OK, I love my boys to death, but I'm starting to get crabby from lack of sleep. They've always woke me up, but now they start earlier & earlier each morning and Jordan has gotten really naughty about the things he does. I think the problem comes down to one of having no control over them at all. I know people joke about not being able to control cats, but Jordan's games are getting old & frankly a bit scarry. I worry he will hurt himself, or one of the other two. Lately he has taken to playing with a large metal cross I have on the wall. I've tried spray bottels in the past, but they stopped working for him as soon as he figured out he could drink out of it. Now when I spray him he thinks it's an invitation to get his self some water. He will walk right up to it & put his mouth on it. Not that it ever really worked that well, I'd have to spray him like 12 times for it to affect him. At any rate this morning I woke up to my tray with my perfume crashing to the floor. Luckily nothing broke, but one bottle did open & some spilled on the floor. I'm hoping that the smell won't be as strong as it was this morning, but it made me angry. I guess I'm sick of being woke up to disasters & also I'm sick of being angry at him. I love him & he can be so sweet he's my cuddle bug, but enough is enough. I need help to try & get some control over him. He's almost two I though this kind of thing would be done by now. I think the main problem is that I feed them in the morning & he feels I need to be up an hour to 2 hours before their normal feed time. People have suggested cageing him while I sleep & while I'm gone (he's done countless destructive dangerous things while I'm gone), I've never wanted to do it because it seems mean & I'm afraid he won't be as friendly. Any ideas???
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2/21/05 at 11:35am