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I'm patient, I really am....

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I really am patient, and I tolerate so very much from my fuzzbutts.

BUT!!! Simon, for the last three days, has been fussing and fussing and fussing. He'll sit in a room and fuss at me. Then he'll move to another room, and fuss at me. And then he'll come back to my feet, and whine like a dog. Literally whimper/whine. He fusses at night, too, keeping me awake and worried.

He's getting a ton of affection. He's not sick (I've taken him to the vet...she just laughed..."he's fine. He's siamese. He's loud. He's fine...go home"). He's fed well, and he gets all the cuddles he could possibly want.

I've checked his paws, his bum, his teeth, his ears, his nose, his belly, his legs, his tail. I've stroked him, put him inside my bathrobe (a favorite place to sleep), in my lap. I've played with him, threw toys for him, rescued him from various different places (the hot stove, the toilet, the other cats.). I've even checked the other cats, too, thinking he was being a shepherd or a snitch. Nada.

I can't figure out what's wrong...and since he's healthy, I think he's just in a bad mood. Like a two year old bad mood. He's 8ish months, and he's in a growth spurt...could it be growing pains? I just don't know.

Help....if there is any, please help. Or I'll get some earplugs.

Sigh...I really am patient. But it's wearing thin today.

Best-
Michele
post #2 of 17
Try burning a night light for him in the evenings. Plug in some feliway comfort zone diffusers and ignore him when he is crying, and pay attention to him only when he is silent.
post #3 of 17
I know the feeling Michele... Baylee's the same age as Simon and I think she must have some Siamese in her (I look at her face and Max's and am even more convinced)... she does exactly what Simon does. It drives me nuts!
post #4 of 17
Does he like music? Sasha's mama, SiSi, was extremely "talkative" and as soon as I put on a piano sonata she just went into kitty nirvana!
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
Does he like music? Sasha's mama, SiSi, was extremely "talkative" and as soon as I put on a piano sonata she just went into kitty nirvana!
This is a great suggestion. We've always found that classical music works wonders - you can even get CDs of music especially for cats.
Believe me - after having had Siamese, and Jamie (half Oriental) - I know how talkative some cats can be. I just try to keep up a "running conversation" (to the amusement of family, friends and neighbors).
post #6 of 17
My cat Pippin does this sometimes, usually when he's up to something rotton. For example, he used to climb on the back of one of my chairs, and reach up to the shelf above it, then cry so I would see him. As soon as I would watch him, he'd start knocking stuff off the shelf. He only stopped doing that when he knocked a box of dice off and onto his head.
Now he gets on the back of a chair and messes with the coats, scarves, sweaters hanging on the coat rack. Same thing again. He'll squeel until I look at him, then start picking at my sweater! He's rotten.
I don't know what his deal is. I just assume it's part of his special personality.
Simple likes to chat sometimes too. When he jumps on the bed he lets out a couple of squeaks to say "here I am!!" then will squeak some more if I'm not petting him enough.
From what I've heard and read, cats seem to have developed a lot of vocalizations to communicate with us, not with each other.
Good luck with your noisy boy!

Dev
post #7 of 17
I think I might looking into those CDs for cats... last night we had to seperate Baylee and Max and for 10 minutes Bay was downstairs meowing, I imagine, looking for him. My cat is such a blabbermouth! Luckily Stephanie gave me a great link so all I have to do is buy one... here's hoping it works!
post #8 of 17
Devlyn, is that Pippin up on the DOOR????? What a circus kitty!
post #9 of 17
LOL! Yup!! He loves it!
He used to squeal until I put him on the bathroom door, but now he can get up there himself. He jumps from the counter top. He can also jump to the floor from there. I don't know how he does it without hurting himself!!
You should see him on his cat tree! He's a lunatic.

Dev

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Originally Posted by sashacat421
Devlyn, is that Pippin up on the DOOR????? What a circus kitty!
post #10 of 17
Goodness gracious!!!
post #11 of 17
Do you think he could be bored? Oliver gets like that when I come home from work. I figured out that he wants me get some toys out of his toybox and play with him.
post #12 of 17
Gibby has running conversations (with himself) he walks around squeaking ...(And he's longwinded sometimes) But Molly, miss 1/4 seal point siamese takes the cake, with a mournful wail at 3 AM until I roll over and she gets half the bed (I'm not kidding, I get the joy of sleeping on Jason, which, in summer is no fun.)
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well, whatever was bugging him has been resolved...and not by anything I did. He hasn't been caterwauling at me for the last two days, since I posted this.

I wouldn't be surprised if he read this and decided to be a PITA and change just to spite me. LOLOL.

I wonder what it was that had him so riled up for several days. As I write this, he's sound asleep on the dining table on the clean, warm laundry.

Good grief, that cat.

Best-
Michele
post #14 of 17
HA! Warm laundry is a delicacy in our house too.
MIchele, could it have been the air pressure drop with the Santa Ana's blowing? I know you posted about that last week. Does that make sense?
post #15 of 17
Holly went through a stage like this a few weeks ago she just meowed non stop for two or three days, and believe it or not it was the few days where we had around 9 earthquakes a day. They really do know.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by noni
Well, whatever was bugging him has been resolved...and not by anything I did. He hasn't been caterwauling at me for the last two days, since I posted this.

I wouldn't be surprised if he read this and decided to be a PITA and change just to spite me. LOLOL.

I wonder what it was that had him so riled up for several days. As I write this, he's sound asleep on the dining table on the clean, warm laundry.

Good grief, that cat.

Best-
Michele
He might be affected by the phases of the moon. Jamie is an absolute lunatic, and goes into overdrive when we have a new or full moon. He's quiet today, but went on a three-day "binge" this week, which culminated in his running up and down three flights of stairs for over two hours. One of his brothers is exactly the same way.
post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by noni
Well, whatever was bugging him has been resolved...and not by anything I did. He hasn't been caterwauling at me for the last two days, since I posted this.

I wouldn't be surprised if he read this and decided to be a PITA and change just to spite me. LOLOL.

I wonder what it was that had him so riled up for several days. As I write this, he's sound asleep on the dining table on the clean, warm laundry.

Good grief, that cat.

Best-
Michele
well he seems to have passed what ever he had onto my cat. she wont be quiet!

please figure out what caused him to get over the caterwauling asap and put me out of my misery!
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