December 18th 2011 4:56 pm
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So I am being a big doodyhead again. YUP. Mom dropped a cheezit on the floor last night and instead of me rushing to get it, I started acting afraid of her again. Something is clearly not right with me. Mom says someone loosened up my screws. I don't see any screws what is she talking about? Anyway, I'm mad at her again. She's been playing with us, cuddling, putting on music and dancing and singing with us. But I figured out that when she's not here most of the day because she's got to go downstairs and take care of Midnight, I can get mad at her and take a baby tantrum.
She told me she's had enough and if that's what I want then I'm going to miss out on some great stuff. She emailed Santa Paws and told on me!!! What a rotten mommy! How could she do that?
MOM: I really didn't do that but I want him to think I did. He's really lost it.
Finney: sigh. I'm a big boy and I shouldn't be behaving like this but I don't like her so much anymore. I guess she HAD to go to the store and also clean downstairs because Midnight's mommy doesn't do it and it was filthy. I can understand that I guess. But I don't have to like it. I just don't understand why I suddenly get so mad. All of this never bothered me a bit before. She thinks I'm taking her for granted because she's here all the time. She's not furry happy about this bad catitude of mine. She said she's not falling for it anymore. I don't like the sound of that.
On the Midnight front the poor girl threw up this morning which she hasn't done in 2 months!!! But it's the Baytril and mom figured that would happen. Stinks because Middy was finally feeling better with her appetite and eating better and now this is disturbing her tummy. We kitties can never win.
Well, gotta go. Mom says I can't stay and fool around cause I'm bad. Plus I'm hiding anyways, stupid Cheezit! that orange thing ruined everything!
HEY!!! Poop for brains!!! Mees coming up there...with LOTS o mouseheads yous keep it up!!! And Santa Paws going to leaves you dirty old coal in yous stocking for bein bad and a doodyhead!!! Yous better shapes up!!!
What the heck! Scared of a cheezit! That sounds like Diamond, she can be scared of her on shadow sometimes but at least she knows to hide behind MOM when she's scared.
It is a weird thing you are doing, kinda like me beating up on Diamond. Which I've stopped. I realized it was pissing Mom off. Maybe it's just a phase.
Santa will be understanding...I hope! Either way you are missing out on Mommie love!
Do you think you were trying to get your mom's attention and figured out it was making her mad? I don't know why I'm acting this way. And I AM pissing mom off! I just went cowering out of the room and she's not even looking at me, she's typing! She did absolutely nothing for me to change back like this except help out downstairs yesterday. I can't keep staying mad at her for this.
Come on up Blizz! Maybe you can knock some sense into me.
Cheezits are pretty scary! One time I bit into one and ran away after the loud crunch noise. Yikes. It sounds like Momma wants you to shape up! I know you can do it in time to catch Santa's attention again so he knows you're a good kitty after all.
Poor Midnight. I'm purring for her and will keep her in our thoughts. Tummy troubles are the worst.
Well, Mom kept yelling at me to stop. And she did send me to my room a couple times but she also started trying to show me a little extra lovin.
Mom says she does wonder what is going through your head. She told me to tell you that when Dad dropped Diamond off at the vet to get fixed, that she didn't talk to him for days. Animals do remember.
MOL. Hi Mango!!! How are you feeling? Any news on your condition? I hope things are improving for you sweetie. Usually I'm a much better boy than this, I don't know what's gotten into me. Mommy calls me a giant poophead!
Cheezits aren't scary you big orange goofball! They're yummy!
Amen Sister! Yummy!
Jezzy don't call little orange Mango a goofball!!!! MOL. But Zach, what is it I'm supposed to remember? I am already grapeless and mom didn't do anything to me! What does a Cheezit have to do with me poking myself in the eye with her finger over 2 weeks ago? I wasn't even near the Cheezit!!!
Something is very wrong with this cat! I just went into the kitchen and I wasn't even near him and he jumped off the box he was laying on, got under the table and started meowing at me like "get away". I swear this is driving me nuts!!! I'm not even touching him! what is going on here? ugh. I guess I'll have to take him into the vet but not until next month, I don't have it.
Oh, brother! Here we go again...We don't know whether to giggle or grumble...
Giggle or Grumble-
Cause a Cheezit took a tumble...
on the kitty territoriasl floor...
So you ran out the door...
in a great big huff...
with your floof all a-fluff,
And now your Mom-cat is sad...
or purrhaps she is sad...
cause it is Christmas time,
And she was cleaning up the grime-
At your Cousin's den...
So just count to ten...
and be really brave-
and with your tail give a wave,
And go and make a big purr,
and let your Momcat hug your fur...
Cause she LOVES you!
Yes, Finney - She LOVES you!
Now stop being a doody head or we shall send you all the mice and the big Ratilda from the Nutcracker Ballet...you know what
Clara did to her...Does Blizz know the address to go and add them to his collection of coal and mousey heads???
Hang in there Lisa...hang in there! Hugs!
I don't know what's going on here. I'm really going insane. Why is he acting this way? He's under the table terrified. I've never in my life had an animal act this way. EVER!
Some editing...cause meowmy was not proof reading, MOL! Silly meowmy!
The ...territorial floor
or purrhaps she is mad...
Ratilda is furry UGLY and mean...you do not want to have her and her entourage come over to your den to straighten you out...worse than Blizz, MOL!
Pipo! You are a poet! I love it!!!
Finney! Listen to everyone your great big doofus!
Auntie Lisa, Please please hang in there!
Loves and hugs
I don't know, maybe you are just gun shy in general about anything and everything. Are you sure there's not something your forgetting. Maybe you got kicked or stepped on. Fell in the tub? Almost fell of something high? Mom keeps wondering if there isn't an underlying problem.
Look, you know how I talk about Diamond being a scaredy cat. She has been afraid to walk down our hall by herself for months now. There's a spot where they replaced the old heater grate with wood, and it creeks when you walk over it. Mom wonders if it is the sound or did she get her paw pinched between the boards one time that scares her. Mom covered that part of the hall with a towel one day to see if a rug would make her forget but she still tip toed through there but with better ease.
Mom says animals are funny. You either have to ride it out or figure some kind of fix. Maybe, it is because he is mad at you but that doesn't explain why he's afraid of you and the cheezit. Is there a stray around that could be aggravating him?
My bro forgot to mention, Maybe you should consult a behavior therapist? Or a cat whisperer! Sheesh! This is getting to be a bit much. You are making your mom unhappy, Finney!
How could you be afraid of her?
What's with the cheezits, dood? I mean, Geeeeeeezzzz (as you would say)!
TB, I was thinking the same thing about a cat whisperer or animal communicator....Like maybe, Jackson Galaxy??? Uh oh, but then he might shuffle through your litterbox with his bare hands and that would be freaky, not to mention really gross (right, mom Lisa?) Maybe you're just going through some phaze... I'm purring that you get back to your old Finney self.
I can't afford anything like that. I'll have to even wait until next month to call the vet if it comes to that. This is really upsetting me. I have no idea anymore what's going on. I don't think he wants to be here with me anymore. What did I do?
Finney! You're making my mom sad. She can only imagine how your mommy feels. Dude. Have you even tried cheezits? I haven't, but if they're anything like potato chips, they're delicious!!
I wish I could help. :( Finney dude, seriously, what's wrong. Can he hear stuff downstairs? Monida can hear my neighbors and sometimes it scares her.
But it's been quiet here now and besides that, why all of a sudden? He can hear stuff downstairs, next door, all of it. It doesn't even seem to bother him. I'M the one who bothers him all of a sudden.
OK - I know this is a long shot, but is there anything you changed about yourself around when this started? A new medicine, new soap, new detergent, etc. Maybe he's having a weird reaction to a smell or doesn't recognize you as you?
That's a good point and if I had that would make sense but I don't think so. I can't think of anything. I usually use all the same stuff because I have sensitive skin and sinuses so lots of non scented things.
Hmmm. Maybe he's being a moody teenager. Stop it Finney!
Finney, give it up already. I hiss and growl at Mom sometimes, but I never stay mad at her. In two minutes it's all forgotten. Can't you be nice for a change? Think of all she does for you!
Not to go off subject but "ding dong the dictator is dead!" Kim Jong Ill, the president of North Korea is dead! I hope those people rise up for a change and start a revolution for their freedom. I heard his son is worse than he is though.
It makes me nervous. At least we knew what kind of crazy Kim Jong Ill is. I've heard his son is worse, too.
You know what though? They said that about Castro's brother Raul and he's actually giving them more freedom than they've had in 50 years. but that might be wishful thinking. You never know though, maybe this is what the North Korean people were waiting for! I'd love to see them have a revolution like Tunisia did.
cheezits are DELICIOUS.
I too am wondering if something is physically wrong. Did you maybe start chewing on wires again? Maybe you got shocked? Just trying to think of anything that might have frightened you. It is just so odd. Your poor mom. Maybe she accidentally smooshed you while she was sleeping or something? What about those calming collars that Hazel Lucy used to wear. Maybe your mom should get one for you. But if there is a real problem it might not be good to mask it until the vet has looked at you.
Good thinking Toki. I was going to write the same thing and then noticed your post. Something may have happened that Mom is not aware of that really has changed your personality and now you are really freaked out. So any little thing seems so much more scary. I think a visit to the vet would be good too.
hi Finney you know mom likes to read Pamela Johnson she is a feline behavorist and she has several books out there might be something in one of them that would help your mom understand what has happened. I also wanted to mention that I got like that when Alley was really sick and mom was with her all the time, if that is it I am not sure what you could do about it but atleast your mom would know what is going on. The book said sick kitties sometimes freak us out cause the smell of "sickeness" is on the care giver and we do not want to catch the illness kinda like in a colony when a healthy kitty will "run off" kitties that appear to be sickly.
Sure hope it gets better I know this is hard on your mom. Oh yea what about this mom:
Maybe try wearig a smock (spell?) or something when you care for midnight and then remove it before you come back upstairs and spray the doorway area with lysol before you enter the ustairs ares, so the midnight smell will not be on you. (?)
Hi everyone, Finney's mom here. To first answer some questions. Nope. He's been staying away from wires, not really doing anything to get in trouble at all. Still eating absolutely fine! Still peeing and pooping fine, I've been keeping an eye on him for stuff like that. Still grooming, but not at all overly so. Still playing with Lacey and grooming her. I swear to god he knows what he's doing to me. After last night's episode, I started crying out of sadness and frustration and he just sat there looking at me like "why are you crying? I didn't mean to push so hard!" I swear it! All night last night and today now he's been trying to get my attention as if he's sorry. And I feel like I don't want to fall for it again, I can't take him doing this to me.
I really don't know what to say about Midnight. I thought of that too but she's been here over 2 years and has been getting medicine every single day! This is not a new thing, only her bacterial infection is new. But she's had the UTI before and I wash my hands every time I come back upstairs. WHY NOW? Why is he lashing out now? He's acting like a brat who wants attention but instead of doing it like Lacey does, by just coming to me and being sweet and playing, he does this. Which is all very new behavior. And he does not sleep with me ever so I didn't roll over on him, that's not it. I just don't know. I do have one Feliway near his bed. I think I will get a calming collar and some more Feliways but they'll have to wait until after the holidays, I don't have the money. My vet isn't in until Wednesday but the other vet I talked with over the phone doesn't feel I need to bring him in. She knows my financial situation and says it sounds like what you guys are saying, he's jealous or something.
I've decided to join a gym near my house, I need to get out of here, I spend too much time here at home and they take me for granted that I'm always here. I don't ever get to do anything for myself and I'm sick of it. He's laying in his little bed right now and he looks like he feels bad. That's how we made up last time. Then it was nearly a week before he started this again and each time I still went downstairs to take care of Midnight. I don't even stay there long! I'm here and I play with them and do the usual things. He hasn't even let me brush him in 3 weeks, he's getting knots!
I don't know where to get a smock! LOL. I suppose I'll have to put on a particular sweatshirt or something and take it off when I come upstairs. sigh. This is emotionally exhausting. I have a friend who has a kitty on my website who is going through the exact same thing! Isn't that weird? And her kitty has never done this before either. If this is a phase, it's a horrible one!
Finney's mom - Joining a gym is a great idea. I don't go as often as I should, but when I do, it's ME time. I don't take my cellphone and for the hour or so, I'm unreachable. It's so nice and really does help with stress. The exercise itself is a great benefit, but I think taking time for yourself is even more important. And if your gym happens to have a steam room, that's also a great way to relax!
This constant error 3 in my own diary is getting me mad as you know what! I have been trying to answer this post for over 30 minutes!!!
Yea, what's up with that? It's only happening on your page!!!
So of course now it worked!
So Finney, What are we going to do with you? You gonna make your mom run away from home? I think she should drop you at the vet for a little R and R. Spend some time in a cage.
Maybe when you come home, you would appreciate your mom?
Nah, it's happening on other pages too but jeez! Are they ever going to fix these fleas or what? I just wrote to HQ, they really need to stop these errors. Well the vet doesn't think he needs to go in, don't know if you read my other comment. sigh. I think I need a calming collar and a few more Feliways. Can't do it for another couple of weeks but I will. I bet that would work though, going to the vet!
Oh Finney...I did what you did to your mom about three years ago. She went crazy looking into everything....She even put me and Alex on Prozac when everything else failed. She read all of those behavorist books and saw her vet who is a behavorist as well as a vet. Then, I got a room of myself with her. It was heaven. I was tired of Alex jumping on me and I wasn't feeling well. It took that thing in my eye two years to develop into something nasty. No one saw it....even the vet....But may be
your mom smells differently these days....especially with taking care of Midnight.
Tell your mom not to worry because I came back to mine. We had a lot of nights together. She even forgot when I was scared of her. It took me some months to calm down....We, cats, are just too sensitive....Now, go and exercise....
OMC! Months??? Mom is going to lose HER marbles before then!
Rose's Mom here:
I do agree with the other posters that it seems to be a jealousy type of thing. I think that taking some time away from him may help both of you.
Finney - stop being a doodyhead IMMEDIATELY! You're making your Mom crazy!!
MOL, I like Rose's response! Rose, why don't you come over here and bop Finney in the head a few times? Maybe it'll shake up his marbles. He's so nuts! He's laying on his back in his bed with his legs sticking up out of the bed, SNORING. So why is he so relaxed one minute and nutso the next? I wish we could figure out why all of a sudden he's like this when mom has been doing this with Midnight everyday for 2 years. Plus he won't even let mom give him attention and before all of this happened, he was mom's love bug extraordinaire! She was all about Finney! So what on earth? Unless he's still mad at her for the poking thing.
Hi Finneys mom and Finn....
Smokie is my 'moody boy'. He is so affectionate, but turns on a dime. The other day he was on the cat tree, and I was playing with CK and had the wand in my hand. I went to untangle the wand and he smaky pawed me hard. If my husband hadn't clipped his nails he would have really done damage.
They take notions....some of them do.
I believe it's two things.
1) You smell like sickness which someone else bought up here. When we smell like other cats they aren't with daily, and if that cat is not well, it freaks them out.
2) There is alot of tension in the household downstairs. He's soaking it up like a sponge, and now he's picking it up from you.
I would take him to the vet to get him checked out. I mean, there could be something phsyical. Meanwhile:
1) There is something called Composure. It seems to work for most cats. It calms them. You can buy it in liquid or treats. It is made from colustrum which is in their moms milk. Don't know how it works, but it does.
2Valarian root. Buy the root, you can get it dried. Put it in an old sock. Give it to him. Cats love it, and it's calming.
3) Lisa, you need to stop feeding the behavior, and be calm....breathe, read a good book, and play very soothing music for both you and them.
4Change clothes when you come up from Midnight. Wash your hands well, and change clothes.
This too will pass. It is not personal. It's not about you. He can't tell you why he's doing it.
When Smokie does the smacks, I don't yell, I speak quietly to him, don't try to touch him, and speak to the others and ignore him. Eventually, it passes.
all the best,
The Kew Garden Cats mom
You didn't read all my comments sweetie. LOL. I am being calm now I've been having fun with them now for a week and playing, laughing, playing music etc. until the cheezit incident! and I did change my clothes tonight and I even took a shower as soon as I came upstairs. I know all of that. I just can't figure out why now is any different. This house always has super tension in it and I've been giving Midnight medicine of some sort every day for two years. Yes, I saw that stuff you mentioned and there are some ingredients in it I don't like. I did speak to the vet and she does not believe I need to bring him in since he's fine with Lacey, peeing, pooping, eating like absolute normal. he's not sneezing, wheezing, nothing. she knows I don't have the money at all and said if she thought this was different from many of the kitties she's dealt with she'd say bring him in. And if anything changes physically with him, bring him in. But I'm not putting him on Prozac or anything else. I don't yell at him ever, I do speak softly I do wash my hands. OMC I DO ALL THIS STUFF! WWWHHHHAAAAA! You didn't see me mention above either that I am taking time for myself. I'm joining a gym.
Oh dear we are so sorry that Finney is still acting like a Doodey head :(
I was going to add also to make sure you change your socks or shoes, do not wear the ones that you wear downstairs.
My cats have only done this to me when I have gotten my hair cut and colored, and when they both got sick a while back.
Purring things get better for you all. :)