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Lazy/Bored Cat

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hello everybody!

I need help with my super lazy coach-potatoe cat, Oliver. Ever since my baby Babette died (cat, not an actual child) he has been ultra lazy and lethargic. She died about 4 weeks ago. He sleeps all day, eats, sleeps, then eats again. Wakes us up at 4 in the morning to potty That is his routine. Just a few weeks ago he would go outside and hunt lizards, snakes, birds, squirrels, rabbits, mice, rats, etc. He would beg to go outside. When he woke me up at 4 in the morning, his main goal was for me to play with him. Below are some pictures of Oliver. He has to be the most adorable cat I've ever owned. If you have any suggestions that would be great.

He even rests in the dollhouse

Oliver, taking his 10 hour nap

Me attempting to get oliver to actually move from the sofa to play with the string

that was enough exercise for one day! Back to sleep he goes.

Here is oliver in his active state.

Hahaha. I love my baby.
post #2 of 8
I don't have any suggestions but I just want to tell you that your baby is precious! Sorry about the loss of your other kitty.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
thanks! i love him. i am thinking he might be depressed. poor oviiee...
post #4 of 8
So sorry about Babette Poor Oliver is probably grieving, give him extra love and he'll come around in time.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
yeah, we are all sad about babette. although they constantly fought, it was a love-hate relationship. he loved the thrill of pouncing on her every morning only to be tackled. Thanks for the advice.
post #6 of 8
Yes, it sounds like he misses his little friend. How did Babette pass?

Some friends of mine had three cats who were allowed outside, and one day, a loose dog caught and killed the girl, Sissy... right in front of the boys, Bubba and Arlo. After that, the boys were very subdued, and they didn't want to go outside at all for a very long time. (Which was smart of them, and I encouraged my friends to let them become indoor cats.)

I surely hope Babette's passing was peaceful -- but if something like that happened to her, it's possible Oliver is traumatized by it.

Bless his fuzzy little heart... I hope he'll feel better soon. And in time, maybe you'll find him a new companion kitty.
post #7 of 8
I'm so sorry for your loss of Babette.

Have you tried playing interactive toys with him? Favorites of my cats are the laser light and Da Bird.
post #8 of 8
I'm so sorry for your loss of Babette!!

Yes, the laser is a big hit here with my babies. That silly red dot comes out and gets even the sleepiest of kitty moving. Just give him some extra TLC now too. He's grieving as you are and needs to feel comforted.

Have you considered another friend for Oliver??
(Oh - and welcome to the forum!! )
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