who is unreasonable regarding the bastard cat? you decide!

(147 Posts)
AtYourCervix Sat 14-Jun-14 21:35:55

The cat is a bastard. There is no cure. He just is.

He sleeps all day (when not demanding good - usually hourly). Then at night he likes to go out.

And in.

And out.

And in.

And out.

And in.

And out.

'Oh get a cat flap' I hear you cry, but the door is unsuitable and even if there was one the kitchen door is closed at night and Bastard Cat has an irrational hatred of closed doors.

So...

He's out and decides he needs to come in. So he shouts and wails loudly until someone gets up and opens a door or window.

Repeat every 2 hours.

And reverse.

I think that if the bathroom window is left open he can come and go and all I need to do is wake up enough to open the bedroom door. Then Bastard Cat can come in and snuggle my head.

H thinks that is just inviting him to shout at the bedroom door. And it should be closed.

But then I have to wake up enough to trek downstairs to let him in.

Please decide who is right.

thanks

AtYourCervix Sat 14-Jun-14 21:36:48

The longest post about a cat and a window. Ever.

IamBob Sat 14-Jun-14 21:37:04

<sits on hands>

SamanthaJones Sat 14-Jun-14 21:37:08

Get rid of the cat? HTH!

AtYourCervix Sat 14-Jun-14 21:38:35

He's a bastard but very sweet.

IamBob Sat 14-Jun-14 21:38:44

Cat flap in bedroom door?

brokenhearted55a Sat 14-Jun-14 21:38:49

Id get rid of him.

pictish Sat 14-Jun-14 21:38:56

I think if you have a cat, you have to let them roam the house pretty much...or they'll yell.

If it's doors open versus getting up every two hours, then there's no contest...it would be doors open.

pictish Sat 14-Jun-14 21:39:26

<glad does not have cat>

AtYourCervix Sat 14-Jun-14 21:39:37

Get rid of who? Cat? Or H?

IamBob Sat 14-Jun-14 21:39:49

Cat flaps in all internal doors?

StanleyLambchop Sat 14-Jun-14 21:39:53

I think Bastard Cat is right. He has you exactly where he wants you. At his beck & call. From his point of view, YABU.

AtYourCervix Sat 14-Jun-14 21:40:50

Cat flaps in all doors would be wonderful.

A bit weird but wonderful.

Imsuchamess Sat 14-Jun-14 21:41:08

Leave the doors open!

AtYourCervix Sat 14-Jun-14 21:41:45

How would one 'get rid' of a cat? Bag of bricks in the canal?

HoneyDragon Sat 14-Jun-14 21:41:55

Get the cat a butler. Then you can resign from cat butlering.

AtYourCervix Sat 14-Jun-14 21:42:26

He needs a night nanny.

EatDessertFirst Sat 14-Jun-14 21:42:38

Whatever you do, Bastard Cat will not be happy.

Humans are their serfs dontcha know!?

IamBob Sat 14-Jun-14 21:43:16

^honeydragon is a genius.

sittingatmydeskagain Sat 14-Jun-14 21:43:29

Just leave the bedroom door open. Does he do this all night? Like a newborn baby?

JuniperTisane Sat 14-Jun-14 21:43:32

I'm so glad my cats are happy to have just the boot room and a cat flap at night. and sometimes find catshit on the floor in the morning

I think your DH may have a point about him wailing at your bedroom door. Maybe you should just let the cat sleep on your head and give him free run of the house.

thenightsky Sat 14-Jun-14 21:43:48

<remembering yet again why I hate cats>

RandomMess Sat 14-Jun-14 21:43:49

We shut ours downstairs at night, cat flap locked shut. They get put to bed when we go with a treat of half a pouch of wet food to share. Hear not a peep from them all night.

It's called sleep training! Shut them downstairs, insert ear plugs, give it a week or so to get bastard into the new routine!

CarmineRose1978 Sat 14-Jun-14 21:44:15

The trouble is that you've taught the cat that you will come if he shouts loud enough.

Invest in earplugs. Then you can sleep through all the caterwauling. The cat will eventually realise that you won't come when he shouts, and then he'll stop doing it.

AtYourCervix Sat 14-Jun-14 21:44:59

Problem is D2 likes the landing light on at night. So it's a bit light when the door is open.

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