Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
Phenom has her own little bed. i used an old wicker laundry basket and but old towels in it. she loves it. i put it up stairs next to the spare bedroom across the hall from ours. i play with her a little while before bed while we are watching tv. she goes to bed when we do but about 4 hrs later she is up!
This is normal behaviour and I don't think you are going to be able to have it all your way here...If you can't get her a playmate and you don't want her to sleep with you, she is simply going to continue her attempts.
In other words, I think some concession has to be made here.
You could set her up in her own room away from your bedroom, but frankly, I don't think that would solve her loneliness/boredom issue. She won't just play by herself and keep herself content. I would tell your BF that two cats play each other out much better than one on its own.
Good luck on this one.
I am a dead sleeper and play my cats out at night but cats will be cats and mine still like to wake me up sometimes. I either ignore their attempts or wake up and attend to them and go back to sleep.