Troubles Mama

by Sheila
(San Diego, Ca.)

My beautiful 2 year old siamese, "trouble" is the most beautiful cat that I have ever had. I only have one serious problem with him. To start with, I got him for my Husband. Of course, Trouble decided that he wanted nothing to do with him, even two years later. He adopted me and that is all that there is, to it. Now to the problem. Trouble decided that I am supposed to get up to feed him, any time between 5 and 6 a.m. I don't mind that at all. Feed him, give him his treat and go back to bed if I feel like I haven't had enough sleep. NOT. It isn't that he wants to eat, he wants me up because HE is up. If I go back to bed, you will hear him pounding and I mean pounding, down the hallway. He will then sneak into the bedroon, go quietly up into the air, and land right on top of me and bite me as hard as he can and then he takes off. If I don't get up, he will do it again. As soon as I decide that it is a good idea to get up with him, he eats and then lies down on the upper edge of my chair and HE will then go back to sleep. I have no clue why he is being so mean to me when I don't get up or how I am going to stop him from doing this. Do you have any ideas. I have surprised him with a spray of water and that only makes him madder. Other then that, he is a wonderful cat. He is also asthmatic and is such a good boy when I medicate him twice a day. I do it at the same time daily and he will even come up to me when it is just about time and meow and I give him his pills. Please help me to find a solution to his being ticked off at me, if I go back to bed.

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Sep 28, 2012
Don't Let Troubles Get Away with His Controlling Madness! NEW
by: Anonymous

When I got my Sammy, he noticed I went to church for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday service, so I had to get up at 7:00 a.m. He started putting his paws on my side and and lifting off, jumping over me; then he would do the same from the other side. He really hurt me, as he's a short, chubby blue point and really dug his claws into my side.

Then, he got the bright idea that 7:00 a.m. wasn't good enough. He began to do his waking up act at 6:0 a.m. on Sunday morning. He dug his claws into my side, lifted off, sprung over me, turned around, and repeated his act from the opposite side. I was wounded!

The next Sunday, Sam decided that 6:00 a.m. wasn't good enough--he wanted me up earlier and started his routine at 5:00 a.m.! Well, once he began that act, I couldn't get back to sleep. I got up and fed the rascal.

Then the following Sunday, I kid you not, this Sammy Animal was relentless...he began jumping over me at 4:00 a.m.! That was it! I'd had enough and yelled at him in the loudest voice I could muster, "NO!"

Sam definitely got the message!He ran off the bed! He stopped that four act drama after that 4:00 awakening. He was getting away with murder, but my yelling one word, "NO!" at him scared the willies out of him. He stopped that controlling behavior immediately.

Only rarely now, and not at any ridiculous hour, Sam will occasionally jump over me when the alarm goes off and I choose to ignore it. That is the only time he has become impatient with me and wants to be fed and knows I have to get up--ergo my setting the alarm.

He is a darling blue point and one of the most intelligent and loving Siamese boys I have ever had. I kiss him, and low and behold, he awoke me one morning kissing me! He's done so many unusual things, I know he's a Mensa cat.

Sep 28, 2012
Don't Let Troubles Get Away with His Controlling Madness! NEW
by: Anonymous

When I got my Sammy, he noticed I went to church for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday service, so I had to get up at 7:00 a.m. He started putting his paws on my side and and lifting off, jumping over me; then he would do the same from the other side. He really hurt me, as he's a short, chubby blue point and really dug his claws into my side.

Then, he got the bright idea that 7:00 a.m. wasn't good enough. He began to do his waking up act at 6:0 a.m. on Sunday morning. He dug his claws into my side, lifted off, sprung over me, turned around, and repeated his act from the opposite side. I was wounded!

The next Sunday, Sam decided that 6:00 a.m. wasn't good enough--he wanted me up earlier and started his routine at 5:00 a.m.! Well, once he began that act, I couldn't get back to sleep. I got up and fed the rascal.

Then the following Sunday, I kid you not, this Sammy Animal was relentless...he began jumping over me at 4:00 a.m.! That was it! I'd had enough and yelled at him in the loudest voice I could muster, "NO!"

Sam definitely got the message!He ran off the bed! He stopped that four act drama after that 4:00 awakening. He was getting away with murder, but my yelling one word, "NO!" at him scared the willies out of him. He stopped that controlling behavior immediately.

Only rarely now, and not at any ridiculous hour, Sam will occasionally jump over me when the alarm goes off and I choose to ignore it. That is the only time he has become impatient with me and wants to be fed and knows I have to get up--ergo my setting the alarm.

He is a darling blue point and one of the most intelligent and loving Siamese boys I have ever had. I kiss him, and low and behold, he awoke me one morning kissing me! He's done so many unusual things, I know he's a Mensa cat.

Jul 25, 2012
thx NEW
by: Anonymous

Im sorry for your loss of you 19 year old cat. I know how it is to lose a pet and it is as hard as losing a child. Trouble has a big brother (a 12 year old chihuahua) and they get along,so well. It is not that he doesn't have any other company. I know that my chi is not going to be around a lot longer and I know I will have to get a playmate for trouble. He will not do well at all, without a playmate. I do know that he doesn't want to be mean to me. He just wants me UP....LOL I guess I have to put my big girl panties on and get over it and just face the fact that he is going to be ornery until I get up. You all have been so nice to get back to me, on this issue. Thanks

Jul 25, 2012
Troubles NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi I lost my cat a couple of years back after nineteen years. I missed him so much. My husband said he would never have another cat because losing our cat(Boss)broke his heart. I moaned so much he let me get a Siamese kitten but said it was my cat and he didn't want to get attached to her. She was having none of it. She just fell in love with my husband and followed him everywhere. She even sits on the bedside cupboard looking at him while he sleeps waiting for the alarm clock to go off. Last year we got a second Siamese cat. She still loves my husband to bits but loves the new cat too. I now have my cat because he loves me and follows me around. They play a lot together now. Have you thought about getting a second cat to entertain Troubles in the morrnings. Maybe he just gets fed up while you are asleep. I don't think he whats to be mean he just loves you so much and does not like to be on his own.

Jul 25, 2012
Troubles NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi I lost my cat a couple of years back after nineteen years. I missed him so much. My husband said he would never have another cat because losing our cat(Boss)broke his heart. I moaned so much he let me get a Siamese kitten but said it was my cat and he didn't want to get attached to her. She was having none of it. She just fell in love with my husband and followed him everywhere. She even sits on the bedside cupboard looking at him while he sleeps waiting for the alarm clock to go off. Last year we got a second Siamese cat. She still loves my husband to bits but loves the new cat too. I now have my cat because he loves me and follows me around. They play a lot together now. Have you thought about getting a second cat to entertain Troubles in the morrnings. Maybe he just gets fed up while you are asleep. I don't think he whats to be mean he just loves you so much and does not like to be on his own.

Jul 24, 2012
thanks for sharing NEW
by: Troubles Mama

Well, its good to know that he isn't the only adorable cat out there that has such a mean streak. LOL I just absolutely adore him and his mean streak in the morning is the only thing that I would change about him. Yes, it is true, how strange that it can be, when they can be so darned mean, one minute and once you are up and about, you are their passion. I used to hear it all the time that you don't own a cat, "they" own you. How true it is. People have told me that I should get rid of him and I won't ever do that. He is my boy and he is, who he is. Good, bad or indifferent. Thanks for your comments and good luck with your babies.

Jul 24, 2012
Early Risers NEW
by: Anonymous

Ours want us up at the crack of dawn too. They get tired of being up my themselves and they want some company. I think they take it upon themselves to act as an alarm clock. It's morning--however early--and it's their duty to get their people up. once they do their "job" they go back to sleep.

Jul 24, 2012
My Lilac Point also bites me! NEW
by: Doris Arnold

I have a similar problem with my guy, China. I made the mistake from the beginning by giving him treats in the middle of the night if I got up to use the bathroom. Well, after a while, whether I get up or not, he wakes me by biting my cheek..not fun while happily sleeping... at other times if I don't get up with him around 6 or 7 a.m. he will stare at me sleeping and as I realize this and put my hand over to pet him he sometimes really lets me have it with claws and teeth. Ugly, just plain ugly...but once I am up he's doing adoration of the magi...rubbing my feet over and over...how can he be so sweet and turn into a devil...? I thought about the water pistol also,but I see you had no luck with this either....sorry no answers for you, just commiserating with you....

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