Locked Out Again

Regular readers know that no cat is allowed to sleep with us because of Chris’s bad behavior. Since we have no litter box in the bedroom, we can’t close Chris out while allowing Frankie and Floki to stay in the room with us. It also wouldn’t be nice to make Chris stay by himself all night.

That changed when Chris got sick. Chris had a cold for about a week and just when the sneezing died down the puking started. That was around the Friday before last. Because he wasn’t feeling well, we thought it would be nice to leave the door open for him. Plus we could keep an eye on him somewhat. Even though we would be sleeping, we would probably wake up if he started puking, which we hoped would not be on our bed. I also didn’t think he would be very annoying while he was sick, which he wasn’t (much).

He went to the vet that Monday and ended up getting eight teeth pulled two days later. He didn’t eat for a day or two and all the while he continued to sleep on our bed. As he improved, so did his annoyance level until I finally had to kick them all out at 4:00 a.m. a few mornings ago.

Tuesday evening I saw Chris puking again. It was the reason I brought Chris to the vet in the first place but the reason for his puking was never discovered. Because of that I became worried about his health and when we were getting ready for bed Tuesday night all three cats were on our bed looking too comfortable to kick out.

I decided to let them stay, which worked out fine until around midnight. That is when Chris decided to lie over my head and dig his nails into my neck and scalp. I put my hand up to hold his paws back and he responded by biting my shoulder. I then moved him to the foot of the bed where he took an interest in Frankie until I fell asleep. Then he started his annoying behavior all over again. I again moved him to the foot of the bed and went back to sleep but the bad behavior continued until 4:00 a.m. when he woke up my wife. She could not go back to sleep after that and got up and took the cats with her so I could sleep.

Needless to say they will not be sleeping with us tonight.


26 thoughts on “Locked Out Again

  1. onespoiledcat

    From the day we brought Teddy to live with us, he has been most active at night. Waking me up for sink drinks, pulling on the covers, meowing to ask me to get out of bed and play, etc. Not only was he NOT interested in actually SLEEPING with us, he was making mysterious sounds all around the house while we were TRYING to sleep. SO, we “gave” him the basement at night with the door closed. It’s his favorite domain (which it kind of already was because his cat tree and toys are down there) and we’ve had our sleep and he’s been perfectly happy there (with the door closed) until I get up in the morning and let him out. He has breakfast and we play and everything is fine and dandy but at night – it’s into his basement apartment he goes! This way he’s happy and we’re rested. EVERYBODY needs rest!!


  2. angelswhisper2011

    Such an adorable picture. Love to see how they taking care of each other ❀ I like to wake up Granny at 04.00 am too, and scratch the bed to make sure that she pets me…MOL πŸ˜€ Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend πŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

  3. kittiesblue

    Well, at our house, usually five to seven of us are in the bed at night. The only one who is never there is Astrid. That’s ’cause Misty May is always there, and she is Astrid’s nemesis. At least they mostly all behave. Hope Chris is well now. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  4. cat9984

    Snoops and Kommando have that habit of looking really adorable so I won’t move them from the middle of the bed. It always ends the same way – I wake up early stiff and cramped from my sleeping position and them getting breakfast. And I still don’t learn

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I let them stay in the bedroom sometimes when my wife is away on business. I always regret it. Chris is good at first but by midnight he becomes extremely annoying.


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