Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
I want sleep! Is that too much to ask?!
So yes I love my Apollo. But literally I wanted to throw him out of my window this morning.
There's been *one* night since I got him that I've been able to sleep past 4 or 5am. (Not including the MANY nights I spend at the BF's because it's so quiet there.)
I've been sleeping with the **** spray bottle. Yes, it "works" enough; he stops what he's doing to give himself a little bath and then gets right back to it.
I have to either a.) get rid of my bed and buy a whole new frame and box spring, or b.) I need to get a new boxspring AND wood slats for under the bed. Yep, he's completely destroyed the wood and managed to ruin my metal bed frame. The bed sags really bad and I'm terrified to actually get on my own bed now. I have to find some tools to take the *(&^& thing apart now.
I will admit that I did chase him around my room this morning spritzing him with the water bottle. I was just so mad, sooooo mad. Lack of sleep is starting to seriously affect my moods. (And not to mention that since it's getting closer and closer to what should have been my due date, my emotions are all over the place and he's just seriously not making it any easier on me.)
His only saving grace is that SOME TIMES, he will wake me up by licking my hands or arms, but if I don't get up immediately, that's when he starts attacking me and then going for the blinds, lamp, bed and everything else.
The absolute WORST part of the whole thing is that he can have food, his treats, toys and plenty of stuff to do when I'm in bed, but because I AM IN BED, it's time for him to be a loud obnoxious little jerk.. Half of the time he completely calms down when I finally give up sleep at 4am and he will just lay around the house. The other half of the time he continues to be a jerk until 8 or 9 when he's ready for a nap.
I've already had to have someone come in and scrape the paint off & repaint one of the walls in the bathroom from him scratching at it. He's broken 2 sets of blinds. My couch is destroyed, but I'm not too worried about it as it was given to me by my aunt and it's not the best little thing, however I am worried for future couches. He's torn through 2 shower liners, even when I tie the liner and shower curtain up to where he shouldnt be able to reach it, he's torn though. My area rug and runner are both frayed and torn to pieces. My bedroom door that never latched because it was put on crooked and the uneven door frame - doesn't even close anymore because he managed to actually mess it up. It used to stick at the top, which is the only way I could close it. Not anymore. I really don't have the energy to list the rest of the things he has destroyed..
But yes, I love him so very much, and I love the fact that he's slowly becoming more affectionate around his nap times, and I feel like we're bonding more and more each week, but once night time and HIS mornings arise, he completely digresses and the resentment I had towards him as a kitten is rising closer to the surface.
I'm just so tired. And money is VERY tight right now, so finding him a crate of some sort or anything else is just not possible right away.
Sigh, I don't know what to do with him.