Hey! Hey! Hey! It's 4 AM! Did you know you have to feed me in two hours?
November 20, 2012 7:51 AM Subscribe
Large, young, lovable cat won't leave us the hell alone when we're trying to sleep in the mornings. I feed him when I get up at 6am, so naturally he's bugging me by 5am, sometimes 4am. How do I get him to knock this off?
posted by scaryblackdeath to pets & animals (34 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
He seems like he wants morning cuddles, of course, but plainly he wants food. He's a 15 lb cat, too, so just letting him settle down on top of me isn't really a way to get back to sleep (plus as soon as he wakes me up, I realize I need to hit the bathroom, and then I'm up and moving and even more awake).
Previous cats (in a previous relationship) had a self-feeding kibble dispenser, so this was rarely a problem, but my gf feels strongly about managing this kitty's intake.
Is there some management technique for this? Can I train him to stop it? Shutting him out of the bedroom seems unlikely to work, as he'll just sit out there and cry all night. Currently I or my gf (whichever one of us he steps on) just pick him up and dump him off onto the floor, but he always comes back within ten minutes for more.
I love my cat. I could go on and on about all the awesome things he does and how great he is. Please help me stop wanting to kill him first thing in the morning.