Even My Cat Is Crazy

If we haven’t had the pleasure of meeting in person, perhaps you’re not totally aware of the fact that I’m neurotic. Just a little. I have a bit of a worrying problem and can be a tad bit anxious. I’m a lot better than I used to be; however, I’m a bit ummm…nervous.

I had to take my cat to the veterinarian on Monday. As I mentioned before, Harry has had a bit of a problem. After the shots and the check-up, I mentioned Harry’s little “issue” to his vet. She seems to think that Harry is stressed out. See, he was the runt of his litter, was bottle fed and then was the focus of all my attention for a long time. He always slept with me, did everything with me and is incredibly bonded to people. Andrew is not a Harry fan; therefore, he does not sleep with us. Being forced out of the bedroom is distressing for Harry, so he’s making noise in protest. We were presented with a few options, presented now in order from least to most humorous:

—Play with him more and tire him out (the option we’re trying, by the way)

—Let him sleep with us (my first choice, but Andrew’s not having it)

—Get ANOTHER cat for him to play with (Both of us nearly shat bricks at this suggestion, because OH MY GOD, NO!)

—Put him on anti-anxiety medications

Yes. You did read that right. Apparently, my cat has caught the crazy from me. And now, he too, can have his own little prescription of Xanax or Ativan so he can sleep at night. See? Even my cat is certifiable.

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7 responses to “Even My Cat Is Crazy

  1. kel

    I vote you ditch Harry all together. Pets are gross.

    Oh, that wasn’t an option? it should be.

  2. We totally went with the 2 kitty option. Twice as stressful (annoying?) sometimes – but those little buggers sure do entertain themselves.

  3. I have a very anxious cat who has an eating disorder. He pukes every day. I have been considering putting him on the anti anxiety meds or anti depressants, but it freaks me out! Are you actually going to do it? I know it can work really well…I hope yours is a success story!

  4. Steph

    Get kitty #2!!!

  5. Erika

    I vote for option 2 and 3! I love cats, even if they are gross sometimes. BTW. My cat is named Harry too. I named him after Harry Potter. I know, I = Nerd. 🙂

  6. Kirsten

    We were encouraged to try option #1 with our Siamese, Yoshi, when he went through his stage of nighttime antics but it’s sort of stressful when you “have” to play with your cat more to help tire him out. I think one of the best things about having a cat is they don’t need to do certain things with you each day (a walk) in order to be a great member of your family. I wish Andrew would come around to letting Harry sleep with you but I understand why that won’t happen. I’m also not sure what Harry might do to Andrew aka his competition. 🙂 Kitty #2 can work, but if you go that route, choose a shelter where you can return the kitty if it doesn’t. As for medication, I volunteer for a shelter where several kitties are on their kitty prozac and it works wonders.

  7. Christina

    Well your cat caught anxiety from you and my dog has allergies like me. Yes, the vet put him on allergy meds yesterday, much like what I take. Scary that our pets are so much like us! Makes me glad Joey hasn’t picked up the whining habit of the toddlers or anything gross Austin does! hehehe Good luck with Harry Cat!

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