Will my cat choose his bed over mine?
I have a 14yr old neutered male cat who must be confined to my bedroom at night (with a litter box and his food/water) due to issues between him and another cat in the house.
Because cats, as we all know are nocturnal animals, there is no way my cat is going to sleep quietly with me all night. As a result, I don't get a good night's sleep very often, and resort to napping at various times when I have a chance.
I am considering buying a bed for my cat, however not convinced he will ever use it when he has my bed to lie in, along with my warm body.
Somehow, I just don't believe that my cat will give up the warmth and comfort of my bed for his own, although the cat beds available appear to be very comfortable and warm.
Is there any way to get the cat to sleep in his own bed? If not, is there any way to get him to stop jumping up, lying in my face, then getting up again 1/2 hour later to repeat the cycle again?
It wouldn't be so bad if he would just lie there all night. I don't really have a problem with him lying up next to my face (so long as he puts his head closest to my face <g>), but when he moves around, he wakes me.
Unfortunately, I do not see a way to integrate my cat with the other two in the house. We have tried before, but he was so stressed out, I just couldn't let that continue. He is very happy spending his nights, and most of the rest of his time in my room.
Thanks for your suggestion/advice.