OMG! I cannot believe my cat Malibu! She has become such a *bossy* thing lately. 0_o
I have noticed her searching me out and demanding that I come to bed; both at afternoon nap-time and at evening bed-time. She will come find me, stare at me, meow in the most annoying, long-drawn out meow and then run towards the bedroom, looking back to see if I am coming.
If I am not?
She will make repeated trips back/forth between me and the bedroom doorway, meowing all the time and getting louder and louder. She will also sometimes come to me and put a paw on my foot or leg. If I have been ignoring her pleas/demands for too long, she will lightly poke/perforate me with her claws to be certain she has my attention.
When I am in the bathroom, she will come sit on my foot and/or lean up against my leg. I'm sure she does this so she knows exactly where I am at and so she feels she has some control over me because she has to get up off my foot/leg before I can get up from the toilet.
I am just so surprised that Mallie is doing this. This is behavior I could expect out of a dog, but a cat? She is so crazy!
Does anyone else have a pet who is sensitive towards our health problems?
*Malibu was a former feral whom I TNR'd (Trap/Neuter/Release) on our property. I also trapped her kittens and tamed/socialized them for an adoption center, but kept Mallie. It took quite a while to tame her, but when she finally realized I could pet/scrubble her and it felt good, the socializing process happened fairly quickly. She eventually became in indoor/outdoor kitty, but remained a little aloof. It wasn't until the fall of 2006 when she became gravely ill with Hepatic Lipidosis (cat jaundice) and I had to work very hard to save her, that our relationship turned around.
After she recovered she became my snuggle-cat and would sleep with me every night, either tucked up against my chest and under the covers or she would sleep on my pillow, and partly on my head. I know, it sounds weird, but it is pretty nice (warm) to have her sleep on my head in the winter and I love to fall asleep to her soothing purring.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. No improvement with Remicade. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP. Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections. Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX. Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.