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Stupid Cat! We have a bad one. [Aug. 11th, 2008|06:12 pm]
Lanette
Whenever Midnight is upset, he acts bad. We accidentally rolled him up in the comforter last night so he ended up with out the ability to sleep in "his spot". This morning he howled and howled and obsessively came upstairs to lick everything including the outlets and dresser and my legs.

I got home and he's up in my face and after sniffing me SHOOK his drool all over me for the first time ever. The other day before I left he obsessively marked my shoes.

This drool shaking thing has GOT to stop. What can I do to chill him out? He's also obsessively sitting by my head grooming my hair now and purring his insane head off.
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[User Picture]From: cerridwenskye
2008-08-12 01:52 am (UTC)
try the group lj user="felinebehavior">

I have no idea what you can do about it, so maybe try them.
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[User Picture]From: cerridwenskye
2008-08-12 01:52 am (UTC)
felinebehavior there. hope I got it right now.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-12 03:02 am (UTC)
Thank you! I joined and asked them. Hopefully they have some tips to get my sweet boy back from trying to shower me with his drool. Ick! Glasses are STILL streaked. Going to wash them again.
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[User Picture]From: cerridwenskye
2008-08-12 03:04 am (UTC)
good luck!

Is it possible that he problems with Craig are affecting him too? I don't know if you guys have screaming matches or anything but i'm sure he can sense the tension that exists at times.
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[User Picture]From: random_girl
2008-08-12 04:48 am (UTC)
Pet store carries "Felaway." You plug it in and it releases hormones that make anxious kitties less anxious. Helped reduce Nick's howling problems and Mina's general skittishness.

As far as the licking goes, they make a skin lotion (you can also get at the pet store), that you can apply to your skin and sour apple (which is not a lotion, but also available at the pet store) which you can apply to other things that taste bad to the cat so he/she will stop the licking behavior.

I'm sure that group will have some good ideas, too. Good luck.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-12 04:51 am (UTC)
He is really really upset today. I'm not sure why that is. I keep being worried it's the kidneys, but he gets lethargic and starts throwing up if that's the case, plus I checked his skin for hydration and he's ok. I think he has kitty PMS or something. Maybe it's his midlife licking crisis. :)
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[User Picture]From: random_girl
2008-08-12 04:52 am (UTC)
They lick for attention, and they need attention when they are bored or anxious.

Maybe play with him a bit?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-12 04:55 am (UTC)
We did, and he's chilled out a bit. I've never met such a social cat. I've been going to bed early due to pain and being drained from surgery, and Craig's WAY into his PS3 so poor Midnight I think feels lonely. He was used to me being there all day to spoil him.

He's sort of a brat. He expects attention whenever he wants it. It also upset him that he didn't get to sleep between us, where he likes to be. He's really bonded with me and if he isn't near me it freaks him out. I'm his step mommy now.
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[User Picture]From: dove
2008-08-12 03:56 pm (UTC)
Feliway! That's what it's called. I was trying to remember what it was, because it REALLY helped with my kitty Frank, who was out of his furry little mind. I had the plug-ins and also the spray, and it definitely calmed him down. It's pricey, but so is replacing things they "mark".
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-12 04:00 pm (UTC)
I get paid on Friday. He will have to be crazy until then. ;)
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[User Picture]From: dove
2008-08-12 06:41 pm (UTC)
LOL
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