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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Cats acting weird at 4:00 AM

Well, I'm up at 4:00 am. First, Arwen, my feral I've been caring for, has been sleeping in my garage at night since before Christmas. I usually do not hear a peep from her...maybe just for a few minutes before she goes to sleep, and then nada til I let her out around 6:00 am. She was mewing like crazy at 4:00, so I go check on her, give her some love, she seems fine, but really antsy. So I cracked the garage thinking, maybe she really wants out. Nope. Runs out and runs right back in.

Then I come back inside. My boys, Stephano and Taffy sleep in my daughter's room at night, Beep has the run of the house. Steph and Taffy are in the hallway, have somehow gotten out, and they see Beep and freeze and Taffy is hissing at her, STeph's hair is all up, but they are all frozen. Have no idea how they got out, thinking one of them has finally learned how to open doors. I managed to get them back inside before a fight broke up. They won't shut up. So I put Beep in my room and let them out. Now Arwen is still mewing in the garage. But she won't go out.

It is very windy outside, and we are supposed to have strong thunderstorms tonight.....I'm not sure if that is what is making them all weird? I just know that I am up now! And wondering what is wrong in the universe, because my cats are definitely off their rocker tonight....uh, I mean, this morning.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 09:00 AM
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Like other animals cats can be weather-sensitive and anticipate an approaching storm. It may be this.
On the other hand "Arwen" may be coming into heat if she has not been spayed, and this can also be upsetting to your other cats, and her scent will attract male cats in your neighborhood and their spraying on your property or the garage could be upsetting your other cats too. Suggest you get Arwen spayed if she has not been....some ferals that have been TNRd (Trap Neuter Release) will have the tip of one ear cut off. Call a rescue to see if they have a trap so you can take her to a vet to be spayed.

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Oh, Arwen is already a TNR, she was when I started taking care of her. I will not feed a cat or let them on my property without doing everything I can to get them fixed. In fact, I didn't know what TNR was, and I thought she was missing part of an ear from a fight, until I joined this board, and learned what TNR was. She has been the resident feral in our neighborhood for years. I just let her stay in the garage during the winter while it is cold outside. She comes in every night and waits for me to close the door.
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