be distressed by something.

Posted on October 18, 2009

Diane says: Cats naturally groom themselves and eventually here comes a hairball! I found that if you brush and comb your kitty regularly, you will find less hairballs. Plus, if kitty doesn't like the hairball remedies, try just plain old vaseline--my one cat loved it, the other not so much, so I brush them both often and find less hairballs. I'v had my one cat until 17 (Frisky RIP) and Smokey (17) is strong as can be and I assume he'll be around another couple of years. I had Frisky 1st for 3 years then got Smokey when he was 9 months old, both males. To get them accustomed to eachother when they first met, I took some fragrant hand lotion and put it on both their paws, neck and bodies and they never faught--2 males usually do not like one another. Just a few tips to help you.

Posted on October 22, 2009

Amber says: You obviously need to take your cats to the vet.

Posted on October 24, 2009

Angela says: i have 2 male cats, Thumper and Pounce. Pounce is 8 years old and Thumper is 6, so Pounce is like a older brother to Thumper. Sometimes i catch Pounce and Thumper licking each other,ITS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! not to mention adorable. i just love it when they do that. :)

Posted on October 25, 2009

Linda says: Thanks for your input on using vaseline for hairball remedy, Diane. How do you administer the vaseline to the cat? I doubt Gypsy would touch it. If I have to rub it into her fur to get her to lick it off and ingest it that way, I may as well just stick to the hairball remedy in the tube. I have had both cats to the vet regularly. They are up to date on all of their shots etc. The vet suggested the hairball remedy for cats (in the tube) that I am currently using. It works as long as I can catch Gypsy to put it on her so she will like it off. As for CC, I've had her to a specialist, a 1 1/2 hr drive one way, where she was tested for allergies. That's how I found out that she is allergic to fleas. CC is fine now that I keep Front Line on her and Gypsy and keep her inside most of the time.

Posted on September 7, 2009

diana powers says: sam does not sleep in my room the door is shut & tabby is inside sleeping in my bed, i go to the kitchen & put food down - then put food down in the bedroom - every morning sam stops at my doorway& loudly meows its as if he's calling her to eat?

Posted on September 14, 2009

Erica says: My 13yo cat has defecated in the closet twice but urinates in the litter box. Why is she behaving this way?

Posted on September 23, 2009

Elaine says: My cat Loki has begun this terrible act of jumping in our bed at night and urinating on my husband. What can be done to stop this behavior? Please help!

Posted on September 25, 2009

Brenda says: If you don't respect the cat then don't expect to be respected.

Posted on September 25, 2009

Vonny says: I have two female calicos that we rescued, they have been together since birth. They are now indoor cats, and seem to want to fight each other as soon as my husband and I arrive home, seems like jealous rivalry...any thoughts?

Posted on September 25, 2009

Elizabeth says: My cat is too smart for her own good. She has figured it out that I am the source of the movement of her toys. I believe she's is uninterested in playing because she's on to me. This sabbotages her excercise time and instead of chasing the object, she waites till it comes close enough for her to tag it while being lazy. She has to stay indoors in a smaller home in the woods and I don't know how to entertaine her these days. Any suggestions out there?

Posted on September 27, 2009

Kimberly Hester says: I have two tomcats that get along decently enough. The older of which often finds himself on my lap and seeming to be trying to shove his face up my nostrel. He digs his claws in and rams his head against me as though he can't get close enough. The other tom is from a different litter and follows me constantly, though he wont 'rub faces' with me or scent me in any way. What's up with that?

Posted on September 27, 2009

Julie says: What body language do I need to see or not see to know that it is safe to leave my two cats together? One is a year and a half and one is four months old.

Posted on September 27, 2009

Aitia says: She's a kitten, I'm assuming about 3-4 months old now. I rescued her off the street. When I first brought her home, I used this "best litter" made of corn...Purrrl wasn't too fond of that but it took me about 2 weeks and lots of carpet scrubbing to realize "perhaps she doesn't like the litter!" I switched to the regular old clay clumping and she LOVES it. Uses the pan every time now AND even plays in it (gross)! And she loves me to pieces. I cannot sit down without her assuming that she belongs, not on my lap, but laid across my breasts. And she licks my chest whiles she's at it....

Posted on September 28, 2009

keisha says: i have two girls sunshine and midnight, midnight sleeps at my side but sunshine has chosen to sleep with her head under my neck sucking onit and kneading it, not reallly using her claws just kind of lovingly does anybody know why she does this she has done this since she was a kitten.

Posted on October 2, 2009

Emily says: My cat in the morning,likes to wake me up by jumping all over the place,jumps all on the sofa and jumps on me!I don't need a alarm clock in the mornings!

Posted on October 5, 2009

Kelli says: We have two adorable cats that are sisters. The smaller of the two cats just began pooping in the dining room last week. in the middle of the night We have a large litter box that the two cats have always shared. We clean it out regularly. The other day, I bought a second litter box. The cat used the box as soon as I filled it. Excellent, I thought! However, last night, she went to the bathroom in the dining room again. We keep both litter boxes clean and have put foil down in the dining room. What else should we try? Thanks!

Posted on October 5, 2009

Susan says: my cat has started dragging the waterbowl across the floor,dumping water everywhere can anyone tell me why??

Posted on October 8, 2009

karen says: My 4 month old kitty loves to suck on the blanket and kneads it before falling asleep, in my bed.

Posted on October 9, 2009

Joyce says: Our cat, Boots, almost 4 yrs, sleeps on the bed with us usually and by 2-4 am he is waking up walking up to my face, trying to walk around on my pillow, trying to wake me up. He keeps on and on even if I push him off the bed and say "no" he continues getting up and down on the bed, even if I spray mist water on him. Only if I get up and give him some moist cat food, will he eat it and go back to sleep. How to stop this behavior? (I realize ever starting this feeding was bad) but now how to stop it!

Posted on August 2, 2009

Renee says: My 2 year old male cat named Smudge quickly adapted to my lifes daily schedule very fast considering he was rescued from a shelter. He loves to "talk" to me non-stop and is so full of purrs and always has to lick my hands, arms, legs and feet! I guess he's making up for his first 2 years without a person to love him back.

Posted on August 4, 2009

karen says: Pebbles sometimes like to give me bath on my hand and arms- she really loves to show me that she misses me while I am at work

Posted on August 5, 2009

Zelda says: I have already received a comment of displeasure from my neighbor downstairs because my to boys, (Chil N Dale) deside they want to rip and run at about 2:am. But I have a question, often times, they like jumping off and on my bed during their ripping and runing as it my bed played a major role in their play exercise and it drives me crazy. What can I do so they would stop it.

Posted on August 7, 2009

Victoria Yelverton says: We have a cat who seems to be scared of everything. From food to his own shadow. He even keeps peeing everywhere and now my femal cat is seeming to do the same thing. Flipping out for no reason and even pooped herself twice. Scardy cat syndrome? PLEASE HELP!!!!

Posted on August 10, 2009

erlene crenshaw says: my boy and girl cat after 2 yrs with no problem has started to poop and urninate on my leather couches after overnite and day guest have left. What can I do to stop them and redirect them back to their litter box. The litter box is cleaned and they do us it sometimes, but not like they use to which was all the time.

Posted on August 12, 2009

barbara says: my cat was a found out side an it has adopted me. I am trying to kept her inside but she doesn't seem to want to use the cat litter. How can I get her to use the cat litter instead of going out side .+

Posted on August 14, 2009

Christina McLean says: What does it mean when my cat lies on her back and watches us?

Posted on August 17, 2009

gabby says: my cat bobo sleeps all day when i was not home and when i was tired at night wanting to go to sleep she'ed jump on me trieing to wake me up and bitting my feet because she wants my attention and wants to play. What should i do?

Posted on August 24, 2009

Delia says: We adopted Daisy 1 year ago. and she is the love of my life. She's the best cat ever and she loves sleeping with my son or with me, she's the Queen cat. She's also my alarm clock if I over slept she'll wake me up real fast.

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