October 13th 2009 9:01 am
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I feel sorry for mum and dad, but for some reason I can't stop meowing and yowling in the middle of the night.
It's been two months since Tyler went to the Bridge, which is about the same time I started this behavior. Mum thinks this is the significant turning point because all the other "new" things - like Bonnie and Fifi spending time inside with us - was already happening. I have also been an indoor cat (and very happy) for well over a year, so no one knows why I have also started scratching like crazy at the front and back doors, trying to get out.
Mum knows that senior cats often yowl in the night (my sister Missy sometimes did it) but I am only 4. I start crying anywhere from 3am to 4am every morning and wake my pawrents from a deep sleep. I seem to be feeling insecure and am particularly fixated on my dad - as soon as he gets up, I stop crying. They are both exhausted, but mum worries about my dad because he drives a lot during the day. She works from home so can always take 40 winks if necessary...
We all loved Tyler but I wasn't particularly close to him. Can anyone help? Does any cat out there in Catster Land know why I might be doing this? Does anyone know how it can be stopped?!
Naughty and insecure KitKat
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Katrina. you're soooo beautiful!
But animals do grieve they're own way. It also sounds like you're very close to your daddy. That's sweet but he needs to sleep too! You may want to get some feliway in the room you make the most noise. You also may want to look into getting an interactive toy you can play with at night. I yowl one or twice now but play with my toy after that....
Hug and headbonks to you prurrttyy gurl!
Losing a brother is very hard. I've heard that some people have had success using Feliway diffusers to help cats that are stressed out or upset. We haven't used these ourselves, though.
Hey KJ, where do you sleep? I howled the place down til Mum let me sleep on her feet. Give your folks a break!Big LoveRusty
Oh gosh Katrina, I wish I could help! But I have no ideas. But you know, a kitty in Olde Furts started a thread about how siblings react to a brofur or sisfur going to the Bridge... maybe if Missy or Tyler were to post there some smart Olde Furt might have some good advice?
I'm so sorry you're yowling and feeling insecure!