As I have shared before Boaz is a sweet and extremely lovable cat 95% of the time. And then there is the 5%.
And I almost forgot to include this tidbit of information that would not be included in the 5%. Boaz woke me up this morning at 3:40am; thanks to a hairball, actually several on my newly cleaned carpeting. Poor fellow; this is not normal for him.. So I got up and cleaned everything. While this is a gross situation especially at that hour; cannot fault Boaz for this. And back to bed I went!
About an hour later, before 5am; he decided it was time for breakfast. I’ve had a really busy week (ER with my Dad, carpets cleaned and going through boxes of bills representing 30 +years to take to mobile shredding company). I was exhausted when I went to bed and wanted to sleep in til 7am this morning. He is relentless and persistent in his determination to get me out of bed.
Here are examples of his 5% behavior:
- His fetishes including chewing on a kitchen garbage bag tie handles (just had carpets cleaned and everything isn’t put away yet; normally wouldn’t be out in the open);
- He chews on the magnolia swag that is wrapped on headboard,
- He chews on sleep machine hose,
- Jumps from dresser to bed (or on me),
- Bats the vertical blinds around,
- Runs throughout home like a horse and a pitiful meow, and
- Sits on bed meowing.
Obviously his objective is to get me out of bed as quickly as possible. He is aggravating, making noises (rustling, meowing, blinds, etc, deliberately keeping me awake). He knows exactly what he is doing and what he is going to do next until he achieves his purpose.
I even get a hold of him and hugged him tightly in order to keep him still. Unforunately, this was ineffective and at 5:20 am, I relented and my 12# cat won.
Does anyone else’s cat act like this? I could have put him in garage for a couple of hours, but that meant I would have to get up. Training cats seems far fetched; but the truth of the matter is he is training me! Would anyone have any suggestions?
P.S. Harming him or getting rid of him are not options!