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Don't get me wrong, I love our new kitten Psi, but for about four hours in the morning he is just TOO crazy. He would jump on our bed and run across our heads (the bed is on the floor) so we started to lock him out of our bedroom at night...but we also have to lock out (of the bedroom) our adult cat. I feel SO sorry for her! He just terrorizes her! He will NEVER learn! At 6am, my cat always comes in our room and paws me in the face so that I can let her in the covers and she sleeps with me for a few hours. Then if I'm not awake yet, she likes to sit in the window and watch the birds or squirrel's outside. I think she likes the quiet time when we are still sleeping. Or, I should say likED. This kitten wakes up when she does because he hears her jump down from her sleeping spot and my cat can't have a moment's peace until he finally tuckers himself out at around 10am. We tried letting the cat in and locking the kitten out but he will whine and cry at the door until my boyfriend gets really mad and kicks her out to make him shut up. We don't know what to do! We have tried punishing him when he jumps at her but he keeps doing it, especially when we aren't around (we can hear our cat hiss). We have tried leaving it up to her to punish him but he STILL keeps doing it. She has gotten so suspicious of him that she won't even let him get close to her - she'll grab his head and hold it down and then nibble on his ear but it doesn't seem to bother him. She hasn't hurt him yet because he keeps coming back for more. I feel so bad for her. She is always on edge and can't relax unless she is up on her bookshelf that he can't get to. I wish I could put their food/litter in a different room but it's not feasible in our small apartment. Do I just have to wait until he grows out of it? How long until my cat goes insane? Any ideas on how I can stop him from terrorizing her? Any input would help. Poor Samhain...

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I know how you feel. I've been through that. It is extremely frustrating! How ling have you had the new kitten? How old is your older cat?
Let them in the bedroom and he should eventually stop but keeping him out will just make him want to d it more because he will be more curious to go and explore. Let him roam around during the day and try playing with him before you go to bed that will hopefully tucker him out!
 

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We have had him for 2 weeks today and the older cat will be 7 on July 25, but she acts a lot younger than she is (still gets the crazies about once a week. My boyfriend calls it "being ganki" because "ganki" means "very happy" in japanese). If *I* had anything to say about it, I would let them in the bedroom but my boyfriend gets very mad when his "beauty sleep" is interrupted and tells me to kick them out, hehe. I just keep the door open and let them come in until they are loud, then I kick them out - so hopefully he will learn why he is being given the boot. He won't meow and scratch at the door as long as the older cat is locked out too.

As for playing with him before bed...we do! We even try not to let him sleep from about 9 until bed time. He will sleep great until my older cat gets up and she's been getting up at 6 for almost 7 years so I don't think she'll stop any time soon. They are actually seeming to get along a bit better. I *think* Samhain was playing with him this morning. She would hide under my backpack and then pounce out at him when he would walk by or try to find her. It was very funny. Maybe once they are better friends they won't make so much noise in the bedroom - it's the hissing and chasing that makes my boyfriend so angry. Or we will just have to wait until he is less of a kitten, yikes!

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Sounds like everything will work out. I know it's frustrating but your doing everything that you can. That is so sweet that every morn your older cat wakes up and cuddles under the covers with you. Gosh don't you just love em!
 

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Hehe, ya I sure love her. In the winter she will usually sleep with me all night. When she paws me in the face I open the covers, and when she gets in she puts all four of her FREEZING paws on my stomach to warm them up! We keep eachother warm though....I just love winter!

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My cat willis terrorizes my boyfriend and I when we sleep. He jumps up and down off the bed running right over us. When he is not chomping on my toes he is licking my head. But my boyfriend and I wanted a cat badly so we just live with it. Thats the way cats are. They are smart and they like to harrass you. Especially a kitten. As for the other cats dealing with each other my parents have 2 cats that chase each other around the house and tackle and bite each other. As long as they are not drawing blood I would just say they are playing or trying to show each other who is boss. Give them time. My parents cats almost would seem like they hate each other at times but then you will catch them sleeping on the same bed together quite peacefully. I wouldn't punish them for this behavior. Let them work it out on their own (unless you see one of the cats it getting hurt by it)
 
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