I am no cat expert and need some opinions because I'm soft as a women for letting this cat run me, but this cat has been waking me a minimum 5 times a night up to 11 times for the last 3 months plus so I am a tired guy.
I had to move because the landlord lost the condo I was renting for 6 years so I'm in my 10,000 sq ft warehouse and built a 5 room living quarter inside, is what it is.
The cat scratches at the bed room door to go out and in or in and out all through the night so like a fool to stop the non stop scratching I let her in & out, the door leads to the ware house area.
So I figured I would set up 1 of the small rooms for her with the only window to the outside in the place with cat tower, scratch pad, litter box, food, water, carpeted padded window area, heater,bla bla bla and she wont use it. Shes so used to the bedroom being her hide out (last 3 months) She has been sleeping in there all day while I work and then when I'm ready to call it a day shes ready to cruse and wants to slowly kill me with not letting me sleep, yes I know I'm soft that's for Dr phil.
I put her in the new room this morning and she would not stop scratching at the door 10 to 15 minutes of scratching so I let her out (thats my problem right) she now is sitting near the bed room door waiting, crying, sometimes scratching at the door to go in so she can get some sleep.
So how would the cat experts handle this.
Would you allow the cat into the bedroom during the day (not a big deal) and lock her in the new room at night? If I don't close her in the new room she will be at the bedroom door scratching to come in my bedroom.
The cat loves cruising the warehouse getting mice & other creachers and that's all new to her being an indoor kitty since I rescued her. I would like her to have that freedom at night but she wants to come in the bed room waking me up.
The reason I don't put a cat door allowing her own access into the bedroom is she brings mice up into the room to show me and chow down, I don't want critters and a bloody mess on the new carpet.