With two jobs, my sleep opportunities are limited. I have a very strict schedule, and any interruptions, throw everything off. For the past week, one cat has been interrupting my schedule.
Chaos, 10, seems to think that if I’m in my bedroom sleeping, she should be, too. If I don’t let her in, hours of scratching at the door ensue. If I let her in, sometimes she sleeps and everything is fine, but other times she goes psycho, running all over the room and making noise.
If I leave the bedroom and sleep on the couch, Raven, 5, runs all over the downstairs, room to room making a bunch of noise. Maddy, 11, meanwhile, sleeps in her kitty bed, occasionally hissing when Raven gets too close.
These constant interruptions have left me very much sleep deprived and at a loss of what to do. Ignoring Chaos and waiting for her to decide to leave me alone never ends well. And punishing Raven for his wild behavior, upsets me too much. I really need more than 5 hours of sleep, though. So, I guess I’ll have to weigh all my options and decide what is more important, more sleep or happy cats.