I have 2 Calico cats, Kallie and Socks. Socks (Grey and white fur), is a BIG meower. It is an uphill battle for me. Any time I walk away from her she is always crying. I feel like I always have to give her attention. Well, I'd say that she's just being talkative, not necessarily crying. Especially Calicos, they are chatty.
Another point, she HATES to be held. I used to hold her to calm her down when she was a kitten, but now I think she assocates that with being bad. Not all cats like to be held. Or not for long, anyway.....
Finally, how can I prevent her from climbing on my dresser and knocking over stuff in the early morning and middle of the night? She knows that when I get out of bed that I am going to get her off of the dresser. I don't mind her lying on the dresser as long as she's not breaking stuff. My wooden furniture is paying the price for her clawing on it. (Both of the cats claw on my wooden furniture, but Socks is the worst.) I used a carpet runner (carpet protector), turned upside down, to stop furniture jumping. It is that clear vinyl stuff with little "points" on the back, just enough to annoy kitty but not hurt them. You can remove it after a couple weeks. Also, things like empty cans placed at the edges of the dresser will fall and scare them away. Or just banish cats from the room at night.
What can I do for her always needing attention? I pet her, try to hold her, talk to her, give her toys to play with (she won't play often), but nothing I do has worked. You're doing this to yourself. Don't feel guilty, they're just carrying on a conversation. Just talk to them, that's attention.
What can I do to get her to like being held? She growls, kicks, claws, and fights me any time I try to hold her. See above.
Last edited by suwanee; 03-21-2011 at 06:19 PM.