My cat will not let me sleep!
Hello- I just adopted a cat from a shelter less than a week ago. She is over all a wonderful cat, she is good with my three year old daughter, uses the litter box, and is very gentle. However, she demands more attention and affection that any cat (or dog!) I've ever met. She follows me where ever I go in the house and gets really upset when she isn't right by my side. She wants me to hold her and pet her ALL THE TIME, and when I don't, she doesn't give up crawling on me or running under my feet and tripping me up. If I won't let her in the room I am in, she paws and the door and cries. She even tried to jump in the bath tub with me! This alone is driving me mad, but the worst part it, this doesn't stop when I'm ready to go to bed. She keeps me awake all night long begging for attention. I have obviously tried locking her out of my room, but she sit by the door and meows so loud I wake up anyway. My house isn't very big and there isn't anywhere I can put her for the night where I wont hear her cry. I can't function being this sleep deprived! A few more nights like this and I am afraid I will have no choice but to give her up. Has anyone else been in this situation? how do I get her to leave me alone? She spent a month in the shelter after being with the same owner for 9 years... could this just be her way of coping with the trauma? I need help!