When Your Cat is a Night Owl

I suspect that she wondered why she felt so tired at work all day, and set up the camera to document the evidence.

This sequence might discourage people from getting their first cat, but it doesn't have to be this way. In the discussion at reddit, many cat owners advise these folks to try synching their cat's sleep schedule to theirs. To do this, you have to annoy the cat while it's trying to take naps during the day. Turnabout is fair play, after all.

But also notice that the man, on the right, is likely to push the cat away. The woman, on the other hand, sometimes pushes, but is just as likely to ignore the poking or even pet the cat in her sleep. That's why the cat approaches her more than it approaches the man. She's training the cat to seek a possible reward.

Another idea for solving this problem is to get another cat. Two cats readily learn that they can go to each other to avoid boredom in the night. At least we hope so.

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