clingy cat advice

(48 Posts)
hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 20:11:38

Before I lose the will angrygrin
I'm home and ill. Went for a lie down. Cat either bounces off my head or over grooms noisy in the doorway because he wants attention
If I shut him out he howls. Continuously and tunelessly. Have given up on the nap and he's trailing around after me shouting constantly
Not hungry, just wants to sit on me and I'm all touched out/sore
Help?

cozietoesie Tue 18-Oct-16 20:59:14

You're not talking to him enough. smile

hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 21:03:03

I'm trying, honest! I'm all talked/touched out and just want to watch tv and eat but he's sat on the floor howling

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 18-Oct-16 21:21:13

Hot water bottle under a fleece blanket?.

hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 21:23:03

He's dulled to a low roar. I chatted over him for 10 mins and then drowned him in catnip he's still shouting at me hmm
He has a teddy heartbeat toy but because it's not his "hooman" he won't go near it when I'm here

cozietoesie Tue 18-Oct-16 21:56:18

Try to adopt how to talk to Siamese.

Answer every single miaow and then try to 'get ahead' in the conversation so that you're driving it. If they're sleeping, wake them up and talk to them. It can be a 'Good boyser' or 'Unh Huh' type comment but, I'm afraid, you have to answer them. Every time.

With Siamese, by the way, shutting them outside of the door is actually a punishment. (.Exclusion from The Presence.) They have a very well developed sense of wrongdoing, so if they've done something wrong, they'll sit quietly and brood about their special sin. If they've done nothing wrong, as far as they know, you'll likely get a 'What's this for now??!!' carry on outside.

Does his show of temperament have an exasperated, querulous quality to it at all?

hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:03:27

Occasionally....
The over grooming I have noticed is an attention/comfort thing. So if I'm in bed and trying to sleep he will sit just out of reach and do it hmm or like now while I'm eating tea because I'm not fussing him
When I shut him out last night it was very woe is me noise sort of "owwwwwwww eeeeeee I'm so sad and all alone"
He will not sit anywhere apart from on me. Sitting next to me he will howl and constantly put a paw on me while crying to sit on me
He's definitely part bloody oriental isn't he?!

cozietoesie Tue 18-Oct-16 22:05:36

You'll know that I reckon he's part Siamese. I'd treat him as if he was anyway. smile

hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:06:35

I'm uploading a video... He helpfully did his weirdo shouty noise

hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:07:06

Here with sound hmm
https://instagram.com/p/BLt__sKB-tl/

Wolfiefan Tue 18-Oct-16 22:07:21

He's comforting his sick human. Be grateful slave.
grin

cozietoesie Tue 18-Oct-16 22:07:36

PS - if it's any consolation, Seniorboy calmed down a great deal (comparatively speaking) when he reached 19. smile

Wolfiefan Tue 18-Oct-16 22:08:31

Listened to the video. He sounds part Burmese. Abandon all hope! grin

hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:08:37

19?! Only a decade to go then
Stable cat battered me with her paw today because I dared to stop stroking her. I'm surrounded by demanding cats

cozietoesie Tue 18-Oct-16 22:09:17

Yep. You're not talking to him as concentratedly as you need to.

hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:09:54

He objects to the fact I have to sleep and stop talking to him

cozietoesie Tue 18-Oct-16 22:10:54

Look on it as filling up a reservoir. At the beginning, it's lots of volume/hard work but it soon enough goes to a 'trickle feed'. smile

hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:11:38

And this is the "and what?" face I got after I got swiped by madam today

cozietoesie Tue 18-Oct-16 22:13:10

Well she's a different kettle of fish entirely! grin

I'd just fling her the occasional side of beef and keep out of her way.

hollinhurst84 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:14:27

Yes, I often forget she's not Ollie and try to hug her. She does not approve of hugs, humans are slaves for carrying her around and occasional pets

hollinhurst84 Wed 19-Oct-16 09:26:44

After all that fuss... He slunk off and slept on his own on the sofa confusedconfusedhmm

cozietoesie Wed 19-Oct-16 09:37:11

Ah. He'll be feeling depressed and rejected then.

hollinhurst84 Wed 19-Oct-16 09:40:25

< sob >
My friend adopted a cat and he got a normal one grin she sleeps in her cat bed and everything

Katymac Wed 19-Oct-16 09:46:09

If it makes you feel better the cat was asleep in bed with DH - I went to the loo, so he woke up followed & watched, then went back to bed with DH

Now what was the point of that?

hollinhurst84 Wed 19-Oct-16 09:48:44

Well you might have been doing something exciting? Or making a snack? grin

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