Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Hmmm?.....Could he be telling you it's not his time to go to sleep, "c'mon, mom, and play with me"?
Here are a couple of options:
1) ban him from the bedroom, so you can get a good sleep, best to put him in another room with door closed so he doesn't scratch at your door or bump it to get you up.
2) Get a wand teaser toy.....with feathers on the end, and give him a hard workout with it by flitting it onto a sofa, then floor, then chair etc. so that he's jumping up and down, and have him run up some stairs if you have them, and run a figure-8. My "Fitty" loves it if I throw the wand to run after, retrieve it and bring it back for more throws. Just don't let Smedley eat the feathers! And put away the wand after he's tired out somewhere he can't get it such as a drawer. If you get him really tired out, he may be too pooped to pounce! I would try this first, but you might have to resort to letting him sleep by himself. Just be consistent if you choose the latter.....give him a little snack before you go to bed....he should be satisfied with that and look forward to going to his room. The only time my cats sleep with me is for a late afternoon nap, but I need a good night's sleep to function the next day. All the best!
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