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arissa Donating Member (232 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 10:52 AM
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3. Maybe he's doing it because
you're so mean to him. Cats are social creatures who, like people, crave attention and love. You're not talking like you treat the cat with much, if any, respect for his feelings as a sentient, living, independent creature with all the same emotions as a person.

Cats also lean towards being nocturnal by nature, and especially if you haven't neutered the cat, they will get antsy at nighttime a lot of the time. This nighttime behavior is less common in neutered cats, but it still happens. Ultimately it's probably just an instinctual throwback to the cats wilder days, triggered by the nighttime urge to hunt.

If you haven't already, get your cat neutered. Try stimulating him more, playing with him more, and showing him more compassion and respect. Understand that he's an independent creature with frustrations and emotions and he doesn't exist just to please his human guardians.
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  -I'm going to kill my frickin' cat! TXlib  Oct-20-03 10:45 AM   #0 
  - He Wants To Go Home?  mhr   Oct-20-03 10:49 AM   #1 
  - Kill em kill em  HEyHEY   Oct-20-03 10:50 AM   #2 
  - Not if your cat looks like the one in your sig!  TXlib   Oct-20-03 10:53 AM   #4 
  - Dang...I thought I had a way to get rid of him...  HEyHEY   Oct-20-03 10:55 AM   #6 
  - criss-cross!  Richardo   Oct-20-03 10:54 AM   #5 
  - Maybe he's doing it because  arissa   Oct-20-03 10:52 AM   #3 
  - He has been neutered.  TXlib   Oct-20-03 11:01 AM   #10 
  - Maybe he can smell new pussy?  emad aisat sana   Oct-20-03 10:56 AM   #7 
  - That's What I Was Thinking  Don_G   Oct-20-03 11:01 AM   #9 
  - Both our cats are male and neutered.  TXlib   Oct-20-03 11:02 AM   #11 
  - Then I Have No Idea  Don_G   Oct-20-03 11:11 AM   #12 
     - I haven't seen any strays in our neighborhood.  TXlib   Oct-20-03 11:38 AM   #21 
  - After my cat's first heat,  RebelOne   Oct-20-03 11:15 AM   #14 
  - They are creatures of habit.  Why   Oct-20-03 11:46 AM   #22 
  - Obviously  Bozola   Oct-20-03 11:01 AM   #8 
  - lol  Blue_Chill   Oct-20-03 12:24 PM   #27 
  - they love the night  Javneh   Oct-20-03 11:12 AM   #13 
  - Maybe a feral cat in the neighborhood?  mbartko   Oct-20-03 11:23 AM   #15 
  - that's pretty cruel to do to a cat  Smirky McChimpster   Oct-20-03 11:24 AM   #16 
  - What's cruel?  TXlib   Oct-20-03 11:34 AM   #20 
  - He misses the old house---Prozac  xultar   Oct-20-03 11:24 AM   #17 
  - Ahhhh, he's trying to tell you something.  sistersofmercy   Oct-20-03 11:25 AM   #18 
  - I agree...  thom1102   Oct-20-03 11:58 AM   #24 
     - Great story, you should have your on pet show!  sistersofmercy   Oct-20-03 12:12 PM   #26 
  - Yowly cats  trof   Oct-20-03 11:34 AM   #19 
  - I talk trash about my cats, but I do love them.  TXlib   Oct-20-03 11:54 AM   #23 
  - He doesn't know where he is yet..crate him for a few nights, he'll be fine  catpower2000   Oct-20-03 11:58 AM   #25 
  - If you were in a completely strange place, you might cry too!  rezmutt   Oct-20-03 01:45 PM   #28 
  - Time for . .  qwertyMike   Oct-20-03 01:54 PM   #29 
  - Flying kitties?  TXlib   Oct-20-03 03:33 PM   #30 
  - Is he fixed? Yes, then it just means he's unhappy!  joeybee12   Oct-20-03 03:36 PM   #31 
  - Try wearing him out before bedtime  geniph   Oct-20-03 03:49 PM   #32 
  - Cats are very  mzpip   Oct-20-03 04:03 PM   #33 

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