Post # 1
Just after Christmas DH and I got two adorable kitties. The younger one, Smudge, is a little black guy who is almost 16 weeks old. I love him to death, but EVERY night in the early morning hours he comes to our bed purring, and tries to curl up on my face. I try a couple of times to move him down or to the side, but he doesn’t get it and keeps coming back. Eventually I just end up locking him out.
I already have massive sleep issues without him, and I don’t know what to do! I would love to have our kitties sleep with us, but it just seems like he is intent on smothering me! Does anyone know how to get him to stop?
Post # 3
@Tigerlilybride: Haha no real suggestions. Is it possible that there is a scent there he is attracted to? Our cat looooves the smell of clean – like he will stick his head in my freshly washed hair and just breathe it in. No offense but maybe your hair smells cleaner than your sleepy self and he prefers that?
Or maybe he wants to be close to you and the rest of you is under the covers?
I don’t really know. I love when my kitten sleeps cheek to cheek with me so I’m useless 🙂
Post # 4
@Tigerlilybride: Often kittens would like either the smell of your pillow, your face or breathing and want to be close to that. If you still want the cats in your room while you are sleeping everytime it comes to sit around your face you need to put the kitten at the end of the bed. Keep doing this everytime. If it still continues you may need to put kitty completely on the floor EVERY time. Another idea is to put your current pillow (which smells like you) down the end of the bed and use a different pillow for sleep which may not be as attractive smelling for a while!
Post # 5
Get a heat pad or heating blanket and put it beside you or on the foot of your bed, or in a cat bed (you can make it into a heated cat bed!) and turn it on on a medium heat (not too warm! Kitties can burn). My cat did similar and just by giving her another warm place to cuddle with she stopped sleeping on my neck