Let me preface this by saying I'm probably biased, because I have my own adorable Cleo
, and she behaves. While his cat, Tucker
, doesn't do that behaving bit so well. I've never owned cats that act like this, so while it's been months since we've got him, I still don't know if I should be putting up with all of his extremely frustrating cat antics. I don't know if it's 'normal' behavior, or if he really is a lost cause for this house.
Things Tucker does that drive me up the wall:
*Knocks over the trashcan, spilling all the trash, multiple times a month.
*Fights and chases my cat, what seems like all the time.
(He is not declawed, she is front declawed)
*Tries to eat anything that we're eating, while we're still eating it. Sometimes causing said food to end up on floor or laps. Also climbing up on any surface that may possibly have food on it.
*Claws couches, beds, feet. I know this one is mostly normal, so bonus points if you want to give an opinion of declawing/other option.
*If not disallowed from bedrooms at night, wakes up occupant by patting face..with claws extended. (Kicking him out would be easier, but I like to let Cleo sleep with me.)
*If not allowed in bedrooms at night, whines til all hours of the morning outside our bedrooms. I'm a heavy sleeper but apparently this bugs the crap out of my brother.
I may have more but that's the main points. He fights with Cleo constantly, and I hate having to either just let it be, or break up fights for hours, or lock a cat in their room. I've been putting up with all of this for almost half a year, but I don't want another few years of this. Will it end? Should we find another home for him?
If it means anything, when I got my cat I was told she didn't like other cats. I didn't really think about it til my brother wanted to get his own, but as foretold, Cleo hates Tucker.