Greetings, first time I've ever seen a forum that forces you to post in the introductory area. Interesting
I am a first time cat owner, but been around kitties quite a lot.
My new kitty is 5 years old and came from a shelter, her name is Minto.
Minto really adapted quickly and accepted us very fast.
While she's still a little nervous when we move too quickly, she does not hesitate to show us affection.
She will rub on our legs, climb on our laps, lick us wherever bare skin can be found, and playfully bite when she wants attention.
Overall, she seems to be a good kitty and we love her already. My main reason for coming to these forums is to find a solution to her morning behaviour.
She's been with us for two nights so far, and both nights we've let her roam freely, including our bedroom.
First night she spent a lot of time out in our living room, but also came into the bedroom to snuggle with us. The second night, she spent almost all night snuggled on my chest/arm.
The issue is, that at about 4AM she wakes up and decides it's time for me to get up too. So I get the paw in the face, purring in the ear, nibbling on my arm, and even a few quiet, but strategically placed meows.
So, I need to come up with a strategy on this. Ideally, I would like to continue to allow her to roam the place freely at night, and to come snuggle in bed with us if she so chooses, but if I need to lock her out of the room to get a good night's sleep, I will.
I'm looking for some suggestions while she's still adapting to her new home.