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Tigger insists on sleeping with me ocassionally. I find him sleeping on the top of my head when I wake up sometimes... hehe. He'll either sleep there or next to my feet, on me, or next to me.

When he is at my feet... I hate it... I always kick him in the face by accident while I'm turning over. When he is sleeping on me - I turn over a lot - so he gets dumped off - sometimes I hug him before I roll over so I don't toss him (something I've learned from years of practice). When he sleeps next to me he is the safest. The worst I'll do is hug him.

Sometimes he grows a wild hair and bugs me all night long... and I could kill him those times. He bashed his head into my nose while I was asleep... good God that hurt so much!

I'll pretty much let him sleep with me as long as he is good - but if not I toss him from the bed - or move him so he won't get hurt later on.
 

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We had Dylan in with us the first two nights we had him and we got absolutely no sleep so now he stays out of the bedroom at night.

He comes in occassionally during the day and sleeps on the bed or plays whilst I sit on the bed doing some work but as long as h doesn't see us go in - he doesn't make a sound! If he does he meows a few times then goes away...
 

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Addison has been waking me up more and more lately. I think its because he's hungry. He's starting to lay on my chest again (something I missed)... but its while I'm sleeping and he lays on me, then starts to paw at my face... I wake up to him staring me right in the eye. Its kinda creepy :) hehe.
 

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When Dusty was a little kitten, he would insist on sleeping on my pillow, tangled in my hair.

As he got older, he would sleep on my pillow, with his head on my shoulder. On really cold nights, he would wiggle down the neck of my t-shirt onto my bare chest. Talk about intimate!

Then Hubby moved in. For a long time, he wouldn't sleep anywhere on the bed. Hubby didn't kick him out, he kicked himself out!

As he got used to Hubby, he would sleep on my legs or feet. Anywhere, as long as it was on my body and away from Hubby.

Very recently, we bought him a new tree, and he has been sleeping in that exclusively. I'm sure as the cold weather comes back this fall, my Dusty will come back to bed.

I love sleeping with him; he's so soft, warm, and provides a nice little rythum with his purring. I couldn't imagine locking him out - he'd cry all night!

And I forgot - he is quite the little alarm clock. Every day at 6:30 to get fed and get me up for work!
 

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We're still in an adjustment period where Spaz is still getting used to my bf and Keeter. Before he moved in, she slept on my pillow and would scoot me off of it, but now she only does that when I'm taking a nap by myself. On rare occasions (when she's being extra clingy) she'll come in there even if he's there.

Keeter, on the other hand, sleeps right next to the bed and almost every night we wake up to find her sprawled out right next to my bf's side and has pushed us together on one side of the bed!

Only a handful of times have we woken up with Spaz taking over my pillow AND Keeter taking up the other side of the bed...it can be quite uncomfortable, but we both love our babies, so we wake up very happy with them in the bed with us!

I prefer to have them in the bed with us...they're so soft and cuddly!!
 

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My cats both get locked out of our room every night. Before we got Magic, Maleke used to sleep in our room in his bed (YES! He actually slept in HIS bed!!!). His bed was up high, on top of three piled up plastic storage tubs, on the top there was a wool blanket and his bed. He loved it. But, then we got Magic.....and at 4am every morning they started their rampage around the house. For a while we only locked Magic up in the spare bedroom because the heat vent in our room is super powerful and if you shut the door it gets STEAMY in there! So Maleke was still allowed to sleep with us. However, now that it's summer and we don't need heat, they both get locked out. Neither complain, so it's all good.
 

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My room IS my cats room. Ever since i brought Wednesday home, she's stayed in my room. She goes everywhere now, but my room is sanctuary. When i first got her, she was a ittle baby, she'd sleep next to my head, kneeding it with her claws.. It was cute and felt kinda nice.. (sept when she'd hit a sensative area and dig in..).. then (during the winter) i'd wake up with her belly on my head, and a mouth full of fur.. i found it cute.. and a little later on in the night, she'd bat my head to wake me up so i could make a tent with my legs and let her sleep under the blankets without the blankets touching her. (she didnt like being covered with a blanket, but liked the warmth).. eventually she started just sleeping at the bottom of the bed, and now she just sleeps anywhere she wants to.. normally not on my bed cause its too small and i'd kick her off without realizing it.. She likes to sleep on my desk now and cuddle with my clothes that are thrown everywhere.. but i dont mind as long as she's comfy..
 

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o.. forgot to mention the times where she'd run full speed into our room, jump onto the bed with her toys and kill them by flipping herself all over my legs.. then tear down the hall way, stop and come back to do the same thing in the middle of the night.. I tried to lock her out once and she sat at the door crying.. I felt bad so i let her back in.
 

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That's EXACTLY how Addison used to be! He'd sleep on my head, paw at my face, anything to be touching me. He eventually got over it... and I miss it :(

He still runs around at full speed early in the morning and drives everyone crazy. Most days I can sleep through it, but every now and then it wakes me up.
 

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new cat owner and stressed...please help

I just adopted a stray cat that had been living in my backyard for over a year. No one ever claimed it and it started trusting me about 4 months ago. I've taken it for it's shots and got it a bath. Sam, the cat, did very well at the vet and groomers. i would let him in during the day and he would want to go back out at night. i just moved into a new apt. and took Sam with me. i would rather he not be an outside cat now. well, he sleeps all day and runs amuck all night. i even gave in and let him outside...well, that lasted a whole 5 minutes and he came back scratching at the door. he goes outside for a few moments and hauls his butt back inside ina flash. he's constantly scratching at the walls in litter box (it's an enclosed litter box), pouncing on and off the bed, scratching everything but his scratching post, walking in the blinds rather than sitting on his bench next to the window. i'am a little nutty b/c i've had very sleep over the last week since we moved. if i lock him in or out, he just meows at me and scratches the door. as you see by my ramblings, my brain isn't functioning too well...did i mention i've had sleep deprivation!! 8O

what do i do?
 

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Hi Kibster,
glad to see you have joined the discussions!
It would be best if your kitty were indoors only - there are too many dangers outdoors.
First off - in order to find out why he wants get ouside so often - is he neutered? How old is he?
If he isn't then you have got your answer -
The best thing would be to take him to the vet and have him alterred
Of course he will continue to want and go outside. This is where your interventions are vital. You must provide him with regular sessions of play - not with your hands but with little balls, strings, etc things for him to chase. Window seats or a safe place where he could watch the outdoors from a glass door or window will be perfect. There are also cat videos available that will be part or the "program" you will have to lay out for him in order to keep him busy. It is a matter of getting him used to the pattern of a scheduale. Playing with him before bed time is a must - you will get some needed rest.
Have confidene - it will work out. Make sure you ask all the questions you need answers for - best of luck and post some pictures for us!
 

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Cats sleep at night? LOL
I have one that is up all night and runs across us a couple times to get to the window near the bed. He is so cute and we love him like crazy so he gets away with it all.......... :lol:
We should probably lock him out of the room, but then the dog would be stuck in the bedroom also and she likes to move around to different rooms.
Our animals are our kids so we just except it all like any good parent. :?
 

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New BEd

Well, I finally got a new bed delivered, which is now a queen size instead of a twin size. This means more space on the bed, and also that the bed is much quieter (the twin was a high-riser which squeeked a lot. now i actually have a normal boxspring).

Anyways, my sister and her husband slept over, and they aren't big cat people, so I had to keep Kiera locked IN my room on Saturday night! My boyfriend was over, so we were exhausted (had just come from a free New York Philharmonic concert in the local state park) and wanted to go to sleep. Kiera proceeded to try to head-butt her way out of the room, and when she realized that was futile, went after the tissues and would randomly come up onto the bed and sniff our heads.

I even left the door open last night, and i didn't get a great night's sleep, but it wasn't TOO too bad... maybe I have to learn to not shower attention on her if she bugs me when i'm sleeping. When she started to sniff my face and i could hear the purr-motorboat going, I had to start petting her :)

-Heather
 

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I have two cats and my boyfriend insists on them sleeping in the bed, covers and all. I personally think they should sleep at the foot of the bed if anything. I'm 8 months pregnant and a very light sleeper, so I wake up with any kind of playing around they do in our room when its sleepy time. So I sometimes have to lock them outside. Maggie lays on the floor outside the door and sticks her mouth up to the crack and meows as loud as she possibly can. Cujo doesnt really care either way. But I had to start locking the door since Maggie has magically learned how to open it by herself. Smart cookie.
 

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Pfeffa sleeps beside me for at least portions of the night every night. I don't mind, mostly, except she tends to stand on the arm I have curved up under the pillow (ouch) then falls sideways into my face.

Also, because she's been doing this for years, I tend to move over for her, so I'm often in the middle of the bed, with the husband complaining about how little room he has on one side, and Pfeffa stretched out happy as can be on the other.

Hobochangba is NOT allowed yet in the bedroom at night - he likes to rip up the fabric on the box spring at 4:30am.
 

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My cats never go into my room. I don't want to be woken up in the night, I don't want cat hairs in my room, and I don't want there to be any possibility of them knocking things over and breaking them.
 

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o.. forgot to mention the times where she'd run full speed into our room, jump onto the bed with her toys and kill them by flipping herself all over my legs.. then tear down the hall way, stop and come back to do the same thing in the middle of the night.. I tried to lock her out once and she sat at the door crying.. I felt bad so i let her back in.
THIS is just like KILALA. He just run back and forth with all his toys dropping them on my face and diving under my covers.

He sleeps with me everynight though because my parents can't stand his night time behaviour. I don't mind usually he's very good I'll go to sleep with him sitting quietly on the floor in a pile of clothes and then I'll wake a lil bit when he climbs to his spot on my bed (on top the pillow above my head). He'll nudge me to hold his paw and then we sleep peacefully untikl about 6am when he starts whapping me and licking my face to wake up for his food.

When I sleep at my boyfriends he is suprisingly very good My mom says go to bed and puts him in this basket that she made for him with lil pillows and blankets and he'll stay there and just lie down and sleep no problems and he doesn't cry about being locked in either.
 

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sleep?

sleep? what's that? I have 2 cats that decide it's playtime when we go to bed - my little cat is deaf and she goes into the master bathroom and knocks things in the sink to wake us up because she is thirsty. I love her to death though and don't really get mad but I don't get sleep either. We tried keeping them both out of our room at night by closing the door and they would slam their bodies into the door to try to open it.
 
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