|Purred: Tue Jan 24, '12 11:04am PST |
|We ask alot of cats. Wild cats are mostly nocturnal, and our small domesticated Tigers have the same, gene, I believe. Most of my cats are sleepers during the day...after they eat, they snooze...with the exception of CK and the BUB. CKs only 6 months, the BUB is a little over a year.
Natalie wakes my husband for food at 4 am, come weekends, rain or shine. He trained her that way...he gets up during the week that early for work...and if he 'sleeps in' he has a little orange alarm clock to walk on his head and remind him that it's time to get up and feed the kitties!
There are a couple things that might help Holly...try feeding her a good meal of high quality grainless food before bed. I notice the more good protein my cats eat, the better they rest. Carbs appear to do to them what they do to us...make them more hyper.
The other thing is to spend time in bed cuddling with Holly. Let your SO spend time doing things she likes with her...maybe he should be the one to feed her, and spend time brushing her and cuddling with her and just giving her lots of petting.
Natalie loves mes, alot. But she is clearly 'Daddy's Girl'. It's just the way some cats are-some bond more strongly to some people than to others. Don't know why...just happens that way. But your SO should spend time establishing a quiet, quality bond with Holly.
I would make bedtime something Holly really enjoys and looks forward to....something she can enjoy.
Hope this helps a bit.
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