Now that Aspen has stopped chasing Pumpkin (well she still does a little, but I can handle that), I have another question about her. She's a very friendly and confident cat, but when I'm in my bedroom or in my study, she acts like she doesn't really want to come in there. I've had her for a little over three weeks, and she slept in my bed with me one night (approx. night #4) and hasn't since. She's fine in the great room, dining room, foyer and screen porch - all of which sort of sit between where the master bedroom and the study are. She runs up to me wanting to be petted or to play. And, she has come into the bedroom and study briefly. But, when I'm in these rooms she just acts very hesitant to come in. In the morning she'll meow for me to come feed her but she does this from the kitchen. If I don't respond she'll come to the door of the bedroom or study but won't come in. She'll even scratch on the door jams. Eventually, if I still don't respond she'll come in the room, but only briefly. I wonder if in her former home she wasn't allowed in the bedrooms. In a way it's nice because I have had to share my bed with at least two cats (and for a while 3) for 20 years and it's weird in a nice way to be able to turn over with ease. Pumpkin didn't sleep with me last night either because he got his distemper, feline leukemia and rabies shots yesterday, so he wasn't feeling that good and slept under a piece of my furniture on a new cat bed I just bought. I have to admit, though, that I do like sleeping with my little kitty friends or at the least having them come in the bed while I'm watching TV. Pumpkin does this, but Aspen just won't. Anybody have a kitty that does the same thing and is there a way I can get her to come in and stay in these rooms?
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7/7/07 at 9:57am