Back in the really old days - Season 2 of Saturday Night Live, they did a skit on drugs for dogs: Puppy Uppers and Doggie Downers. Well I need some kitty downers and I need them fast.
Simon's Cat uses this sign language to say "feed me". Moe has his own approach.)
The problem is, he'll wake up during the night and decide he needs attention. This morning I was disturbed from a deep, deep sleep by him sitting on my pillow and licking my head. I held up my hands (still asleep) and he nipped at my fingers - his usual "sign language" for "feed me, servant!". I looked at the clock and saw it said 25. In my haze of waking, brain said, "25? That's not a time.". I concentrated hard and looked again. It was 2:51. To shorten the story somewhat, I didn't get much sleep after that. Running on empty.
So I figure if I can get him some kitty downers, and I can get him to sleep through the night, I'll be better. I tried catnip - the booze equivalent - that didn't work, so I need real kitty sleeping pills. Ever heard of a cat that won't sleep enough? They say the average house cat sleeps 13-16 hours a day. That would be fine if I could get him to sleep all night. Lacking that, I'll take some of whatever the anesthesiologist gave me last time I was out. For me, not him.
Try some Benadryl or generic equivalent.ReplyDelete
Give him cough syrup or maybe whip up a batch of Trayvon's "lean purple".ReplyDelete
Rent a dog for him. A few weeks of hyperactive terrier should do it.ReplyDelete
That's really funny. I'd love to see how he reacted to a small yapping dog. He's a big cat, but long and lean - like 10 pounds, but can stand on the floor and put hands on a kitchen counter.Delete
Valerian? Cats like it like they like catnip. It's a people downer. Might work. But, it smells like stinky feet. You have been warned.ReplyDelete
I actually have some - someone told me it was good as a muscle relaxant. Hadn't considered using it.Delete
But, whoa, it's stinky stuff. We call it stinkweed and double seal the bottle in two plastic bags. Even then, it seems you can smell it.
Sounds like he needs a companion.ReplyDelete
We have another cat. He likes us better.Delete
I think the reason he messes with me and not my wife is she's always cold and sleeps under much more covers than I.