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Old 05-05-2005, 10:26 AM   #1
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I know a lot of you own cats, so I thought I would ask my questions here. I don't have a cat, but I am watching one at my house, for some friends while they are away. She has been here before so she is familiar with the house. She is a really good cat, however the last two nights she has been up meowing very loud most of the night making it difficult for us to sleep.

It seems as though as soon as we go to bed, she starts crying like a baby, and it is extremely loud. She has the run of the house, so she will go from room to room, just meowing at the top of her lungs. A few times I shut my bedroom door to try and muffle her out, but she would end up scratching at the door.

This goes on for most of the night. She has food, water, kitty litter and cat toys. I am not sure if she's doing it because she is in a different place and misses her home or if somethings wrong with her.

We really enjoy having this cat over, my kids and I love her, but these last two nights have been hard. We all have to get up early to go to work/school.

Any suggestions, information that I can get will greatly be appreciated!
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:33 AM   #2
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omg what a gorgeous cat!!

I would probably think that yes she is either, missing her family, or gets bored when you guys go to bed.

Try playing with her very hard before you go to bed.. just get her all tired so that hopefully she will sleep at night instead of keeping you up.

You could also have an interactive toy or two available (one that she can play with by herself) so that she can entertain herself while you are asleep.
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What a sweet looking little girl.

My cat does the same thing at night if I haven't played with her or paid much attention to her after I get home.

Give her a little treat after you play with her really hard for a bit, that should do the trick.
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Saki gets a wild hair up his butt at like 2 am and runs around the house at lightening speeds bellowing "BBRRRR ROWWW!! MEOWWRRR! ROWWW!!" Then proceeds to run across my face like 5 times.

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Thanks, we will definately play more with her tonight. I guess she probably is just homesick, hopefully she will adjust, we are going to have her for two weeks!
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Just curious, her family did not want to keep her at home and just have someone (you) come check on her feed her/etc? Normally they do better in their own/familiar environment but may get lonely.
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Re: Cat questions

dipster, i'm not going to be of any help. i just want your cat.
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I have a cat problem too these days...2 cats, 1 very large older male cat who weighs like 22 lbs and 1 younger female little scaredy cat...anyway..we have just listed out place for sale and because we have a rooftop terrace and the cats can run away, we have to put them in cage so that when realtor shows property we dont lose the cats.

Problem is they dont like us very much anymore...giving extra pets and treats only works short term..poor kitties..hopefully place sells soon and we dont have to do that anymore.
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dipster, i'm not going to be of any help. i just want your cat.

She is a cutie, but she's not mine. I've told my friends many times, that if they find their cat missing some day, that we've probably catnapped her! She is a Korat breed, they paid a ton of money for her. So I do get nervous about anything ever happening to her when we are watching her.
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I have a cat problem too these days...2 cats, 1 very large older male cat who weighs like 22 lbs and 1 younger female little scaredy cat...anyway..we have just listed out place for sale and because we have a rooftop terrace and the cats can run away, we have to put them in cage so that when realtor shows property we dont lose the cats.

Problem is they dont like us very much anymore...giving extra pets and treats only works short term..poor kitties..hopefully place sells soon and we dont have to do that anymore.
Can you put them in a small room instead when they are showing the place?
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She is a Korat breed
Korat's are gorgeous. So she is gray then? She looks black in the pic.
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Just curious, her family did not want to keep her at home and just have someone (you) come check on her feed her/etc? Normally they do better in their own/familiar environment but may get lonely.
They never suggested that, I guess they thought it would be easier for us if she was in our home. We do enjoy having her at home, she is a very playfull and loving cat, and we don't have any other pets. I just hope she will settle down at night.
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Korat's are gorgeous. So she is gray then? She looks black in the pic.
Yes, she is gray, she is not as dark as she looks in the picture.
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I wonder if she's in heat? They tend to squall like babies when that happens. I had a Siamese cat who sounded just like a baby crying--she was an older cat when she came to us--so I wasn't sure if she had been fixed--well she hadn't.
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I wonder if she's in heat? They tend to squall like babies when that happens. I had a Siamese cat who sounded just like a baby crying--she was an older cat when she came to us--so I wasn't sure if she had been fixed--well she hadn't.
I never thought of that, she has been fixed, so I assume she doesn't go in heat anymore?
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