04-18-2011, 10:44 PM
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Oh my cat is sooooo that way. He even meows when he thinks he's by himself. He meows at sunlight, "merps" when he wakes up, meows for food, meows for attention, "wails" when I leave, meows when I come home, chirps to make sure I see him, wanders around meowing if he "loses" me.....some days I could kill him. And he doesn't even really have a cute meow, it's basically very similar to that really obnoxious voice Siamese cats generally have (I think he is possibly part Siamese, he has the bone structure and it would explain why he talks so much since Siamese are known for being talkers).
But I love him and think it's generally cute (especially when he's meowing to himself), I just think of it like he's happy and trying to talk back to me (since I talk to him all the time).
Thankfully I've trained him that meowing while I'm sleeping is not ok (he used to sit on my bed, get in my face, and meow to try to wake me up and I'd chuck him off my bed, now he sits on my back, stares into my face over my shoulder and loudly purrs which is much more acceptable, and way more cute).
But yeah, meowing is annoying stuff. I found that Booth meows less when he's tired after I've played with him (and as a result given him lots of the kind of attention he craves). Often he meows because he wants attention so I wait until he's quiet (so I don't reward the meowing) and then I pay lots of attention to him. When he does his "where are you??!" meow I call his name and ask him what he's doing. Then he usually comes running and curls up near me (quietly).
I've also found that he really only meows significantly at certain times of the day. He's talkative all the time but he's the most obnoxiously talkative at about 8-10pm and I just tell myself that that's his personality and that at least he doesn't meow that much all the time! Haha
But yeah, I totally hear you with the meowing thing. Some days I could just murder him, I couldn't imagine having 3 Booths! O.o