Clawing for attention / excitement?
This is my first post, but I have a behavioral issue with my cat and wanted to see if anyone else has experienced the same. Very early in the morning, my cat loves to claw the carpet, or corner my OPEN bedroom door, and let out a little meow. It gets really annoying. Usually I'll rollover and go back to bed, and she'll finally stop. Sometimes I've gotten up to let her outside, thinking that's what she wants and she'll just stand there staring at the door, then at me. She has food, water, and a clean litterbox (she hardly uses this because she goes outdoors). It's like she's toying around, she's done this behavior in the past, but it's periodic, and she's started up again. Normally, I get up at 6am - 6:30am, but I'm on a four day weekend and want to sleep in. I would just like to know what she wants, and get her to stop clawing my door!
If I go back to sleep she stops eventually, and comes and curls up next to me. I have no idea what she wants. Let me clarify that she's about 3yrs old, spayed, and is an outdoor by day, indoor at night cat. Thanks for any suggestions!