Disturbing Behavior

Saturday night, after arriving at our West Virginia home, we decided to leave our bedroom door open even though we knew that was a bad idea. We did it because we wanted the cats to feel comfortable before locking them out of the bedroom. Of course, Chris disturbed my sleep all night long.

Sunday we decided that we needed our sleep so we closed our bedroom door and went to bed. At about 11:00 we were awakened by Chris making an awful howling sound. It sounded so awful I had to get up to see what was wrong with him.

The sound came from the bedroom across and down the hall that I use for my office. My wife left the light on in the bathroom across the hall from my office and closed the door most of the way. She feels the cats need light even though they can practically see in the dark.

Nevertheless, it provided barely enough light for me to see what was going on. Frankie was on the floor looking at Chris and Chris was on the middle part of the cat perch. I thought the two were fighting but then I realized Chris was looking out the window. I walked into the room to see what Chris was looking at. I was surprised to see a cat on the roof looking back at me. No wonder Chris was howling. I tapped on the window and the cat ran away and I went back to bed.

Frankie lookout the same window earlier today.

At 4:00 a.m. Chris jumped on the bed and lied on top my head. Not above my head, on top of it. I moved him and saw he had somehow figured out how to open the door. Maybe someday I will get a full night’s sleep. Maybe.


37 thoughts on “Disturbing Behavior

  1. Timmy Tomcat

    I think that is what my crew is looking at when they make their strange howls. Rumpy or Toby usually do this when I am settled on the couch before I head to bed to read between 7 and 10. They can look out into the small room that leads to the cat yard where the feral snacks are (They can snack but there is a large cage stopping them from coming all the way into the cat room)
    Thanks for this

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I assume the cat climbed up the apple tree and then jumped onto the roof. The lowest part of the roof is above the back patio so I don’t think it’s too hard.

  2. kittiesblue

    You will never get a good night’s sleep. I haven’t had one since the mid-80s. MOL. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  3. Leah

    Uh oh . . . I hope they might get used to each other and settle down. Right now it’s a (somewhat) new place and a new cat outside the window.

  4. onespoiledcat

    Well at least you know you have an “introoder-alert cat” among your three…..as for Chris laying across your head I guess he was trying to reassure you that he was on the job – protecting his humans at all times (including when the humans would LIKE to be sleeping!).

    Hugs, Pam

  5. Summer

    That neighbor cat sounds like it might be a troublemaker. I hope he doesn’t start upsetting Chris on purpose. We had one of those here that decided to annoy Binga, and my human was always chasing her out of our backyard. One time she was on the ledge of the spa out back… and she fell in when she saw my human! She got out before my human needed to get the net to fish her out, but she was around a lot less after that.

  6. 15andmeowing

    Chris is a clever guy. I never get a decent bight’s sleep. Someone always throws up or gets into a fight, etc.

  7. iamthesunking

    Oh my! Do you know if the interloper was a feral cat or an escapee from one of your neighbours’ houses?

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I I don’t know but the last time we were here I heard that a woman died who had a lot of cats. I don’t remember how many but I think it was over 10. Apparently the Sun then came in and dumped all the cats on the street. The neighbor behind us has been feeding them and another neighbor opened his garage so they would have shelter during the winter.


What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.