- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
DH and I adopted two cats in the past year. One is a female, 5 years old, we got her when she was just four. Our second kitty is five months old and we raised him from a foster litter we had.
Our problems are mostly at night and it’s really causing both DH and I to have less sleep than we need. D:
Our kitten is a cuddler- which really isn’t a problem. I think he’s grow out of it. He has to be held every four hours or so, he even wakes me up to hold him and then he can fall asleep. (he’s so spoiled!) it’s really not as big of a problem as with our other cat, just annoying. I hope he grows out of it. Sometimes during the day he’ll start crying from another part of the house because he doesn’t know where I am and assumed I’ve left. O.o
Our older cat is the one I think has some separation anxiety. At night and during the day when she doesn’t know where I am in the house she’ll sit in a corner and cry and cry (or go in the dark bathroom). Emo cat, I know! She does this at night as well. Sometimes she’ll wake up from sleeping at night or a nap during the day and start crying really loudly, she sounds so distressed! She stops when she finds me and I pet her. She was adopted as a kitten from the shelter and then given back when she was full grown. We are her second home and I feel she’s afraid to go to sleep because I might not come back or be there when she wakes up.
Hopefully this is something they’ll grow out of. Already I’ve seen our kitten be more independant and our cat open up. I feel so bad for our older cat! Sometimes I wish she could talk just so I could understand what’s troubling her. Both cats are 100% healthy and have no problems other than this.
Is there any way we can ease their minds and help them realize we’re not going anywhere? Or do we just have to wait it out and show them we’re not going anywhere?