Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Feed me! PLEASE!
Before Wylla, Charlene had 24/7 access to her dry food and she would nibble whenever she wanted throughout the day and night.
Wylla can't eat dry food, she just can't process it, and whenever she sneaks a bite it makes her sick, and it always comes back up. So, once Wylla entered the picture, everything changed for Charlene, and we had to start putting her dry food away between snacks.
This works fine during the day - I'm usually here so whenever Charlene needs a nibble, she finds me and stares at me until I get up and get her bowl.
Nighttime hasn't been easy, and Charlene has been waking us multiple times each night in attempt to get a snack. It starts off kind of sweet - she'll cozy up next to me and start purring and wait for me to wake. If she doesn't get the results she wants, she turns it up a notch - she'll cry out, she'll lick my nose, she'll gently tap my face with her paw, she'll make several laps around the bed stepping somewhat carefully over our heads as she makes a pass across the pillows. She's relentless, and the only way for me to get sleep is to give in, get up, feed her, and go back to bed.
Slowly, she's been adjusting to the new way, but has had a hard time making it through the whole night and will try to wake me about an hour before the alarm goes off. At this time of the morning, Wylla will join in too because she's getting hungry as well.
But finally, FINALLY, the past three mornings the alarm woke me up, and not the cats!
I'm happy that we've had a few nights of uninterrupted sleep, but even happier for Charlene because she's made the transition. I know it hasn't been easy for her, and the major change in mealtimes has been stressful for our girl.
I'm so happy, months later, we're finally on the other side!