I have 3 kitties, and they have been acting a lot different since I got pregnant! Particularly Maya, which I will save for last. I have always given them tons of love and attention. Lately, our play routine has been kind of messed up, since I haven’t been able to do much with my back/bum pain. That could be a part of it. I’m going to at least get the laser pointer out and let them run around chasing that.
But this has been gradually happening ever since I found out I was pregnant. Isn’t that funny! I’m not sure what to do! Have any of you experienced personality/behavior changes with your pets? What did you do, and did things improve? I feel bad because it’s been just me and them for so long. Do you worry about the adjustment when the baby comes?
I think I need Jackson Galaxy, cat behaviorist, from that animal planet show (My Cat From Hell) to help me out. 😉 He’s awesome.
I have 3 kitties, and 2 of them (Maya and Chloe) are my sweet little cuddle bugs. They’re more like dogs, with the way they show affection and want attention. Both Maya and Chloe want to be with me at all times. I’m not complaining because I absolutely adore my furbabies. They are my babies!! I like to snuggle them and spend lots of time with them. They are wanting even more attention now that I’m pregnant though. I worry that they will feel neglected when the baby comes. 😦
The funny thing about Juniper (my oldest, age 6) – she’s always been kind of mean to me or ignores me, but she’s been a little nicer since I found out I was pregnant! Strange, but definitely a plus! 🙂 I just hope she doesn’t go back to being mean when the baby comes.
Chloe (my youngest, age 3) is getting kinda ornery! She’s starting to get into things she’s not supposed to and tearing up toilet paper! Maya and Chloe often conspire together to start trouble. I think Maya is a bad influence on her. 😉 I’m not too worried about Chloe’s behavior at the moment, but I’m keeping an eye on it. It’s unusual because she is my laid-back kitty. She’s usually so peaceful and lazy, unless I’m playing with her.
Finally, Maya (the middle child, age 4). She is the problem child, and I hate to say that because she’s so sweet. One thing she does – and it’s gotten worse – is lick me constantly! It’s like a lick attack, and she won’t stop! I swear she has OCD. She was always well-behaved in the past, but lately she’s picking things out of the trash (she likes little pieces of paper or wrappers), digging in the garbage disposal, grabbing things off of the coffee table, pulling the magnets and papers off of the refrigerator constantly, and picking at a patch of plaster on our kitchen ceiling from where a leak was patched up. (She can reach the ceiling because there’s a gap between our kitchen cabinets and the ceiling, which apparently is a cool place for cats to hang out). Everyday I find tons of tiny plaster pieces on the stove and surrounding areas. I hope she’s not eating any of it!! And those are just a few things she does.
Now, I know kitties can be ornery and playful – and that’s totally fine. It’s just a big change! They weren’t like this before! I wonder if I should be concerned? Mostly about Maya, since her behavior is somewhat strange and obsessive at times. Can animals have OCD? I think they can, right? If so, I’m not sure what to do about it. I have OCD (and anxiety), and it’s a very uncomfortable disorder to have. I can imagine Maya must feel restless and anxious, and that makes me sad! I want to get her feeling better and back on track before the baby comes. My poor kitty.