Hello. I need some advice! My cat always acts like she is dying of starvation. I feed her a can of iams wet food everyday at lunch time. Then I also keep a small bowl of purina one hard food down for her to eat whenever she wants. She has been fine with this, but lately shes been driving me nuts. every morning at like 5am she is scratching at the door and whining. (let me add i am renting the upstairs of my friends house while in school, so i live in huge room kinda like a studio size apt) but anyway the door is shut cuz they have a dog down stairs and she knows I get the food from outside the door, you know. so shes scratching like mad to get out the door at 5 am. waking me up. so i have found if I feed her at 5am she will let me sleep, but I do not like waking up at 5am, so I tried feeding her at around 10 o clock at night thinking maybe she would not wake me, but she still whines at 5am. then I tried feeding her at lunch time and then again at 10 at night thinking surely I will not be woke up, and sure enough she still wants food at 5am. And I am pretty sure it is food because when i open the door she runs out to the sitting room where the food is kept and waits for me. and anytime I eat anything she sits there like a dog and stares at me. but this waking me up has got to stop i cant take it. she has dry food down there why does she keep waking me up at 5am? Then I got a water gun to shoot when shes scratching at the door at 5am and for 2 weeks nows shes been getting shot, but she doesnt care she just lets out this desperation meow and does it again in like 5 mins. I am going on major lack of sleep with this cat scratching in the night. and even if i feed her before bed she still does it. I even put a blanket down in front of the door at night thinking she wouldnt scratch there, but she pulls it back and scratches to get out. then she sits and waits for food. what do i do?!?!?!?!?!
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10/18/05 at 4:54pm