I think I've spoiled my kitten!
I first want to say, I know there have been times I said on this forum that I wished I hadn't gotten my cat. I no longer feel that way even a smidgen! He's my baby and I wouldn't give him up for anything in the world.
Now, on with the post...
Part of the reason I got Dexter was so I would have company when my boyfriend and I had to go from living together to being long distance for awhile. When I first got him, my boyfriend didn't want him to have permission to be in the bedroom because he complained of some mild allergies, which seem to have cleared up. So, kitty slept by himself for awhile in the living room, and he didn't complain too much. The occasional meow to let us know he was hungry or bored or lonely or whatever, but for the most part he left us alone. But as soon as the bf moved out, I gave Dexter free run of the apartment and let him sleep on the bed with me at night. Well, now he can't stand to be shut out from a room that I'm in for any reason, he paws at the door and meows so plaintively! And the worst part of it is, now he's decided he gets hungry at 5 am, and he nudges me awake by nuzzling his face against mine. I can't honestly say I mind that he does it, it's pretty cute and it feels very affectionate, I just mind that, well...it's 5 am! Now, I did get him an automatic feeder so that I wouldn't have to get up, but it's defective and I'm waiting on the company to send me a new one. So for now, I decided try feeding him three times a day, splitting his first meal into two smaller ones, and giving him his biggest meal, a tin of wet food, at around 11 at night. Maybe it takes a day or two to work, but as of last night, it didn't do the trick...and what's worse, when he was done eating and wanted to play, he insisted on nuzzling my face until I woke up again. He hasn't done that before. Is there any way to get him to stop doing this? Why does he do it anyway?