how does your cat get your attention?

(48 Posts)
thissismyusername Sun 25-Sep-16 20:24:25

my cat has a method of waking me which drives me mad/is extremely effective. First, he licks my face gently, if this doesn't work then he jumps onto the chest of drawers next my bed and shuffles things such as jewellery or other bits and pieces around. The next stage is to find a piece of newspaper, a book, or his 'piece de resistance' a plastic bag, and pats it repeatedly until I give in. If i really want a lie in i have to clear the room of potential resources the night before.

he's so lovely though, i can't hold it against him.

anyone else care to share?

EvansAndThePrince Sun 25-Sep-16 20:26:54

"MEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW" at the door and then Scratch scratch scratch ON the door.

When he used to be allowed in the bedroom he used to put his nose against mine and scare the bajesus about of me grin

mathanxiety Sun 25-Sep-16 20:31:28

Reclines by her food bowl that is never empty, flips it with one outstretched paw while staring at me. Does this repeatedly.

It's a plastic bowl with a lip that permits flipping.

Prowls around my bedroom at night knocking objects off surfaces - coins, tubes of lip balm, my watch - anything I have forgotten to put away. I think she does this for her own amusement, not to wake me.

A few days ago DS heard her pummeling a big brown paper bag that was in the kitchen, and since the scuffling sound was going on for a good while he decided to investigate, only to find her with her head caught in one of the handles, turning somersaults trying to get out shock. DS cut the handle with a scissors and she bit him smile.

Imissmy0ldusername Sun 25-Sep-16 20:38:05

The bengal repeatedly bashes the living room door like she's trying to use a battering ram to get through. The Benjamin Button of the cat world one walks over my face, whilst singing the "I'm really lost and can't find anyone" song. We forgive her because she's a few sandwiches short of a picnic these days, despite being in the best nick ever physically. We are slaves to our furry overlords here.

Jellybean83 Sun 25-Sep-16 20:45:42

Plonk himself on my chest and meow very loudly in my face, if I ignore him I get the headbutt cuddles.... I can't resist them and he damn well knows it.

Lillagroda Sun 25-Sep-16 20:49:33

They both will come up and put a paw on my arm. Well brought up and that grin
"Excuse me, Staff? I want something."

Oh and the staring. The staring works very well indeed.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 25-Sep-16 20:53:11

idiotcat is not always allowed in the bedroom, he likes to rake the chairs and chaise, and likes to be entertained if he is bored with sleeping.

If he is ignored he goes through staring at you while you sleep from >< away, purring directly into your ear, and then onto standing on you or just poking

Should none of that work he will bounce himself from the bed to my dressing table, rummage about to claw the curtain so he can get behind it and into the windowsill and miaow at all the things he can see and then burst back into the room through the curtains like the alien launching itself from John Hurt's torso

An autumn speciality is to move up to my pillow and then noisily groom himself and spit out the sticky willies.

His sister sleeps the sleep of the righteous in one of her many secret hidey holes. She has had enough of his shit.

roseteapot101 Sun 25-Sep-16 21:07:13

every morning as my other half gets up at 6 am for work he feeds the cats their wet food.So firstly the phone alarm is the dinner bell meaning

meow ,meawwwwwwwwwww,meanggggggg strange oriental meow will continue till he gets down stairs.

So on a weekend when hes not working with the bedroom door closed.The cat will wait a hour before

meow ,meawwwwwwwwwww,meanggggggg
meow ,meawwwwwwwwwww,meanggggggg
meow ,meawwwwwwwwwww,meanggggggg
meow ,meawwwwwwwwwww,meanggggggg
meow ,meawwwwwwwwwww,meanggggggg
meow ,meawwwwwwwwwww,meanggggggg
meow ,meawwwwwwwwwww,meanggggggg
meow ,meawwwwwwwwwww,meanggggggg

we tried to encore it but he will go on indefinitely .Hes gone on for a hour so far.

PolterGoose Sun 25-Sep-16 21:11:00

Meowing
Getting in the way
Staring
Feigning injury

cozietoesie Sun 25-Sep-16 21:20:42

Feigning injury?? Now that is good! grin

gamerchick Sun 25-Sep-16 21:25:41

She walks up my body, uses it as a trampoline, then walks up my body and stands on my hair, then shoves her arse in my face then clicks fuck out of my bed until I kick her out the room.

I shut my door from the off these days.

PolterGoose Sun 25-Sep-16 21:40:24

He is very convincing cozie and I had him at the vets within days of adopting him, he was fine, it's all for attention, we get fake sore paw/eye/ear grin

MycatsaPirate Sun 25-Sep-16 21:42:56

Boy cat head butts me in the legs repeatedly until I feed him. If I'm asleep he yowls if he wants out.

Girl cat 1 pats me with her paw. Very gently. She's a very sweet cat.

Girl cat 2 runs in front of me chirruping.

Girl cat 3 does a meep noise.

cozietoesie Sun 25-Sep-16 21:43:56

Out of interest, do you know if he's also a good hunter?

lurkymclurkerson Sun 25-Sep-16 21:46:04

Boycat just jumps up and headbutts/licks/puts himself in the way of anything and everything that might be of interest.

If we're asleep, girlcat puts her paws under the duvet and attacks our feet. If not she walks in and shouts at us - she can't meow, it's just a really high pitched squeaky shout.

SaggyNaggy Sun 25-Sep-16 21:46:04

What do you mean by "get" my attention?
As if I get a chance to put my attention anywhere other than my glorious overlord. grin

Bogburglar75 Sun 25-Sep-16 21:47:02

Hunts my legs. Never in malice but an unexpected stones worth of Siberian tiger play-pouncing on your calf is no errand for the faint hearted.

cozietoesie Sun 25-Sep-16 21:47:26

Which is a fair point, Saggy! grin

Madlizzy Sun 25-Sep-16 21:49:46

One pats my face with his very large paw until I give in and the other puts his paw out, sticks out one claw and pokes me with it.

whathaveiforgottentoday Sun 25-Sep-16 21:50:51

Our female licks our headboard of our bed. Very annoying and kinda weird, sounds like somebody sand papering the headboard. The boys just get under our feet and stare at us until we feed them.

PolterGoose Sun 25-Sep-16 21:52:29

Was the question about hunting to me cozie? PolterCat is a very good hunter.

SnoozyMcsnoozy Sun 25-Sep-16 21:59:19

Thankfully my cat doesn't wake me up on purpose, she tried when I first got her but my plan of pretending not to wake up seems to have worked and she seems to have given up.

The only time she wakes me up is if shes trying to get under the duvet, shes not the brightest of cats and can't figure out how to get under by herself and just paws at the cover till the magic duvet lifting fairies let her in.

To get attention she either wraps herself round my legs till I trip over her or very gently stretches out her cute fluffy paw and strokes my face. grin

SquirrelPaws Sun 25-Sep-16 22:07:14

BigFurry miaows and squeaks and gets in my way. When it was just him and me and he slept on my bed, he would wake me in the morning by stroking my face with his paw. LittleFurry prefers the indirect approach; jumping on top of the wardrobe and pushing all the shoe boxes and photo albums down until somebody leaps out of bed swearing. We no longer have cats in bedrooms at night.

cozietoesie Sun 25-Sep-16 22:53:37

Yes it was, Polter. I had an inkling that he might be. wink

HuckleberryGin Sun 25-Sep-16 23:05:30

In our old house one of them used to get on the open window and balance and then jump onto the bed. Wakes you up with a start.

Fluffball will just attempt to stand in your way/trip you up.

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