What is He Doing?
Ok. I have no idea if anyone has this issue. Actually, I am not sure it IS an issue, just weird.
My Odd is a big boy, I mean, big, about 18 lbs. Since it is now the two of us, he is being given less food. 1/2 cup of dry and a heaping tablespoon of wet per day. He gets half the dry in the am and gets the wet and other half of the dry at 8 pm.
The issue? In the morning he follows me into the kitchen and gets in the way when i put out the food. Then he flops down and stares at me and meows. he does this for about 5 minutes each morning before finally eating some food. I swear it is like he is doing it because he is hoping to wait me out for the wet food.
Another issue with my boy is bed time. He knows my schedule. If I am not getting ready for bed on time,he will herd me towards the bedroom. Then, despite having been played with for a good 20 minutes before hand, the nuttiness ensues. He manages to do a fairly good imitation of a herd of thundering wildabeasts all by himself. He races in and out of the bedroom jumping on the bed, using my hip or stomach for a launching pad. He races around the entire apartment for a good hour after I go to bed. I have been hurt more than once by him landing on me with claws out.
Shutting him out of the bedroom won't work because he head butts it and throws his body against the door and yeowls. I live in an apartment now and don't want complaints from the neighbors.
Any ideas? Clues? Any suggestions on both food and bed time fronts? Or am I just living with a furry lunatic and that's it?
Any helpful suggestions welcome!!