My oldest cat, Calli, was about 3 weeks old when we found her. It took almost 2 hours, a can of tuna, and a can of milk for me to catch her. She had a big hole in her side when we caught her and I took her to the vet as soon as I could get her in.
Dooley, my long hair Chihuahua, took Calli under his wing and raised her basically. Calli slept in his crate with him, and she learned to use the doggie dog, by going out at the same time as the big dog, under her belly. So something that amazes most people is that I have a crate trained cat. More amazing is that she knows that bed time is sometime between 7:30 and 8:3 pm most nights. Calli actually comes and gets me to put her to bed. LOL I know! Anyway, the one issue that we do have is that she doesn’t understand “the weekend”.
During the week, she wakes up sometime between 4:30 and 5:00am and occasionally, 3:45. This is okay, because I can either go ahead and get up or lay back down for 30 minutes to an hour, depending. However, on Saturday morning, Calli still wakes up at 4:30. Sometimes if I give her the weekend talk, she will stay until 5:30 or maybe six, but most of the time it is 4:30 or earlier. Its like she knows I don’t have to go anywhere.
I feed her at the time I let her out. She gets wet food once a day. If I do that, then sometimes she will leave me alone and I can sleep. But if she is not in the mood, she walks on me, makes biscuits, or sits on the bed and meows. I really think it just to see how long I will put up with her.
So if anyone has any ideas on how to “weekend train” a crazy crate trained cat, I would love the suggestions.
Have a great weekend!